March 8, 2018
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We will be having a parent informational meeting for our Camp Seymour Outdoor Education trip on 3/21 at 6pm in the HRS Library. We will be going to camp May 2-4, 2018!
The following is a curriculum update for the week of March 12-15, 2018!
3/16 – No School/Teacher In-service
3/21 – 5th Grade Camp Seymour Parent Meeting – 6pm HRS Library!!!
We are currently studying Chapter 17, The Liturgy of the Word. We will have this test next Wednesday. Next we will be moving on the Chapter 18, The Liturgy of the Eucharist. We are having a “Sock Drive” for the homeless students at our adopted Seattle Public School. If you can, please donate to our service project.
3/9 – Ch. 8, L. 6 Compare Fractions
3/12 – Ch. 8 L. 7 Hands On Models to Write Fractions and Decimals
3/13 – Ch. 8 L. 8 Write Fractions as Decimals
3/14 – Chapter Review
3/15 – Chapter 8 Test
Chapter 9, Add & Subtract Fractions
Friday: Lesson 5, Add Unlike Fractions
Monday: Lesson 5, Add Unlike Fractions Part II
Tuesday: Quiz, Lessons 1-5
Wednesday: Lesson 7, Subtract Unlike Fractions
Thursday: Lesson 8, Problem Solving Investigation
On Monday of next week, we will complete our study of integers and the coordinate plane with our Ch. 5 Test. The student will receive a study guide and answer key to carefully work through this week. On Tuesday, we will start in our second volume of the book with our study of expressions. I am excited to get into more algebraic thinking with the students in the next two chapters.
Next week we will begin Chapter 10, Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain. Students will learn about six events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. Students will work in pairs to complete the “Reading Notes” in their Interactive Notebooks. Looking ahead, the test will be on 3/26 (5A) & 3/27 (5B).
Science: Students begin a STEM unit in the Engineering is Elementary program titled: Aerospace Engineering: Designing Parachutes.
This unit introduces the field of aerospace engineering by guiding students to explore how aerospace engineers design and test technologies to be used in non-Earth environments. Hands-on activities, discussions, and readings are used to introduce students to the Engineering Design Process, the work of engineers.
This week and next week students will be working with lesson 16 and 17 out of their Journey’s book. We have been focusing on words ending in -ed and -ing for spelling and how to identify adjectives for grammar. For writing recently, students have been doing a few short responses to prompts of their choice. It is so fun to see how students respond to a prompt titled “Who would win a battle: Harry Potter or Luke Skywalker?” Students and myself enjoy this type of writing because it is creative while also getting in some good writing practice. A reminder to students to check my website under the “5A LA” section for each week’s spelling words – and to make sure they are studying the correct lesson. Have a wonderful weekend!