January 23, 2020
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
I was thinking recently about how hard 5A students are working and trying new things in school. Whether it is presenting in front of the class, taking a test, participating in a Spirit Assembly or Spelling Bee, the above quote by Theodore Roosevelt really speaks to me about the passion of trying and learning new things. It also challenges us to never giving up!!!!
Please return the permission slip I handed out in the Boomerang for our Service Walk by Tuesday 1/28. Unfortunately, only students who have turned in the permission slip can go on the walk.
Important Message From the HRS Office:
The office must receive an email giving permission for students to leave with a grandparent or special person on Grandparents Day.
Next week is Catholic Schools Week!! Please see the EFC for the official run down of events. I have included the things that concern 5A below.
1/24 – Free Dress & Primrose planting ( Bring a planting tool if you would like.)
Sunday 1/26 – Appreciate our Faith Community
- 10:30 Mass – Please come to Mass and pray with us! Students wear uniforms if you come!!!
- Open House – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Monday 1/27 – Appreciating Parent Community
- School Spirit – Wear Gator Gear/CYO/etc.
- Read In – 2pm – 2:20pm
- All school bingo 2:20pm – 2:50pm
Tuesday 1/28-Appreciateing Our Community
- Regular uniform
- Class Service Project – 5th Graders will walk to deliver primroses and handmade cards to neighbors. Please return the permission slip by Tuesday 1/28.
Wednesday 1/29 – Honoring Our Grandparents
- Perfect Uniform
- Grandparents Lunch 11:30 am – 1:45pm
- No HW
Thursday 1/30 – In Appreciation of Lifelong Learners and Staff
- Perfect Uniform
- Spelling Bee – Grades 5-8 9:30 am– 10:15am (5A Representatives: Mariella Guerra & Bruce Clausen!) Come and root them on!!!
Friday 1/31 – Appreciating Our Students
- Wear 80’s Gear
- Spirit Assembly 9:30am – 10:45am
- 8th Grade vs. Teachers 1:30pm
Next week we will continue working on Chapter 15 in class. Students have received the study guide. Looking ahead the test will be on 2/6.
1/27 – Ch. 6 L. 1 Estimate Products of Whole Numbers and Decimals
1/28 – Ch. 6 L. 3 Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers
1/29 – CH. 6 L. 5 Multiply Decimals
1/30 – Check My Progress
1/31 – Check My Progress Quiz
Chapter 6, Multiply and Divide Decimals
Friday: No Math
Monday: Review Lesson 11, Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
Tuesday: Lesson 13, Divide Decimals
Wednesday: Review Lesson 13
Thursday: Lesson 14, Divide Decimals by Powers of 10
Next week, we will start the week with the first test from the sixth grade book: rates and ratios. We will spend two days reviewing before the test. We will then move right into our second chapter where we will work with fractions, decimals, and percents. In this chapter, the kids will learn a lot of cool tricks for converting among F, D, and %. They will also work with finding percents of numbers.
Students will present their billboard presentations tomorrow. The test for Chapter 7 is on 2/4. We will use the classes we have next week to review for this test.
Due to Catholic Schools Week events next week, Lesson 9 Spelling Quiz will be next Thursday, January 30th, on tricky compound words involving a variation of single word, hyphens, or separate words. Words can be found on my website: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/. We will be narrowing down our school-wide Spelling Bee representatives by this Friday! The students have been focused on being respectful and kind during this fierce competition.
Students are learning about the tropical rainforest ecosystem. Students will be able to describe the niche of several creatures that live in the rainforest including squirrel monkeys, kinkajous and ocelots. Students will discuss how different populations of organisms make up the rainforest community.
We are enjoying Number the Stars. Students should continue to read the assigned chapters at home: Read to the end of Ch. 7 before class on Monday.