April 18, 2019

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


When we return we will be on the count down to Camp Seymour. Please read the reminders list on handout in today’s Boomerang. I also attached it the group email that I sent you today.


Easter is the most important holiday in our faith. In the Greek Tradition we spend a lot of time preparing for Easter and during Holy Week we are at church each night. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.


Καλή Ανάσταση kai Καλό Πάσχα!!


(Good Resurrection & Happy Easter)


Happy Easter” in Greek is the wish we say before Easter to refer to the Easter celebrations and Holy week as a whole. Closer to the Resurrection on Sunday, Greeks say “Καλή Ανάσταση”. But on the day of Easter, on Sunday, we say “Χριστός Ανέστη”, Christ Is Risen.



This week we learned about Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross during religion class. Students acted out the stations in small groups for the class. On May 2nd students will take the Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist test.




4/29 – Ch. 9 L. 10 Hands On Models to Add Mixed Numbers

4/30 – Ch. 9 L. 11 Add Mixed Numbers

5/1 – Ch. 9 L. 12 Subtract Mixed Numbers

5/2 – Ch. 9 L. 13 Subtract with Renaming

5/3 – L. 13 practice/review



Mr. Schreck

Chapter 10, Multiply and Divide Fractions

Monday (4/29): Lesson 8, Multiplication as Scaling

Tuesday: Review Lessons 6-8

Wednesday: Quiz, Lessons 6-8

Thursday: Lesson 10, Divide Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions





After break, we will spend two days reviewing our chapter on equations before we take the ch. 7 test.  In our next unit, we will be looking at functions and inequalities.  Enjoy the Easter break!



Besides the planets, students will learn about other objects in the solar system such as asteroids, meteoroids and comets.

Students will complete a study guide in class to prepare for a quiz on the solar system Friday, April 27th.


Social Studies

Today the fifth graders took the Chapter 10 test. After the break we will begin Chapter 11, To Declare Independence or Not. In this chapter students will be working in groups to prepare a debate. They will either be Patriots or Loyalists. This is usually a very fun chapter and the students will present a live debate at the end. Costumes are encouraged!!!



If you haven’t already enjoyed your child’s group slide presentation for Book Clubs, ask them to run it for you. After each presentation, students are called upon to make positive observations and comments. The students were very thoughtful and respectful. My personal favorite comment: “Your presentation really makes me want to read that book!” On to informational articles in a Reading Adventure magazine that is part of our reading series. We’re short a few, so we’re sharing, which seems to be working out just fine. Happy Easter to all of our wonderful 5th grade families!

Language Arts

Students completed Lesson 16 before break. If your student left early, please be sure their test is complete within the first week of retuning to school. There will be no spelling quiz the week we return.

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