December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

5A & 5B Adopted Family!

We have adopted a family, which consist of a mom and her two children ages 2 and 11 for Christmas.  There is a detailed list for the children.  We will be collecting donations in monetary form until 12/13. We will also need volunteers to go shopping for the various gifts. Then we will be wrapping the items together as a class.

In addition to the list, it’s nice  (not mandatory) to do the following:

1. Christmas stockings for all the family members

2. Food card for grocery store, for holiday dinner plus extra expenses, such as feeding kids since they won’t be in school and receiving free breakfast and lunch

3. Something for the mom


12/12-6:30pm Christmas Program – Students be in classroom no earlier than 6pm.

12/13-Frist Trimester Report Cards

12/17 – 8:45am-10:00am Oratorical Festival – Fifth Grade December Project!

12/20 – 5A Class Thank-You Auction


Please join us for the 5th Grade Centennial Project!  We will also be reviewing and reading the Nativity Story in the Gospels.


Friday December 13, Lesson 5, Divide Greater Numbers

Monday December 16, Lesson 6, Problem Solving

Tuesday Oratorical Festival

Wednesday December 18, Practice, Review, Reflect

(Chapter Test will be January 9th.)

Thursday December 19- No Math Penance Service

Friday December 20 – No Math Class Thank-You Auction.



Students will study the cell structure of plants and animals. Students looked at onion cells under the microscope. Students will also identify basic parts (organelles) of the cells and their function.

Social Studies

The Fifth Graders will be taking the test for Chapter 5 on Thursday 12/19.  We will not be starting a new lesson before Christmas Break.

Language Arts

The 5th grade students did a wonderful job on their Thanksgiving essays. I was able to meet with each students about their writing and what each student’s focus should be on the next essay. This week, students have been and will be continuing to learn about possessive nouns. This is a very difficult unit for students and they will be working hard in class to identify the proper use of ‘s or s’ to show possession of a noun.  Students will also be learning the exceptions to the rules, causing spelling of the noun to change. A study guide by given on Thursday or Friday this week. The grammar test on Possessive nouns will be next Thursday, December 19th.