February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

We will be having our informational parents meeting for Camp Seymour on March 2, 6pm in the HRS Library. Please save this date!

Friday: Lesson 57, Simple Probability
Monday: Lesson 58, Writing Quotients as Mixed Numbers
Tuesday: Lesson 59, Fractions Equal to 1/Subtraction a fraction.
Wednesday: Lesson 60, Finding a Fraction to Complete a Whole

We are continuing on with Chapter 17, Liturgy of the Word. Students have created Dead Sea replicas and are now learning order of the Liturgy of the Word. A study guide for this Chapter will be handed out next Tuesday.

Students will learn how organisms become adapted to their environment. Students will also discover how environmental changes can affect a species and what scientists learn by studying fossils.
Students will take a test on Chapter 3, Adaptations, next Friday (2/26).

Language Arts: Students explore “point of view” as we begin a unit on narrative writing. We learn what it means to write in the first, second and third “person.” Students review past, present and future tenses of verbs. There will be no spelling assignment or test this week. There is, however, a grammar worksheet that is due on Monday.

Social Studies
The fifth graders are busy working on Chapter 9, Colonial Williamsburg. They are working through center rotations, which teach about the various aspects of daily life in Colonial Williamsburg.

Have a great week!
Ms. Semandiris