January 14, 2016
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We are very busy in 5A! We are learning so many new things in the curriculum as well as beginning to use the Chromebooks. This week has been amazing. Everyone is very excited!
1/15 – Wear Seahawks Colors!!!
1/18 – MLK DAY NO SCHOOL
We are currently learning about the year of Mercy. We reviewed the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Spiritual Works of Mercy. We are starting to learn about Chapter 15, Forgiveness and Healing, The Sacraments of Healing. Next Friday we will also be continuing in the Steps to Respect curriculum to learn What is Conflict? and What is Bullying?
1/15 – Ch. 5 Lessons 4- 7 Quiz
1/19 – CH. 5 L. 8 Hands On: Adding Decimals Using Models
1/20 – Ch. 5 L. 9 Hands On: Subtract Decimals Using Models
1/21- Ch. 5 L. 10, Subtract Decimals
1/22 – Chapter Review – Test on Monday 1/25
The fifth graders are busy working on Chapter 7, Comparing the Colonies. Students are working in groups to create a billboard about one of the colonies that we are studying, the Interactive Notebook for this chapter pages 30 -31 is due on Friday 1/8. Students will be using their Chromebooks/Slides to present the billboards in class. The test for this Chapter will be on 1/15.
This week in Language Arts the focus for spelling was vowel-consonant-vowel patterns. Students reviewed past, present, and future tense verb usage in grammar. In writing students continued their opinion essay unit, working specifically on the introduction and body paragraphs. Next week students will finish, edit, and submit these essays.
The 5th graders have jumped back into our Journeys books, both hardback and online versions! We are reading and comparing informational text about the Revolutionary War. It is delightful to have greater access to technology through use of the Chromebooks!! In class, we have spent some time over these first couple weeks of the New Year learning the steps of the Close Reading process and practicing with short, informative articles. We’re also tying those cursive writing skills into our summaries in order to keep those skills sharp.