May 14, 2009
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
As you know, we are halfway through our third trimester of school. This trimester the fifth and sixth grade teachers will not give printed reports, but wed like all parents to check PowerSchool to receive Mid-Tri grades.
The Fifth and Sixth Grade Teaching Staff
FIELD DAY PERMISSION SLIPS ARE IN BOOMERANG: Please RETURN ASAP TO BE ABLE TO GO TO FIELD DAY ON MAY 22ND!!!!!!
Mid-Tri Reports- Please Check PowerSchool!
May 15 – Talent Show Pirate Theme!
May 18 – Class Photos
May 19 – Librarian from Seattle Public Library at HR
May 19 – Living Rosary and Liturgical Dance at 2:15pm
May 20 – Faith Families 8:30-9:15
May 21 – Ascension Mass at 8:45am
May 21 – 8th Grade Pizza Lunch
May 22 – Field Day/ Noon Dismissal
May 25 – Memorial Day – No School
Monday-Lesson 88, Transformations
Tuesday-Lesson 89, Finding a Square Root
No Math- Field Day
We will be moving on to Chapter 9, New Life. Study Guide will be handed out next Tuesday in class.
The Fifth graders will begin chapter 15, The Bill of Rights next week. They have been doing very well in Social Studies and I know they will enjoy this next Lesson. They will have a test on this lesson on 5/27.
Students begin Chapter 1 (Respiration and Excretion) on the Human Body unit. Students will learn how your body takes in oxygen.
Family Life: Students will take a quiz on Chapter 3 & 4 in the Family Life text next Tuesday. Students will begin Chapter 5. They will learn about the male reproductive system and its part in God’s plan for new life.
Language Arts Students review subject, object and possessive pronouns. We will learn about the 5 Ws used in writing newspaper articles and look for examples of different writing forms in the newspaper. Students can plan to bring in newspapers or sections of the paper each day next weeka few days old is fine!
5th graders read one of my favorite selections this week; The Memory Box. It is a very heartwarming story about a grandpas struggle with Alzheimers disease, and his idea to pass on some important memories to his grandson for safe keeping. While reading this story, we have been focusing on the target skill of Authors Purpose: the reason or reasons an author has for writing. There will not be a Selections Test this week.
Remember to keep reading those books for your 3rd trimester Book Report which is due on May 21st.