Hello! And Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year. My name is Miss Kowalski and I am overjoyed to be starting my first year teaching here at TCA. It means so much to be back at the school I attended when I was in elementary school/middle school. I cannot wait to start the year off!
Me and everyone at TCA is excited to learn and grow with the students. I will provide a safe and open environment working hard to fulfill all students' needs. My goal is to have a fun and SAFE year. I look forward to working with you all :)
A little about me
I graduated from TCA in 2010 and then attended La Salle Peru Township High School graduating in 2014. After that, I attended Illinois State University to get my Bachelors in Elementary Education. After graduating ISU in the fall of 2019, I substitute taught for Ottawa, Oglesby, Mendota, and La Salle school districts. I am extremely happy to now have a class of my own and start my career that I have been passionate about for a long time.
I am signing ALL students planners at the end of the day to check homework
There will be Church every Wednesday at 9:15. We will be switching off
between St. Patrick's and Holy Rosary.
This week We will Be at Holy Rosary
Please note that there may be revisions to the schedule due to how far
we may get in class and changes during the week.
Every test (besides spelling and reading) will vary depending on how far we get in class.
Spelling and reading will be the only set test date and it will be every Friday
Dates to Remember
10/16 End of First Quarter
11/6 Picture retakes
This Weeks Schedule
Monday: Review lessons 39 - 40
We will start lesson 41 Subtracting Across Zero and
Homework: Written Practice 266 - 268 #1-30
Tuesday: Lesson 42 Rounding Numbers to estimate
Homework: Written Practice 273 #1-30
Wednesday: Lesson 43 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers
Homework: Written Practice pg. 279-281 #1-30
Thursday: Lesson 44 Multiplying two digit by two digit
Homework: Written Practice pg. 284 - 286 # 1-30
Friday: Halloween Day (review day)
We will be praying the rosary again this week
We will be reviewing session 9
We will be writing a letter to cheer on Mrs. crews niece
while she is in training for the military/army
We will be making book marks for the kindergarteners
Story: "Discovering Mars" (not in book, I will be passing this out)
Essential Question: Why are people interested in space exploration?
Vocabulary: Sphere, astronomers, telescope, poles, range, conquest, diameter, craters,
mammoth, solar system, basin, base, colossal, advanced, cosmic, rays
ultraviolet, microbes, roving, shuttle, gravity, cargo, mass, scheme
permafrost, sustain, ozone, atmosphere
(Quiz Friday on vocabulary)
Starting Lesson 5
We will be discussing the cold war, the civil rights era,
greater diversity after civil rights and new era of war
We will not be doing anything in the book I will be doing mystery science
asking and investigating the questions below:
Who Invented Candy?
Where Does Chocolate Come From?
Do Bats really Drink Blood?
(Grammar will be review this week)
Types of sentences, Homophones, Quotations, Capitalization, Subject and Object Pronouns
Reflexive and Demonstrative Pronouns, Pronouns-Antecedent Agreement
There are no spelling words this week
we will play review games with words we already had
Extra this week: Since the month of October is fire safety month we will be
Music: Monday 9:05 - 9:35
P.E. Tue/Thu 9:15 - 9:45
Mass: Wednesday 9:15
Library: Thursday 10:20 - 10:50
Art: Friday 9:05 - 9:45