February 7, 2014

February 6, 2014

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

This year the Teacher/Student Bingo Bananza will be on February 28th ! Today all students in 5A went home with informational flyer to remind you to sign them up!!!

Curriculum Update for the week of 2/10 – 2/14.

Friday 2/14 – Noon Dismissal! Valentines Day!


Friday 2/8 – Lesson 2, Hands On – Use Models to Multiply

Monday 2/10-Lesson 3, Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers

Tuesday 2/11-Lesson 4, Hands On – Use Models to Multiply Decimals

Wednesday 2/12-Lesson 5, Multiply Decimals

Thursday 2/13 – Check My Progress

Friday 2/14 – Multiply Decimals by Powers of Ten


Tomorrow 2/7 students will take the Chapter 16 Test. The study guide will also be checked off tomorrow in class. Next week we will begin Chapter 17, The Liturgy of the Word.

Social Studies

The Fifth Graders are working on Chapter 7 Comparing the Colonies. They have been divided into 6 groups and have been assigned a specific colony to advertise on a Billboard.  A handout explaining the small group activity has been handed out to all students. Students will also be responsible to complete the Interactive Notebook by Tuesday 2/11. (Time will also be given in class to complete the Interactive Notebook.) The Colonial Billboard Presentations are on 2/11 and the Chapter test is on 2/20.


5th graders have begun reading Number the Stars. We’re only through the first couple of chapters, but have already had many interesting discussions about the effects of the Nazi occupation on the people of Denmark. Please feel free to extend those conversations at home to help deepen your child’s understanding of the circumstances in Europe during the time period of this novel. (1943)

Language Arts

Students worked hard on their Martin Luther King Jr. Expository poems. The illustrations and poems turned out to be wonderful works of art and will be displayed in the hall the week of February 2nd-21st.

Our next unit of study will be on quotations, capitalization and punctuation. The 5th grade students will have a spelling test next week on February 11th. Please note there will not be a spelling test on February 18th.


Students will learn how vertebrates and invertebrates are classified. Students will compare and contrast types of invertebrates (mollusks, arthropods, insects), with types of vertebrates (mammals, fish, birds etc.).