Boomerang Newsletter: April 15, 2022

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 ACREAssessment 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.

 

EFC

 

Reminders:

 

  • 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

 

Religion

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

 

Science

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.

 

Social Studies

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.

 

E.L.A.

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!

 

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