March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


Here is the curriculum update for next week!


Math – Semandiris

Chapter 8, Fractions and Decimals

3/5  Ch. 8 L. 2 Greatest Common Factor

3/6  Ch. 8 L. 3 Simplest Form

3/7  Problem Solving – Guess, Check, and Revise

3/8  Check My Progress

3/9  Review GCF & Simplest Form – worksheets



Mr. Schreck

Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals

Friday: Lesson 6, Compare Fractions

Monday: Lesson 7, Use Models to Write Fractions as Decimals.

Tuesday: Lesson 8,Write Fractions as Decimals

Wednesday: Review Chapter 8

Thursday: Test, Chapter 8


Math /Mrs. H.

Next week the students will continue with our study of integers and the coordinate plane.  The students will define integers, will work with absolute value, will compare and order integers, and will graph ordered pairs in the four quadrants.  The kids should also be working through their ALEKS pie charts.  Many students are completing their 5th grade charts and moving into 6th grade.



We are currently learning about the Liturgy of the Word in Chapter 17. Next students will get the study guide for this chapter. We will have this test on 3/14. Also, students will be going to confession on March 8!


Service Project for Lent:

The fifth graders will be collecting SOCKS for a Seattle Public School with a large homeless population. Socks are very much in need!!!




Students will examine the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration to understand how carbon dioxide and oxygen are cycled through an ecosystem. Students will also learn how living things use nitrogen and how it is cycled through the earth. Students will take a quiz on lessons 3 & 4 in their texts next Friday.


Social Studies

Tomorrow we will begin Chapter 9, Williamsburg Virginia. In this chapter students will learn about several different locations in the town of Williamsburg. We will also be doing a couple of activities together to learn about life in Williamsburg. The test for this Chapter will be on 3/9.


Language Arts

This week students finished up their Travel Brochure projects and worked on Lesson 15. For this mini-project, students chose anywhere in the world that they have traveled to or would like to travel to and researched information about this place. It was so fun to see how students dove into this creative activity! Next week, we will continue working through the Reader’s Notebook with Lesson 16. I will put the spelling words on the website tonight. Have a great weekend!





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