May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I hope this letter helps you understand the work we will be doing next week in fifth grade.

Next Thursday May 30th! – I want to invite all of you to come to the 6th Grade Wax Museum.  It is a very cool event and it will help you to understand it more for next year! Locations: HRS School Halls
TImes: 9:00am – 2:00pm ( We break for recess 10:10-10:25, lunch and lunch recess 11:15 – 12:05.)


5/28 Lesson 97, Ratios

5/29 Lesson 98, Negative Numbers

5/30 Lesson 99, Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimal Numbers

5/31 Lesson 100, Simplifying Decimal Numbers

Social Studies

The fifth graders will begin Chapter 13, The Revolutionary War. In this lesson the students will do an experiential exercise by playing Tug of War to understand how the American colonists won the War.  We will be doing this on Field Day! Then students will work in small groups to complete the reading notes in the Interactive Notebooks.  The test for this lesson will be on Tuesday, June 4th


5th graders are reading the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This book is written at a younger reading level, but its difficult content makes it more appropriate for 5th graders. We have been discussing the story at length and will finish reading the story early next week.


In Chapter 4 of the Family Life text, students are learning the changes that occur during puberty. They will discuss the importance of growing in a balanced way-physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually. Students will take a quiz on Ch. 3 and 4 next Wednesday (5/29).

Language Arts

Fifth graders concluded their Subject and Predicate unit this week. Next week in Language Arts, students will be studying Figurative Language and Poetic elements. Students will be memorizing a poem and reciting a poem for class. Poems should be chosen and approved by the teacher on or before May 30th and presented in class by June 7th.

Please be on the look out for a rubric for various assignments this next week!

May 30th Poem chosen and approved by teacher.

June 4th  Color Poem Due

June 7th  Memorized poem to be recited by.

June 7th  Camp Seymour Poem Due