January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

This month 5A is called to donate a “Lunch of Love” on Friday 1/18 & 1/25 for people in need in our community. These lunches should include non-perishable items. We will be making prayer cards to put in the donated lunches.  Students are encouraged to decorate the paper lunch bag at home and bring the lunch of love in on 1/18 & 1/25.

1/21 – MLK Day No School


1/22 Lesson 57, Simple Probability

1/23 Lesson 58, Writing Quotients as Mixed Numbers, Part 3

1/24 Lesson 59, Fractions Equal to 1, Subtracting a Fraction from 1


Next week, we will continue to work on Chapter 16, Gathered for Mass. We have been using Religion class for to do prep work for Catholic School Week this week. Students will be working on their study guides for Ch. 16 in class tomorrow.  We will be having a test on this Chapter 16 on 1/28.

Social Studies

The fifth graders are working on Lesson 7, Comparing the Colonies. We are currently creating Billboard presentations to lure people from England to settle in each colony.  These presentations will be on 1/23.  The test for this lesson will be on 1/24.  Students have been assigned to complete the Reading Notes in the Interactive Notebook by 1/22. Please prepare for this test by studying the vocabulary, notes, text and on-line test for this lesson.


Students are discovering how plants and animals are broken down into smaller classifications. Students will take a test based their lesson 3 & 4 study guides and the notes they took in their 5-subs about micro-organisms next Friday (1/25).

I would like to have the inventions turned in next Friday. If students need more time, however, they may turn them the following Monday, (1/28).


The 5th graders continue to read Number the Stars. We learned and practiced a new skill to use when reading informational text. It is called ‘The Important Thing’, and is a tool to help students glean important information from factual text. Students please check your Powerschool for missing assignments.

Language Arts

Students have been busy learning how to properly use commas and quotations in writing. The 5th grade students have also begun to explore expository writing this week, and are currently creating a descriptive acrostic poem on Martin Luther King Jr. The rubric for the poem was handed out on January 10th, and the assignment with the completed illustration is due on January 24th. Poems will be on display for Catholic Schools Week in the 6th grade hallway.

Quick Dates:

Spelling Test, January 22nd

MLK Poem due, January 24th

Quotation/Punctuation quiz, January 24th

Please be sure to check with your student to see if they have received a $5 coupon

Have a great week!

Ms. Semandiris