October 29, 2021 Boomerang Newsletter

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween! The students were really excited to get their treat bags today. Thanks so much to our Room Mom, Kris Stafie, for putting that gift together!





  • November 1st – All Saints Mass
  • November 11th – No School, Veteran’s Day
  • November 22nd-24th – Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences (regular school not in session, BASE open)
  • November 25th-26th – Thanksgiving Break, no school (BASE closed)
  • November 26th – Tree Lot Opens


Next week we will continue to work on Ch. 3 Signs of God’s Presence. We will be learning about the Bible story, Exodus 3: 1- 15, The Burning Bush. Students will discuss the signs that Moses received in this Bible story. We will also learn more about covenant signs in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Lastly, we will take a closer look at specific signs in the 7 sacraments.


Math – Ms. Semandiris

11/1 Monday – No Math/Mass

11/2 Tuesday – Check My Progress Quiz Ch. 3 Lessons 1-4.

11/3 Wednesday – Ch. 3 Lesson 5, Estimating Quotients

11/4 Thursday – Ch. 3 Lesson 8, Divide Three- and Four DIgit Dividend

11/5 Friday – Aleks


Math – Mr. Schreck

Chapter 3: Divide by a One-Digit Divisor

Monday: No Math-All Saints’ Day Mass

Tuesday: Review Lesson. 8-12

Wednesday: Chapter 3 Test

Chapter 4: Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

Thursday: Lesson 1, Estimate Quotients

Friday: Lesson 2, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor Part 1


Math – Heuer

Monday: *No class – All Saints’ Mass

Tuesday: *4.1 Part of a #

Wednesday: *4.2 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions

Thursday: *4.3 Multiply Fractions

Friday: *4.4 Multiply Fractions with Canceling



Students have practiced with different materials to clean up an oil spill. Next, students will create a model of a river system. Students will choose different materials to clean an oil spill so that the oil has the least impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

Next, students begin a unit in life science. Students will learn the characteristics of living things and how animals and plants are classified.


Social Studies

Next week in Chapter 4 we will continue to work in pairs as “Research Scientists” and “Deep Sea Divers” to analyze artifacts that were found in a sunken ship from the Age of Exploration. Students will be completing their “Reading Notes” while analyzing each artifact. They will also use their Social Studies book to identify the artifacts and then write notes about each of them. Later we will categorize these artifacts into three categories: Motivation for Exploration,New World Product, and New Technology that encouraged Exploration. The test for this Chapter is on 11/10.



Hello, and happy weekend. This past week, students began drafting short stories. On Monday we will continue to draft these. Students have a rubric, which I will also post on Google Classroom (if you would like to see what students are being asked to do). Students will also conduct peer reviews to practice using the rubric. The short story assessment will demonstrate a student’s ability to develop characters, write plot/sequence of events, and develop a theme and conflict. Following this assessment, we will start Wonder. We will hopefully get to the first two chapters next week. Thanks, and email me if you have any questions.