March 2, 2017
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We are very busy in 5th grade, focusing on our Lenten goals, getting ready for our next accreditation visit, and finishing up the second trimester.
March 10 – No School/Teacher Inservice
March 17 – Second Trimester Report Cards (Please turn in Overdue Library Books before this day!)
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Mass 8:45am
March 20 -22 – Accreditation Site Visit
Mark Your Calendars!!!
- 5A & 5B to attend Morning Mass for Lent on March 8th – 7:45am!!! (Next Wednesday)
- Patrick’s Day Mass – 5th Grade 8:45am
- Camp Seymour is May 3-5, 2017. We will be having a parent informational meeting on March 29th at 6pm in the school library. It should be no more than 1 hour.
Sock Drive for Homeless Children
We will be collecting socks to be distributed to homeless children from a Seattle Public School near Capital Hill. Of it’s student population, 25% are homeless. Please feel the love in your heart to bring in children’s socks all throughout Lent. More details to come in the near future.
We have begun Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. We are discussing how there are many children in the world who go without food. We will be talking about how food nourishes us physically and the “food” in the Eucharist nourishes us Spiritually.
March 3 – Ch. 7 Lesson 9 Graph Patterns
March 6 – Ch. 7 Chapter Review
March 7 – Chapter Test
March 8 – Chapter 8, Lesson 1, Fractions and Division
March 9 – Chapter 8, Lesson 2, Greatest Common Factor
March 10 – No School
The Fifth Graders are currently working on Chapter 9, Williamsburg Virginia. They are travelling throughout various centers to learn about the locations in Williamsburg. The test for this Chapter is March 9th. A study guide will be handed out on 3/3.
This week in language arts the focus for spelling was changing the final y to i. In grammar, students learned about prepositions and prepositional phrases. Students began learning about character description writing this week. We discussed elements to focus on when writing a character description: using concrete words, sensory details, and dialogue.
Students will investigate the niche of the barn owl by dissecting owl pellets. Students will use a bone chart to identify the species of small animals that barn owls prey upon.