March 5, 2020
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
The following is a curriculum update for the week of March 9 – 13th.
3/6 – Bring in Lunches of Love for St. Martin de Porres
This week we learned about Chapter 13 in class. We will not be assessed on this material. Students worked hard to learn about the types of sin and what does sin do to your relationship with God as well as others.
*Next week we will Move on to Chapter 17, The Liturgy of the Word. We will be learning about the parts of the Liturgy of the Word.
3/9 – Ch. 9, Lesson 1 Round Fractions
3/10 – Ch. 9, Lesson 2 Add Fractions
3/11 – Ch. 9, Lesson 3 Subtract Like Fractions
3/12 – Ch. 9, Lesson 4 Hands On: Use Models to add Unlike Fractions
3/13 – No School – Teacher Inservice
Friday: Test, Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals
Chapter 9, Add & Subtract Fractions
Monday: Lesson 1, Round Fractions
Tuesday: Lesson 2, Add Like Fractions
Wednesday: Lesson 3, Subtract Like Fractions
Thursday: Lesson 4, Use Models to Add Unlike Fractions
We are working on Chapter 10, Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain. In this chapter students will compare the parent/child relationship to the relationship between the English Colonies and Great Britain during the 1750’s – 1760’s. We will learn about 6 events that led up to the Revolutionary War. Please see homework page for daily homework. The test for this chapter will be on March 19th. A study guide will be on Google Classroom one week before the test.
This week we have been reading a narrative non-fiction story about King George and the American Revolution. The students have really enjoyed reading about this time in history. We have been working on pulling out important information and using new vocabulary in our discussions. During the month of March, students will be focusing on reading for 20 min. per night, with an effort to strike a balance between fiction and informational text. They will be filling out an Independent Reading Log to help them track their reading. (Where is says ‘article’ on the log, it can be any book as well).
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.