March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


Next Wednesday, 3/18, we will have a parent informational meeting for Camp Seymour from 6pm to 7pm. The meeting will be in 5A classroom. On Tuesday, 3/17, the Fifth Graders will be leading the Mass. We hope you can join us!!


Teacher Bingo Party

The Teacher Bingo Committee wants to clear up confusion over the Teacher Bingo Parties event on Friday, April 17th. There are two Bingo parties on this night: grades K-4 and grades 5-8. The cost for grades 5-8 is $30 (not $25 as indicated on the Auction Party RSVP form) and the party is held in the school hall. Thank you and hope to see your child there!



3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day Mass 8:45am led by the Fifth Graders (Dress in Irish colors – no face paint.)


3/18 – Camp Seymour Parent Informational Meeting – 6pm – 7pm in 5A


Social Studies

The fifth graders are working on Ch. 10, Tensions Grow Between the Colonies and Great Britain. In this Chapter students will learn about the growing tensions through the metaphor of Great Britain being the “mother” and the Colonies being the “child”. We will be learning about six specific events that led up to the Revolutionary War. Second trimester ends 3/12. Friday 3/12 is the last day to turn in late/missing work.



3/16 – Part II Ch. 6 Test continued

3/17 – Mass

3/18 – Ch. 8, Lesson 1, Fractions and Division

3/19 – Ch. 8, Lesson 2, Greatest Common Factor



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

Students will take a quiz on lesson 1 & 2, 3/19.


Language Arts

This week in spelling students focused on words ending in -el, -le, -il, and -al. Students reviewed transitions in grammar and categorized them by writing genres. In writing, students finished a rough draft of their persuasive essay. Students will be peer editing these essays and working on their final draft next week.



I have reminded all 5th graders to check their own PowerSchool for missing assignments, not only in Reading, but for all subject areas. They should work on finishing and turning in any missing assignments. This can positively impact their overall grades.



Next week the fifth grade will be leading the St. Patrick’s Day Mass. (3/17 8:45am) In the Steps to Respect Curriculum, students are making “The 3 R’s of Bullying Pamphlets. The three R’s are Recognize, Refuse and Report.  We are also moving on to Chapter 18, The Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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