February 25, 2022 Boomerang Newsletter

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather! Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Students will be attending Mass on Vimeo but we will have the opportunity to have a prayer service and receive ashes. We will have our prayer service from 11:35 – 12:00 5A.




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  • March 2nd – Ash Wednesday
  • March 11th – No School
  • March 16th – Parents Club Meeting
  • March 18th – Noon Dismissal & Second Trimester Report Cards
  • April 15th – Noon Dismissal, Good Friday
  • April 18th-22nd – Easter Break


The following is a curriculum update for the week of February 28 – March 4:



Next week we’ll be learning about Lent. We will also make our Lenten Goals in the areas of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Later in the week we will  continue learning about Chapter 16, Gathered As One. Students will be completing the study guide on Tuesday. The test for this chapter will be March 8th.


Math – Ms. Semandiris

Monday 2/28 – Ch. 6 Lessons Quiz Lessons 6-9

Tuesday 3/1 – Ch. 6 L. 11 Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers

Wednesday 4/2 – Ch. 6 L. 13 Divide Decimals

Thursday 4/3 – Ch. 6 L. 14 Divide Decimals by Powers of Ten

Friday 4/4 – Chapter Review ( Ch. 6 Test March 8th)


Math – Mr. Schreck

Monday: Review Chapter 7: Expressions & Patterns

Tuesday: Test, Chapter 7

Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals

Wednesday: Lesson 1, Fractions & Division

Thursday: Lesson 2, Common Factors

Friday: Lesson 2, Part 2


Math – Mrs. Heuer

Monday: *Review (Day 1)

Tuesday: *Review (Day 2)

Wednesday: *Ch. 5 Test: Integers and the Coordinate Plane

Thursday: *6.1 Powers and Exponents

Friday: *TBD (likely introduce 6.2)


Social Studies

Next Friday is the end of the 2nd Trimester. Please have any missing/late work completed by March 4th. Next week we will begin Chapter 8, Facing Slavery. We will be learning about three dilemmas faced by enslaved Africans. We will be focusing on the West African perspective of the transatlantic slave trade.



Students begin lesson 3 in Ecology: How energy moves through an ecosystem. Students will discover what food chains, food webs and energy pyramids show about energy flow in an ecosystem. To help students understand these concepts, they will create a food web and energy pyramid for an Antarctic ecosystem.


Language Arts

Hello, and happy weekend! This past week, students completed a graphic organizer for Wonder using the theme of “families will always be there to support us.” We use this organizer and theme to draft an essay together. For many students, this will be their first time writing a five paragraph essay. I will be teaching and modelling the steps so that students feel ready for this assessment. All the hard work on those double-entries will come in handy when they write their own, as they will be able to access quotes from across the novel. On Monday and Tuesday, students will learn how to write an introduction and conclusion paragraph, and then we will put the practice essay together. Their own theme essay will be entered into Alma in the third trimester, so that we can complete more of the novel. We will also start part five: “Justin.” Expect a new double-entry (#7) to go home next week. Let me know if you have any questions, or if your child would like support bringing their grade up before March 4th.



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