Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
This week has been a short week and yet very busy!! We are excited for the Bingo Blast tomorrow night!!
Reminders for Bingo Blast:
- You must be pre-registered to attend
- Parents MUST sign students in and out with the Homeroom teacher at the beginning 6pm and the end of the night at 8pm.
- 5-8 Grades Bingo Blast is in the school hall
This week we started Chapter 16, Gathered as One. In this chapter we will learn that the Mass is central to Catholic life. We will learn how we are united during Mass. The study guide is due on 2/21. The test for this chapter is on 2/28. We will go over the study guide in class tomorrow.
We are also making “Modern Day Dead Sea Scrolls” to show an example of how scripture was passed on to generations. Students received their rubric in class. The rough draft of the “10 lines” from the Book of Isaiah and an explanation of the ten lines is due on 2/26. The rough draft should be done in the 5-subject notebook. We will make the Scroll in class 2/26.
2/24 Ch. 7 Lesson 2, Order of Operations
2/25 Ch. 7 Lesson 3, Write Numerical Expressions
2/26 Check My Progress Quiz Lessons 2 & 3
2/27 Ch. 7 Lesson 6, Patterns
2/28 Ch. 7 Lesson 8, Ordered Pairs
Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals
Friday: Lesson 1, Fractions & Division
Monday: Lesson 2, Greatest Common Factor
Tuesday: Lesson 3, Simplest Form
Wednesday Lesson 4, Problem Solving
Thursday: Review Lessons 1-4
This Friday, the kids are taking their chapter 2 test on fractions, decimals, and percents. Next week, we will start chapter 5, where we will work with integers and the coordinate plane. We are skipping the 3rd and 4th chapters because they are reviewing skills that we covered this fall: computation with multi-digit numbers and multiplication and division of fractions. The students can feel free to work on these pages if they have extra time or in the summer as review.
End of book test for Number the Stars is on Tues. 2/25. Students are encouraged to prepare by re-reading parts of the book, looking over previous comprehension and analysis assignments and spending some time on the Sparknotes.com site for Number the Stars. It includes summaries for each chapter, character analyses, practice quizzes and more.
Students will learn how matter cycles between the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. They will also discover how bacteria and other decomposers break down organic matter and in the process release forms of nitrogen that plants can use.
Our Lesson 11 Spelling Quiz will be Friday February 28th. We will be taking a practice quiz, Monday February 24th so students will have an idea of which words they need to review throughout the week to be prepared for Friday’s quiz. Words can be found on my website: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/.
We are working on Chapter 8, Facing Slavery. We are learning about the West African perspective and experience of facing slavery during the colonial period. Students are completing the Interactive Notebook Reading Notes in class. They are also receiving the correct answers from me and are given time to make changes to their notes after they complete their own notes. We have also divided into small groups to face three dilemmas the West Africans face. The test will be on 2/25. The study was handed out on 2/13.