December 18, 2014

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break with your loved ones!

12/19 – Noon Dismissal for Christmas Break!

The following is a curriculum update for the week of January 5-9, 2015.


1/5- Ch.4 L. 5 Dividing Greater Numbers

1/6- Ch. 4 L. 5 Dividing Greater Numbers Cont.

1/7- Ch. 4 L. 6 Problem Solving & Investigation

1/8- Chapter Review

1/9- Correct Chapter Review/Reteach Worksheets on entire Chapter

1/12 –Correct Reteach Worksheets in class/time for questions on content

1/13 – Ch. 4 Test



We will be continuing our study of Chapter 15, The Sacraments of Forgiveness. Thank you so much for all your donations for our Adopt a Family!

We gathered enough funds to get all the kids gifts for their wants and needs! We also gave them an extra gift card to Safeway and some funds for a computer for the family. Each person in the family also received a beautiful stocking filled with wrapped stocking stuffers! Partick Barredo said that when the social worker came to pick up all the gifts she was overcome with emotion and had tears in her eyes. Please continue to pray for our adopted family during this holiday season.

Social Studies

The 5th graders will be continuing to work on Chapter 7, Comparing the Colonies after the Christmas break. They are working in groups to create a billboard advertisement to lure people to their colony to settle.


This week, the 5th Graders have been reading Christmas picture books while focusing on story elements of character, setting and conflict. They have also practiced their oral reading fluency by reading some of their favorite parts aloud. The class is also enjoying participating and listening to Reader’s Theater this week.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts students turned in their cause and effect essays. Students learned about elements of figurative language including similes, metaphors, alliteration, and personification. Students wrote two Christmas pieces using figurative language in their writing.


Students will use microscopes to examine and describe the internal structure of an onion cell.