April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

 Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

 On Holy Thursday, 5A will be bringing money for the Ugandan students, a canned food item, and items for either St. Vincent de Paul or Westside Baby. Thank you for helping us with our Lenten Outreach!

 Please remember to turn in your Camp Seymour forms by Friday, April 18th!


Friday 4/11 – Ch. 8 Test

Monday 4/14 – Ch. 9 L. 1 Round Fractions

Tuesday 4/15 – Ch. 9 L. 2 Add Like Fractions

Wednesday 4/16 – Ch. 9 L. Subtract Like Fractions

Thursday 4/17 – Ch. 9, L.4 Hands On

Friday 4/18 – Ch. 9, L. Add Unlike Fractions


Next week is Holy Week. We will be focusing on the Stations of the Cross during Religion class next week. Students will be put in groups and do skits about each Station. We will also be learning about The Triduum.

 Social Studies

The fifth graders will take the Chapter 9 test tomorrow 4/11. Next week we will begin Ch. 10, Growing Tensions between the Colonies and Britain. In this lesson we will be learning about The Proclamation of 1763, The Quartering Act, The Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts.


Students will start a unit on motion and design. They will focus on the use of drawings in the design process.  Students will draw vehicles they build from K’Nex building pieces. In small groups they will use their visual and spatial perception skills to build a vehicle pictured in a technical drawing. Next students will focus on force and motion by conducting experiments to determine how applying a force to an object changes the motion of the object.

 Language Arts

Students have concluded a long unit on prefixes, suffixes, and root words. After ITBS testing, students will begin a unit on character descriptions with a focus on sentence fluency and rhythm in their writing. During the unit, students will also be able to identify and properly use transitions words. 

 Students will not have a spelling test until after spring break. Students will receive new spelling words on the Tuesday before spring break. Please gently remind your student to study while away.