December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


Tomorrow we will be sending home the 1st Trimester Report Cards. Included in the report card envelope going home tomorrow will be the Iowa Standardized Test results for your child. Please check out the eFC for a link about information on these tests.

***Please donate to our Adopted Family.

Family: Mom & Dad and two boys 9 yrs. and 3 yrs. We will be buying clothing for the two boys and toys. We will also be getting a gift for mom & dad. We need one volunteer from 5A to shop over the weekend. Please let me know if you want to do this! So the last day to donate is Friday 12/11.



12/10      Christmas Program 6:30pm (Students Report to classroom at 6pm)

12/11       1st Trimester Report Cards

12/16      5A to attend Reconciliation

12/17       Outreach Service Day –

We are collecting for our Adopt a Family!!! We are collecting for our Uganda Adopted children!!! Also please bring in canned food!

12/18       Noon Dismissal for Christmas Break!



Friday 12/11- Ch. 4 L. 6 Problem Solving: Strategy, Solve a Simpler Problem

Monday 12/14 – Chapter Review

12/15 – Chapter 4 Study Guide

12/16 – Chapter 4 Test

12/17 – Test Corrections

12/18 – Lap Tops – Review Ch. 4 Videos and practice fast facts!!!



Next week we will be comparing the Gospel stories of the Birth of Christ. Students will be also writing an Epiphany Poem/watercolor. These will be displayed on the main hall bulletin board for Epiphany.


Social Studies

On Friday we will begin Ch. 7 Comparing the Colonies. In this Chapter we will take a closer look at the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. We will start this Chapter and continue it after the Christmas break.



Language Arts

This week in Language Arts the focus for spelling was final /r/ sounds. Students learned about using direct quotations in grammar, and finished their compare & contrast essays in writing. Next week, students will do some creative Christmas writing centered on different elements of figurative language.


Students will look at onion cells under their microscopes. Students will also identify basic parts (organelles) of the cells and their functions.


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