February 7, 2019
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
I hope you are all doing well after all the snow excitement! I hear there may be more to come. (I hope not!) Anyway, please stay safe and bundle up.
If we happen to have another snow day, keep these ideas in mind: (These are not mandatory, just ideas.)
40 minutes of ALEKS MATH practice.
Practice memorizing the States and Capitals – Students have practice web-sites on SS Google Classroom. Test will be in June! (30 Minutes)
* Prayer Time – Say the Jesus Prayer (Silent Meditation) for 10 minutes. Breathe in – Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, breathe out- Have mercy upon me.
20 Minutes Reading! Your Choice!
*Do any other HW that you may have!
Write a thank you card to someone that you have been meaning to thank!
Draw a snow scene you can see from a comfy cozy spot in your home using techniques you learned in Art class – Pencil Sketch, Water Color, Markers, Crayons etc!!!
The Chapter 15 test will be tomorrow 2/8. It was originally planned for Tuesday 2/5. Next week we will move on to Chapter 16, Gathered as One. In this Chapter we will learn about what we celebrate during the Mass.
2/7 Check My Progress Quiz Ch. 6 L.1-5
2/8 L. 6 Multiply Decimals by Powers of Ten
2/11 L.7 Problem Solving – Look for a Pattern
2/12 L. 8 Multiplication Properties
2/13 L. 9 Estimate Quotients
2/14 L. 11 Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
2/15 L. 13 Divide Decimals
Chapter 7, Expressions & Patterns
Friday: Lesson 8, Ordered Pairs
Monday: Lesson 9, Graph Patterns
Tuesday: Ch. 7 Review
Wednesday: Test, Ch. 7
Thursday: Ch. 8, Lesson 1: Fractions & Division
Math – Heuer
Hello Math Families –
Last week’s math plans went out the window – and fell in a pile of snow! Due to the snow days and the late start on Wednesday, we only had two days of 5th grade math last week so we didn’t accomplish all that I had hoped. This week we will continue with our study of percents, both greater than 100% and less than 1%, and decimals, solve real world problems, as well as compare and order percents and decimals. Mid week we will do a mid-chapter check-in to see how the students are progressing. Please encourage your student to come and see me anytime for extra support if needed.
Social Studies 5
We will begin Chapter 8, Facing Slavery. In this chapter students will learn about the slave trade from the West African perspective. In a series of real-life scenarios, students will discuss in small groups what they would do if faced with these dilemmas. This test will be on 2/22. (If there are more snow days then this plan will change.)
5th Graders just finished reading Number the Stars, which led to wonderful conversations and questions. Many students are expressing interest in reading more books from that period in history. Our school library is a great place to start! We will jump back into Journeys next week.
Due to our unexpected snow days, this Friday’s Spelling Quiz will be moved to Tuesday February 12th. This way, we will still have our time in class to prepare for the quiz. Thank you for your flexibility! My hope is to give students ample amount of time to study in case they did not bring materials home over the long weekend.
Students Ecology quiz on lessons 1 & 2 has been moved to tomorrow. 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.