Monday, February 19, 2018

Week of Feb 19-23 Language Arts

        Week of February 19-23 2018

2/19 President's DayStudents are in School-Make up Tropical Storm Irma
3/1 Science Fair Project Due
3/2 Half Day-Dismissal at 11:30am-No Backpack, bring Snack 
3/5 No School
3/6 Report Cards

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$25.00 Due March 1st-Rock Eagle Due
$25.00 Due March 15th-Rock Eagle Due
$50.00 Due April 1st-Rock Eagle Due

Image result for atlanta zooMarch 21st- Atlanta ZOO Info

In order to best serve our students, Gerard Preparatory School will be taking a
n Off-Site Learning Day
 the Atlanta Zoo, Friday, March 21, 2018.  Please reserve the date change on your calendar.   
It is our hope that all students will be able to participate.   
However, i
f for any reason your child can not attend, 
school attendance will be continued through
 a digital home learning 
program that 

To establish a transportation count, please let us know if they will not be attending
by Feb 23rd

  • Cost per student: $25.00  
    ncludes lunch, transportation 
    by bus (for students in group 2* and up only)
    , and 
    admission ticket
  • Departure from school: 9:00a.m.
  • Return Arrival to School:  2:00p.m.

Arrival time (7:45 a.m.) and dismissal time will be at usual time for the day for lower Elementary (2:45p.m.) and Middle/High School students (3:00p.m.). 

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Gerard Preparatory's Spring Break April 2nd-6th

 Week of February 19-23 2018
Students are finishing up their winter chapter books and getting ready for the month of poetry. All groups have spelling test this Friday 2/23. Please review and study. Thank you!

Group 3 Test Friday
1. knew
2. healing
3. clear
4. friendly
5. than
6. Nebraska
7. deep
8. they're - We believe they're from Maryland.
9. width
10. cannot
11. budget
12. center
13. meaning
14. least
15. piccolo

Group 4Test Friday-Students are to define words
1. academy
2. abandon
3. exempt
4. algebra
5. acclaim
6. incite
7. impede
8. elixir
9. incumbent
10. immoral
11. endorse
12. extensive
13. ethnic
14. initiative
15. agriculture

Group 5 Test Friday-Students are to define words
1. ably
2. abundant
3. beneficial
4. besmear
7. association

Group 6 Test Friday
1.boisterous- enthusiastic, loud
2.brusque-short, rude
4.clairyvoyant- can predict the future
5.collaborate- work together
6.exemplary- exemplary
7.hackneyed- cliched
8.haughty- being arrogant, talking down to people
9.hypothesis - unproven theory, educated guess
10.impute - to assign or attribute to someone

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week of Feb 12-16 2018 Language Arts

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Week of February 12-16

Upcoming Reminders

  • Homeroom Valentine's Day Party 2/14 Wednesday (Please contact your homeroom teacher for any additional questions)
  • Friday's are Dress Down Days for $1.00-Money is to be given to your HR teacher
  • Rock Eagle Info-Gerard Prep School is going on an off-site learning trip to Rock Eagle Learning Center on April 18th-20th groups 4-6.Total Cost Includes: Transportation, Meals at Rock Eagle, Cottage Rental, and all educational activities at Rock Eagle. We are in need of drivers-You do not have to stay, but if you could transport students to off-site on April 18 (Wednesday), and then pick up students April 20th (Friday), please let me or your homeroom teacher know. These are the teachers that are going and also able to transport students: Mrs.Looney, Ms. Sage, and Mrs. Hickey.

  • Total per student: Only $150.00 Below is the payment schedule:
    $25.00 Due Feb 2nd
    $25.00 Due Feb 15th
    $25.00 Due March 1st
    $25.00 Due March 15th
    $50.00 Due April 1st
    (*There are no refunds available for payments)
    Parent Chaperon: $135.00-Can drive and number the number of students you can transport (located in your off-site learning brochure)
    Location and General Information
    Rock Eagle 4-H Center is located north of Eatonton, Georgia, adjacent to the Oconee National Forest. With nearly 1,500 acres of forested land, including a 110-acre lake, Rock Eagle is a natural meeting site away from everyday life.
    The trip will include day and evening activities, such as Lake Assessment (H20 study), Pioneer life, canoeing, team building activities, nature hike, ichthyology, museum tour, campfire, raptor and snakes (hands-on), There are 3-4 daily planned activities, along with 1-2 evening activities as well.
  • February 19 President's Day-School in Session from Tropical Storm Irma
  • March 1 Science Fair-Please see Science Fair Rubric Contact Mrs.Looney for additional questions, regarding your project.
  • March 2nd Half Day-No Backpack, Bring Snack and dismissal is at 11:30am 
Group 3 Spelling Words-Spelling Test Friday 2/16
  1. Symbolism
  2. Usage
  3. Variable
  4. Claim
  5. Schedule
  6. Root
  7. Pitch
  8. Mystery
  9. Diagram
  10. Imperative
Group 4 Spelling Words-Spelling Test Friday 2/16
  1. Porcelain
  2. jargon
  3. parallel
  4. secretary
  5. penitentiary
  6. barnacle
  7. foreign
  8. vertex
  9. maneuver
  10. asteroid
  11. dormitory
  12. dormant
  13. mandatory
  14. corrosion
  15. generosity 

Group 5  Spelling Words-Spelling Test Friday 2/16
  1. Abashed
  2. aboveboard
  3. Agape
  4. Befog
  5. Betide
  6. Bethink
  7. Angel
  8. Annual
  9. Application
  10. Resume
Group 6 SAT Spelling Words-Spelling Test Friday 2/16
  1. Alias
  2. Arcane
  3. Bilk
  4. Bombastic
  5. Callous
  6. Candor
  7. Cogent
  8. Congruity
  9. Consign
  10. Constituent 

If you have any questions, please contact me via email at or your homeroom teacher for more information. 
Thank you!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Week of 1/29-2/2 2018 Language Arts

Week of January 29th- February 2nd, 2018
Grammar Focus: We continue to focus on grammar units on pronouns, and noun clauses.
Reading Focus: All chapters will be working on chapters 9-10 this week in their focus reading.
*No Spelling Test This Week* Retakes from last week

Group 3: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Group 4: Where the Red Fern Grows
Group 5: The Giver
Group 6: The Hiding Place

Monday- 1/29 Homeless Outreach Project Due- If your child did not turn in their project, they have until Tuesday 1/30 with a late grade or a zero by Wednesday.
Friday-  2/ 2 International Peace Day, all students were sent an email in regards to bringing in their homeroom's required food dish based on their homeroom's country and/or state.
Friday 2/2 First part of your Science Fair Project Due

Upcoming Week:
Monday 2/5- We are celebrating 100 Days! Dress as an older person

Email me for additional questions: 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week of 1/22-1/26 2018

Week of January 22-26 2018

Sick Policy 
(Located in your Parent Handbook)
Attention families, with the Flu season at an all-time high, please keep your child home, who's been running a fever or vomiting. All students who have a fever or vomiting may return to school 24 hours fever/vomiting free. 
Thank you for your support in keeping our students, staff, and school healthy!

  • Lunch Menus Due 1/25
  • All Groups-Spelling & Definition Test, Friday 1/26
  • Week Of Compassion Homless Outreach Project Due Monday, 1/29
  • International Peace Day, Friday February 2nd-Please speak to your homeroom teacher about details
Spelling Words & Definitions Test Friday, 1/26

Group 3
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Chapters 5-7 Spelling words and Spelling Definitions
Test Friday Spelling words & Definitions

Spelling Words
Spelling Definitions
1.   Prophecy
The foretelling or prediction of what is to come
2.   Camphor
A compound taken from the bark of a tree
3.   Premises
A house or building and all its property
4.   Reign
To rule
5.   Sightseers
A person who visits a place of interests
6.   Lamppost
A metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (like a streetlight)
7.   beckoned
Call; gesture
8.   enemies
A foe or adversary
9.   faun
Half man half goat
10.         disposal
The act or means of getting rid of something

Group 4 Where The Red Fern Grows Chapters 5-7 Spelling Words
Spelling Words
Spelling Definitions
1. splintered
broken into small, sharp fragments

2. snickered
to make a short, quiet laugh in a disrespectful way
3. glaring
Having a look of anger
4. ooze
To flow out slowly
5. gritted
To make a scratchy or grinding sound
6. anvil
A heavy iron block
7. provisions
Supplies of food
8. grit
Stubborn courage
9. vicious
Cruel, spiteful
10. shucks
Corn husks
11. painstaking
Extremely precise and careful
12. Churn
Container for making butter
13. timber
14. bottoms
Land through which a river flows
15. domain
Field of influence
16. fulfilled
Satsified, completed

Group 5
The Giver Chapters 5-7 Spelling Words
Spelling Test with Definitions Friday 1/26
Spelling Words
Spelling Definitions
1.    Infraction
A violation of a law or rule
2.    Reluctant
Not eager
3.    Interdependence
A relation between entities that rely on each other
4.    Emblem
A visible symbol representing an abstract idea
5.    Reprieve
A relief from harm or discomfort
6.    Inadequate
Lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
7.    Relinquish
Release, as from one’s grip
8.    Accompany
Go or travel along with
9.    Exuberant
Joyously unrestrained
10.           Somber
Grave or even gloomy character

Group 6
SAT Words and Definitons Test Friday 1/26
Reading Focus: The Hiding Place Chapters 5-7
SAT Words
SAT Definitions
Very dry
2. asylum
Sanctuary, place of safety
3. bias
A prejudice towards something or against something
5. Deleterious
6. digression
Straying from main point
7. disdain
To regard with scorn
8. evanescent
Not lasting long
9. emulate
Following someone else’s example
10. Fortuitous