March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

I hope this Boomerang letter finds you well. Please remember to return your Boomerang envelope signed. A couple of weeks ago I made sure that every one had a Boomerang envelope but it looks like a few people have not returned them. If they have been lost please let me know so I can give you a new one.

Report cards will be going out on Monday 3/7 due to Powerschool problems today. The administration sent a notice in today’s EFC.

Camp payment and medical forms due on March 8th!

Religion
We will begin Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will be creating “Dream Meal” collages. The rubrics will be passed out tomorrow and we will work on them in class tomorrow. They will be due next Thursday 3/10. Next week students will receive the study guide for this lesson and we will work on it in class on Thursday and Friday. The test for this lesson will be Friday 3/18.

Math
Monday: Lesson 70, Writing Equivalent Decimal Numbers
Tuesday: Test 7
No Math Ash Wednesday Mass
Thursday: Investigation 7

Language Arts
Students review action, linking and helping verbs. We prepare for a quiz on these and also past, present and future tense verbs next week. 5B will take their verb quiz on Thursday, March 10th; 5A will take it on Friday, March 11th. A study guide will be sent home with students tomorrow. It will be posted on my web page along with several practice sheets students can use to help them prepare for the quiz. Our spelling test will be this Monday; the assignment is also due on Monday.

Science
Students are investigating the niche of the Barn Owl by dissecting owl pellets. Students will explore how living things get energy. They will break down the roles of producers and consumers in an ecosystem.

Social Studies
The fifth graders are working on Chapter 11, To Declare Independence or Not? In this Chapter students are working in groups and have been given either a famous Loyalist or Patriot. The groups have taken on specific roles and will prepare their famous person for a debate. The Debate will be held on Thursday 3/10 and the test for this Chapter will be on 3/11.

Have a great week!

Ms. Semandiris