April 6, 2017
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We are approaching Holy Week. I hope you all have a wonderful Palm Sunday!
**Congratulations to the Galvin family for winning the 5A auction project fire pit! Thank you to all who bid on our special project, and who purchased buy backs. The set of coasters will be sent home with your child tomorrow (Friday).
As always, thank you for your support!
4/10 – Camp Forms Due
4/11 – Mass 10:15am Perfect Uniform
4/12 – 8:45am Outreach Prayer Service
4/13 – Good Friday – Stations of the Cross -11am (Noon Dismissal)
Ch. 19, Sacraments of Service. We have been learning about the idea of having a vocation in life. We are taking a closer look at the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. The study guide has been handed out and students have completed it. The test is Wednesday 4/12. Next week during Holy Week, we will be learning about the Passion of Christ through the Stations of the Cross. Students will be acting them out in small groups.
3/7 – Ch. 9 L. 6 – Using Hands On Models to Subtract Unlike Fractions
3/10 – Ch. 9 L. 7 – Subtract Unlike Fractions
3/11 – Ch. 9, L. 9 – Estimate Sums and Differences
3/12 –Ch. 9 L. 10 Hands On – Use Models to Add Mixed Numbers
3/13 – Ch. 10 L. 11 Add Mixed Numbers
3/14 – Ch. 11 L. 12 Subtract Mixed Numbers
Students will start a unit on motion and design. They will use engineering skills to 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.
This week and next, 5th graders are focusing on Text and Graphic Features in a non-fiction selection. We’re working on identifying the main idea and supporting details as we fine-tune our summarizing skills. Your child will be able to access the vocabulary and story through ThinkCentral from home. We’ve enjoyed most of the book club slide presentations, providing us with colorful summaries of books read these past couple of weeks in book club.
This week in language arts the focus for spelling was unstressed syllables. In grammar, we studied easily confused verbs and other words. Students continued working on their biography essay. We typed several of the body paragraphs in class this week and plan to wrap up and edit the essay early next week. There will be no spelling next week, this will resume after Easter break.