May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

When students return from Camp, they will start Spring MAPS Testing which continues until May 30th.  Students will be working with Ms. Weythman and Mr. Barker during Lib/Tech to complete testing.  

 Family Life: Family Life books will go home soon.  Please review the book, read and return the parent letter/permission slip.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!

 Reminders:

  • Mid-Trimester grades will be complete in PowerSchool by Monday, May 13 due to Camp.  
  • Talent Show on May 17th

 

  • Looking ahead: May 23rd, 6th Grade Ancient Civilizations Wax Museum (9am – 2pm), breaks at First Recess (10:10am – 10:25am) & Lunch Recess (11:15am – 12:05pm) If you can come to see it, you can get an idea what it is all about for next year’s Social Studies!!!)
  • May 24th – Field Day Noon Dismissal.  

Curriculum Update for the week of May 13 – May 17th:

Religion

On Tuesday, students began Ch. 19 The Call to Serve. In this Chapter we are learning about the Sacraments of marriage and Holy Orders. We are also learning about vocations and how there are three categories: Lay People, Ordained & Consecrated Religious. The study guide for this Chapter will be given out after camp. The quiz will be on Tuesday, 5/22.

 

Math

Mrs. Smith (for Ms. Semandiris)

5/13 – Lesson 12, Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions

5/14 –  Lesson 13, Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions with Renaming

5/15 – REVIEW for Chapter 9 Test

5/16 – Chapter 9 Test

5/17 – No Math Talent Show

Mr. Schreck–Update to come after Camp

Math – Mrs. Heuer (6th):  In our next chapter, we are working with 2D and 3D geometry.  Our goal in this chapter is not only to apply the formulas to find the area, volume, and surface area, but also to understand why the formulas work.  It’ll be very important for the students to bring their calculators each day.  There will be no more ALEKS checks for the rest of the year because of the busy nature of the end of the school year.  It can just be used as a supplement!

 

Science–Update to come after Camp

Social Studies

Students reviewed concepts in Chapter 10 as a review before starting Chapter 11 “To Declare Independence or Not.”  When students return from Camp, they will start Chapter 11 and participate in a mock debate.  More to come.

 

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