Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Many Catholic schools nationwide have their students in grades 5, 8, and 11 take an annual test – the ACRE – Assessment of Children Religious Education. This assessment is designed to assist in the evaluation of religious education programs in Catholic schools and parishes. Schools and parish faith formation programs see the ACRE as a tool that asks students both faith knowledge questions and questions related to religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions, and then uses the results to help make improvements not only to our religion curriculum but also to our teaching strategies and how we deliver the curriculum. Furthermore, ACRE data can shed light on elements that are not the exclusive domain of the school’s curriculum or instruction, such as physically getting children to attend Sunday Liturgy. The 5th graders will be taking the ACRE during Lib/Tech The last week in April.
- April 15th – Noon Dismissal, Good Friday
- April 18th-22nd – Easter Break
- April 26th – Class Pictures (wear your uniform)
- May 4-6 – Camp Seymour
- May 7th – Auction
After the break we will begin Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. This chapter explains the significance of the bread and wine becoming the Body and Blood of Christ, expressing the Mass as a holy meal and a sacrifice.
Math – Ms. Semandiris
Chapter 9, Add and Subtract Fractions
Monday (4/25) – L. 1 Rounding Fractions
Tuesday (4/26) – L. 2 Add Like Fractions
Wednesday (4/27) – L. 3 Subtract Like Fractions
Thursday (4/28) -L. 4 Hands On: Use of Models to Add Unlike Fractions
Friday (4/29) – Aleks
Math – Mr. Schreck
Chapter 10, Multiply & Divide Fractions
Monday: Lesson 1, Part of a Number
Tuesday: Lesson 2, Estimate Products of Fractions
Wednesday: Lesson 3, Model Fraction Multiplication
Thursday: Lesson 4, Multiply Whole Numbers & Fraction
Friday: Review lesson 4/ALEKS
Math – Mrs. Heuer
Monday: *9.1 Area of Parallelograms
Tuesday: *9.2 Area of Triangles
Wednesday: *9.3 Area of Trapezoids
Thursday: *9.4 Changes in Dimension
Friday: *TBD likely introduce 9.5 Polygons on the Coordinate Plane
Students will design a parachute to fall in the thinner atmosphere on the surface of Mars. They will have constraints on building their parachutes to fit into limited space on the spaceship. They will test and evaluate their designs.
After spring break we will move on to Ch. 10 Tensions Grow Between the Colonies and Great Britain. Essential Question: What British actions angered the colonists in the 1700s? We will be learning about 6 events that caused tensions to grow.
Hello, and happy Spring Break. Before break, students practiced and applied researching skills using the following new vocabulary: credibility, authority, relevance, and point-of-view. Researching skills are crucial, and I’m excited to see students navigating the internet with an educational purpose. After break, we will continue the Genius Hour unit. Each day, students will 1) find a credible, relevant source, 2) identify the main idea, and 3) take notes on a graphic organizer. The final will be a Google Slides presentation. Students will also be completing a novel study on their own. This past week, students selected a realistic fiction novel, which they will use to study themes similar to those found in Wonder. Have a great break!