March 22, 2018
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Thank you for attending the Camp Seymour Parent Meeting! We are very excited for camp this year.
Report cards go home Friday, March 23rd!! Please sign and return the envelope promptly. There are two other handouts in the report card envelopes, a Guideline for Math Placement and an SLE worksheet that we would like the students to complete and return with the report card envelope. You keep the report card!
Have a great weekend!
- Please have Permission Slip for Camp Seymour and Medical Forms turned in by April 20th.
- 3/30 – Good Friday – Dismissal after “The Stations of the Cross” around 12:00pm.
We have begun Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. Students are in the middle of creating their Dream Meals. I have asked them to bring in 15-20 pictures from a magazine or the computer of pictures that relate to their Dream Meal. It could be food, decorations, people, location etc. We will be assembling the collage in class on Tuesday 3/27.
Next week is Holy Week and we will spend time acting out the Stations of the Cross in class in small groups. This will be a great way to understand and experience what Christ experiences during the days before his death and resurrection.
We will begin Chapter 9, Add and Subtract Fractions next week!
3/26 – Ch. 9, L. 1 Round Fractions
3/27 – Ch. 9 L. 2 Add Like Fractions
3/28 – Ch. 9 L. 3 Subtract Like Fractions
3/29 – Ch. 9 L. 4 Hands On: Use Models to Add Unlike Fractions
3/30 – ALEKS/ Review Day
Chapter 9, Add & Subtract Fractions
Friday: Quiz, Lesson 7-9
Monday: Lesson 10, Use Models to Add Mixed Numbers
Tuesday: Lesson 11, Add Mixed Numbers
Wednesday: Lesson 11, Add Mixed Numbers (review)
Thursday: Lesson 12, Subtract Mixed Numbers
Next week we will conclude our study of expressions with the Ch. 6 test. We will finish out the chapter by simplifying algebraic expressions. The students will work with the Distributive Property and will learn about combining like terms. Before the test, we will spend two days reviewing the concepts we practiced this chapter.
The fifth graders have begun 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. Students have been taking notes with a partner to complete their Interactive Notebooks. Then they will be creating mini-skits to represent each of the six events that led up to the Revolutionary War. Looking ahead the test for this Chapter will be on 3/29. Students have also been given the long-term assignment of memorizing our country’s States and Capitals. There will be a test on this material in early June!
This week students worked with spelling words where the ending y changes to an i. They also learned how to identify prepositions and prepositional phrases within pieces of writing. We have circled back to descriptive writing and today and tomorrow students will be focusing on writing with dialogue and sensory details. Next week, students will continue with this writing activity and will work with Lesson 19 in the Reader’s Notebook.
Students will use their knowledge of parachutes, atmosphere, and the engineering design process to design a parachute that meets specific criteria for drop speed and parachute size. They will use the data they collected and concepts learned about parachute their earlier parachute experiments to help them imagine, create, test and improve their parachute designs. Students will record the results of their experiments and parachute designs in an engineering design log.