February 27, 2020

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day – Monday, March 2, 2019
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Read Across America, and the celebration of literacy we will dress up as our favorite book characters on Monday, March 2. Which book character is your favorite? It can be as simple as a shirt, a wacky hairdo, or you can go big and organize your friends to be all the characters from one book. Be creative, and share your spirit for reading with our Holy Rosary Community!


I hope you are all doing well. We have been busy getting ready for Lent by making our goals for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Curriculum Update:




3/2 Ch. 7 L. 9 Graph Patterns

3/3 Chapter 7 Review

3/4 Chapter 7 Pre-Test

3/5 Chapter 7 Test

3/6 ALEKS Day



Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals

Friday: Quiz, Lessons 1-4

Monday: Lesson 6, Compare Fractions

Tuesday: Lesson 7, Use Models to Write Fractions as Decimals

Wednesday Lesson 8, Write Fractions as Decimals

Thursday: Review Lessons Chapter 8

Friday: Test, Chapter 8



Mrs. H

Next week we will finish out our 5th chapter by working with all four quadrants on the coordinate plane.  I am encouraging the students to continue reading their HW problems carefully and do their best work.  The students can also use the examples in their book as a resource because it shows clearly solved example problems.  We will take our chapter test after two review days.



We will be jumping back into our Journeys text along with practicing strategies for better understanding informational text. Students are sometimes surprised when they need to re-read informational text in order to fully process the material. We’ll work on using headings, sub-headings, graphics and captions to grasp challenging informational text.


Language Arts

Our Lesson 12 Spelling Quiz will be Friday March 6th. We will be taking a practice quiz, Monday March 2nd so students will have an idea of which words they need to review throughout the week to be prepared for Friday’s quiz. Words can be found on my website: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/. They will also have Lesson 12 Spelling Word Writing Prompt Due March 5th as a homework assignment.


Social Studies

Today we began Chapter 10, Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain. In this chapter students will compare the parent/child relationship to the relationship between the English Colonies and Great Britain during the 1750’s – 1760’s. We will learn about 6 events that led up to the Revolutionary War. Please see homework page for daily homework. The test for this chapter will be on March 19th. A study guide will be on Google Classroom one week before the test.



Students will examine the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration to understand how carbon dioxide and oxygen are cycled through an ecosystem. Students will also learn how living things use nitrogen and how it is cycled through the earth.

Students will take a quiz on lessons 3 & 4 in their texts next Tuesday. They have completed two study guides to help them prepare.






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