March 7, 2019 Boomerang

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


I hope you all have a wonderful start to the Lenten Season. We are very excited about our goals for Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.


Attention: We will be having a Camp Seymour informational meeting on March 27th at 6pm in the HRS Library. (Parents Only) 



March 15th – No School Teacher In-service

March 27th – Camp Seymour Parent Meeting 6pm HRS Library


Here is a look at the week ahead!

March 11 – 14th:


This week we had the “Vision Testing” on Tuesday during religion class and it took the entire class period so my plans changed a bit. On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we learned about Lent and made our Lenten goals for prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Today we attended the Dress Rehearsal for the play. Tomorrow we will have Chapter 16 Test. (3/8)Next we will be moving on to Chapter 17, The Liturgy of the Word. Students will be making a Modern Day “Dead Sea Scroll” using a reading from the Bible. A Rubric will be passed out next week!

Math – Semandiris

3/8 – Ch. 8 L. 2, Greatest Common Factor

3/11 – Ch. 8, L. 3 Simplest Form

3/12 – Ch. 8, L. 4 Problem Solving: Guess, Check and Revise

3/13 – Check Your Progress

3/14 – Quiz Lessons 2-4

3/15 – Ch. 8, L. 5 Least Common Multiple


Mr. Schreck

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

Math (Mrs. Heuer):

We are diving into our fifth chapter where the students are getting comfortable with integers.  They are comparing and ordering integers, working with absolute value and opposites, and graphing on the coordinate plane.  This work with integers will help the students when we get to the operations (+,-,x,/) of integers.  We will also begin a new daily warm up where the kids will review fractions, decimal, and percent conversions.  Some students need a bit more practice of this from last chapter.


To begin the 3rd Trimester, the 5th graders will be participating in Book Clubs. Students will select a book to read with a small group of classmates. Every student will have the opportunity to lead their group in guided discussion about elements of the story. Although there will be some time devoted to reading assignments during class time, students will need to do some of their Book Club reading at home in addition to other Reading assignments.


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.

Social Studies

This week we started Chapter 9, Life in Colonial Williamsburg.

Description: In a writing for understanding activity, students take a “walking tour” of colonial Williamsburg to examine aspects of colonial life, such as government, social life, and religion.

Essential Question: What were key parts of life for Southern colonists in the 1700s? Students will be working in small groups to move to different parts of Williamsburg and do a fun activity for each location.

The test for this Chapter will be on 3/20.

 Language Arts

Students will take their Lesson 13 Spelling Quiz tomorrow, March 8th. The next Quiz will be March 21st (THURSDAY) due to a half day school on March 22nd on Lesson 13 words. Challenge words will be included for the Lesson 14 Quiz but NOT on tomorrow’s Lesson 13.


All students must have headphones or earbuds by March 19 for use in tech lab. Earbuds are convenient because they can be kept in their filer. Students who do not have earbuds/headphones by Tuesday, March 19 will receive a materials infraction.





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