March 24, 2016
Dear Fifth Grade Parents!
I want to wish you all a Happy Easter, as well as a wonderful break. I also wanted to tell you that tomorrow is March 25th, Greek Independence Day!
Friday 3/25 – Good Friday 11:00am – Stations of the Cross in the Church
Friday 2/25 – Noon Dismissal
***Starting the week after Spring Break we will offer a “Study Hall” for students who need it during lunch recess on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
4/4 Ch. 8 L. 6 Comparing Fractions Continued (Day 2)
4/5 Ch. 8 L. 7 Hand On Use Models to Write as Decimals
4/6 Ch. 8 L. 8 Write Fractions as Decimals
4/7 Chapter Review
4/8 Chapter Test
This week we have been spending time learning and reflecting on the events between Palm Sunday and the Resurrection. Tomorrow we will be presenting our own mini skits in class of the Stations of the Cross. The students have been working on them this week. Tomorrow we will also be having the second lesson of the “Protecting God’s Children-Touching Safety” curriculum from the Archdiocese. I hope you all can attend the Easter Vigil Service on Saturday night!
The Fifth Graders are working on Chapter 10, Growing Tensions between the Colonies and Great Britain. Students are using the Metaphor of Mother (Britain) and Child (Colonies) to understand the six major events that led up to the Revolutionary War. Today in class, students received that answers and given time to correct their answers in their Interactive Notebooks. Students have also begun to create short skits of the “Mother/Child” cartoons and how they related to the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. The test for this Chapter will be on April 11th for 5A and April 12th for 5B.
This week in language arts we continued to look at different aspects of Number the Stars. Students used textual evidence to describe the characters, and then began working on a short epilogue to the novel. In grammar students learned about the proper mechanics for writing titles, when to use italics and when to use quotation marks. We will go back to working with the Journey’s curriculum after Easter Break.
Students continue to experiment with rubber band powered vehicles. They will design and build a vehicle with a sail to test the effects of air resistance on a vehicle’s motion.