April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


This year, THE event kids are waiting for is the BINGO BASH BONANZA with the teachers!! Holy Rosary teachers and staff will throw the ultimate BINGO party for any or ALL of your kids and their HRS friends in grades K-8. The night will include 12 full rounds of bingo with a variety of terrific prizes for the winners. A BIG MONEY PRIZE will be awarded for the BLACK-OUT game at night’s end. The children will not only be served a delicious pizza dinner along with a variety of snacks and beverages, there will be music and fun in-between games! This is a full-on PAR-TAY!!! The best part is, you do not need to be there! Drop your child off and have a night out! Why not buy spots for all of your children? In fact, you can buy spots for them and their friends, even an entire class!! The evening will last from 6:00-8:30 pm in the gym on Saturday, May 1st. Each spot is $25.00, all-inclusive. To purchase spots for your children, you must sign your bid number during the silent auction. Can’t make it to the auction? Fill out the BINGO flyer sent home with the FCE last Thursday and attach a check for 25 bucks payable to HRS. You may also send your request with a friend or email Ms. Corrigan at mcorrigan@holyrosaryws.org and she will guarantee a spot(s) for your child! All spots must be purchased by the end of the evening of the auction. Your child will NOT want to miss out on this one!!!

I have enclosed a “reminder list” for Camp Seymour in the Boomerang. Here is a curriculum update for the following week.

Monday: Lesson 78, Exponents and Powers
Tuesday: Lesson 79, Finding Equivalent Fractions by Multiplying by 1
Wednesday: Lesson 80, Prime and Composite Numbers
Friday: Test 15

We are working on Ch. 19 Sacraments of Commitment. Students have received the Study Guide for this lesson and we will have our test next Thursday 4/29.

Social Studies
The fifth graders are very busy with Ch. 12 The Declaration of Independence. We will have a test on this lesson next Thursday 4/29.

We have finished reading Stone Fox this week and will move back into the Scott Foresman text to another story about dog-sled racing. Our Target Skill focus will be identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details. Students should continue to read at home on a daily basis and should always come to Reading class with a silent reading book.

Language Arts
Students are completing final drafts of Earth Day poems. What a lovely collection of poetry we now have hanging in the hallways! All students should be working to memorize the poems they have chosen to illustrate and recite in front of the class. Students must be prepared to present their poems by the end of next week. An extra copy of the assignment sheet and grading rubric is posted on my webpage. Also next week, we will review singular, plural and possessive pronouns and contractions. There is no spelling test or assignment due on Monday.

Students will add blocks to the vehicles they have built to investigate the effects of load on motion. Students will measure the time it takes for a loaded vehicle to move a given distance. They will discuss and graph their results and observations.

Have a great week!!

Ms. Semandiris