March 15, 2018
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Please remember that our Camp Seymour Parent Informational meeting is on (Wednesday) March 21st at 6pm in the HRS Library.
Have a great three-day weekend!
- 3/21 – Camp Seymour Parent Meeting – HRS Library 6pm -7pm (Camp is May 2-4!!)
- Donate Socks to our SOCK DRIVE!!!
- 3/23 – Report Cards 2nd Trimester
3/19 Chapter 8 L. 8 Write Fractions as Decimals
3/20 Chapter Review
3/21 Chapter Pre-Test/Review
3/22 Chapter 8 Test
3/23 Test Corrections/ALEKS
Chapter 9, Add & Subtract Fractions
Monday: Lesson 7, Subtract Unlike Fractions
Tuesday: Lesson 8, Problem Solving Investigation
Wednesday: Lesson 9, Estimate Sums and Differences
Thursday: Review Lessons 7-9
Friday: Quiz, Lessons 7-9
Next week we will begin working with algebraic expressions. We will start by simplifying algebraic expressions. The students will explore the Distributive Properties and combining like terms. This chapter is rich with math vocabulary. Students will be able to identify different parts and processes of algebraic expressions: terms, like terms, coefficients, constants, combining like terms, simplify expressions, factor expressions, etc. Looking forward to continue our work with algebra!
Next week we will begin Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. In this chapter we will learn about the various parts of this part of the Mass. We will also be creating Dream Meals in class which allow is to see how sharing a meal with others is so important.
Students will discuss how the thickness of an atmosphere and the design of a parachute affect the speed of the falling parachute. They will observe and analyze a model that demonstrates how atmospheres of different thicknesses affect falling objects. Students will also test three isolated variables used in the design of parachutes.
The fifth graders are beginning Chapter 10, Tensions Grow Between the Colonies and Great Britain. In an Experiential Exercise, students plan a class party and then experience frustration when the PTA places restrictions on the party. Students relate their feelings to those of the colonists and then match metaphors of parent-child conflicts with key historical events. Looking ahead the test for this Chapter will be on 3/29.
This week 5th graders focused more on spelling words with -ed and -ing endings. We also looked at adverbs and how to identify specific ones. We worked on a timed/ group writing activity where students started stories and then passed them around a group for classmates to complete. This was a fun activity for both students and myself! Next week we will continue on to Lesson 18. Have a wonderful weekend!
5th graders are winding down our first book club unit. There has been a good deal of growth in the area of group dynamics; leading discussions, taking turns participating and respecting varying viewpoints. Our goal is to finish the books, (some already have), and to present powerpoint book reports during the week of March 26th with the end of the book test on Wed. 3/28. Students will prepare for the test in their book club groups.