January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016

Dear Fifth Grade Parents!

Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday with Open House in the school and it begins after the 10:30 Mass. Open House ends at 1pm. Come see the new Chromebooks! All are welcome.

****Mid-Trimester Report Signature Page to be sent out on 1/29. Please read it, follow the instructions, sign and return!!!! Thanks!

**Our class thank you auction will be next Thursday. This is the day that the students can use the “thank you cards” they have accumulated for good habits/behavior. Please donate one (or more) item under $3.00 to our big event. The dollar section at Target has many inexpensive gifts that kids love. Please donate your item by next Wednesday.


Monday Feb 1:
Appreciation of Students/Parents!!!
Free dress – gator spirit day
2:00-3:00 pm Read In and Bingo
Tuesday Feb 2: Service Day!!!!Free dress – jeans
Service selection day
2:15-2:30 pm FF prayer/primrose planting
Wednesday Feb 3: Grandparents Day!!!!Perfect uniform
Book Fair in school hall
11:30 GP Lunch
No homework
Thursday Feb 4: Academic Day!!!!Perfect uniform
8:30-9:15 am Spelling Bee Grades 1-4
9:30-10:15 am Spelling Bee Grades 5-8
Science Fair Grades 7-8, Pyramids Grade 6
Invention convention grades 5-6
Friday Feb 5: Spirit Day!!! Free dress – Star Wars
9:30-10:45 am Spirit assembly
1:30 pm Volleyball 8th grade vs. Staff


Students will continue to study Chapter 15, Forgiveness and Healing next week. We will have the test on 2/8. We have had so many little projects to do for Catholic Schools Week that it put us behind a bit! We will be delivering hand made student cards and primroses to our neighbors. Please sign and return the field trip permission slip that was handed out today.


Chapter 6, Multiply and Divide Decimals

2/1 – Ch. 6 Lesson 4 Hands On: Use Models to Multiply Decimals

2/2 – Ch. 6 Lesson 5 Multiply Decimals

2/3 Quiz Lessons 1-5

Lego Education: Students will work in small groups to build a mechanical hammer. They will investigate mechanical control and timing of complex actions by cams and levers. Students also will be discussing the effects of inclined planes, friction, force and motion.


Student’s inventions are due tomorrow.

Students will discover what makes producers important in an ecosystem. They will also learn how consumers get their energy.


Language Arts

This week in Language Arts the focus for spelling was vowel-vowel spelling patterns. Students learned about different uses for commas and semicolons in grammar. In writing students submitted their problem-solution short essays and began brainstorming for a persuasive opinion essay.


Social Studies

The Fifth Graders are working on Ch. 8 Facing Slavery. Students are working together in class to find solutions to the dilemmas the West Africans faced. The test for this chapter will be on 2/8 for 5A and 2/9 for 5B. Study guide will be handed out one week in advance.

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