December 1, 2016
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
It was so wonderful meeting with all of you at conferences. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow is our 5A prayer service. We hope you can attend. Please remember that we will be taking pictures of the students at 8:25am. We need to be fast because they will be calling down the entire school soon after. The prayer service will begin at 8:40am. We will have an evacuation drill immediately after the prayer service from the School Hall.***Also if anyone wanted to use a free dress pass, they can change after the prayer service!
We have begun Ch. 15 The Sacraments of Healing. In this Chapter we are learning about Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
Advent Service Goals:
- The 5th Grade will be collecting monetary donations and then we will be buying items from the giving tree for community members in need. We will need volunteers to do the shopping as well. If you are interested please email me.
- Each student will bring in a canned food item for 12/15 “Service” Prayer Service. (8:30am)
Chapter 4 Divide by a Two Digit Divisor.
12/2 – Fluency Practice
12/5 – Fluency Practice
12/6 – Chapter Review
12/7 – Chapter 4 Test
12/8 – Mass – Shorter class…we will work on ALEKS.
2/9 – Test Corrections
This week, 5th graders have been reading the non-fiction narrative, Everglades Forever. As we work through the story, students are paraphrasing the important idea from each paragraph in the selection. The students have also been exploring a new website: VocabularySpellingCity. This site will allow students to work with both story vocabulary and spelling words using games and activities. Although nothing beats time spent in a good book, the reading websites, ThinkCentral, SpellingCity and News-O-Matic provide a nice mix of opportunities for nightly reading practice. On those light homework nights, try some of these fun activities with your 5th grader!
This week in Language Arts the focus for spelling was compound words. Students continued to learn about conjunctions and complex sentences in grammar. We began a compare and contrast unit in writing, focusing on the introduction and first body paragraph this week. Students will finish the rough draft of their compare and contrast essay next week.
Students are using hand lenses to practice making detailed observations. In preparation to use microscopes, students will learn the functions of parts of a microscope, and how to adjust light and focus the object being studied.
We are working on Chapter 6, Three English Settlements. Students will be completing the Interactive Notebook for homework due on 12/8. (A study guide will be passed out on 12/5 & 12/6.) We will have a review for the test on 12/8. Students have been preparing for the “Act it Outs” in class, we will perform those on 12/9. This test is on 12/12 for 5A, and 12/13 for 5B.