December 14, 2017
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Tomorrow we will have Rey Delgado come to talk to the 5th Grade students about his relief efforts in Puerto Rico. He will also take all the wonderful supplies the students donated to Puerto Rico with him in January!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas vacation with your families!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
- Tonight is the Christmas Program in the church. Start time is 6:30pm. Students report to homeroom at 6pm. Also, this is a graded event for music. ***Please pick up your child from 5A classroom immediately following the program!!
- Tomorrow (12/15) is the last day to donate anything for the school in Puerto Rico!!!
- 12/19 – Noon Dismissal for Christmas Break! Wear Red, Green and White & Christmas attire!
- 12/19 – 11:00 – 11:15 – Faith Family- Exchange Prayer Partner Cards
- 12/19 – 11:15 – 11:45 – Christmas Sing Along in school Hall
In January we will begin Chapter 16, Gathered as One. In this chapter we will learn more about what we celebrate in the Mass. Students will learn about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and how we are all united in Christ’s body in the Mass.
Dec 18 – Chapter 5 Test
Chapter 6, Multiply and Divide Decimals
Jan 2 – L. 1, Estimate Products of Whole Numbers and Decimals
Jan 3 – L. 3, Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers
Jan 4 – L. 5, Multiply Decimals
Jan 5 – Check My Progress Quiz
Chapter 6, Multiply & Divide Decimals
Friday: Lesson 9, Estimate Quotients
Monday: Review Lessons 6-9
Tuesday (1/2/18): Review for Quiz, Lessons 6-9
Wednesday: Quiz, Lessons 6-9
Thursday: Lesson 11, Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
Next week is a short week with one math class. We finished our 5th grade units on Friday with a measurement test. The students will get their tests back on Monday and will also get their new books for 6th grade math. We will begin with Ch. 1 in the 6th grade book after break. We will be skipping some lessons/chapters that we already covered in our 5th grade units. Looking forward to starting the new content in January!
When we return from Christmas break, students will look at microbes (volvox, blepharisma, and vinegar eels) under the microscope. They will learn the characteristics of each.
Social Studies 5
After the Christmas break we will move on to Ch. 7, Comparing the Colonies. Students will be able to:
- Distinguish among New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies
- Work collaboratively to create a billboard to promotes-and present an ad campaign
- List key features of the colonies of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia.
As we get closer to the holiday, I would like to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing the gift of your children with Holy Rosary. Hint, hint….your kids want BOOKS for Christmas!
Reign, rain; dear, deer, overdue, overdo; bare, bear — these pairs of words sound the same, but have different spellings. Do you know what they are called? Homophones! Ask your 5th grader, I’m sure they would love to tell you many more examples. We have been focusing a lot on spelling this week in 5th grade Language Arts due to the nature of this week’s spelling words. As a class, we came up with definitions and examples for each word to make them easy to identify as I am administering the quiz. As we finish out the classes before break, we will be staying busy by writing about Christmas and reflecting on the season. Have a wonderful break!