November 12, 2009

November 12, 2009

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

Friday: Investigation 3
Monday: Lesson 31, Pairs of lines
Tuesday: Lesson 32,Angles & Polygons
Wednesday: Lesson 33, Rounding Numbers Using a Number Line

Tuesday 11/17, please bring your final copy of the “My Baptism Story”, your completed study guide for Ch. 14, as well as your cut out pictures in the plastic baggie for the collage. Please bring in extra magazines just in case we need more pictures for the collages. The test for Chapter 14 will be on 11/19, our review will be on Wednesday 11/18.

Social Studies
We have begun Lesson 5, Routes of Exploration to the New World. In this lesson we will learn about 9 of the European explorers and the impact of their voyages on history as well as the Native Americans. Students will be working in pairs and use the information in the text to graphically represent the information about the 9 explorers. Test date will be announced in next week’s boomerang.

5th graders have been focusing on oral reading fluency this week. Each student was assigned a specific page to practice in preparation for a Readers’ Theater performance. Every student participated both as a performer and as part of an audience as Chapters 8-11 were read aloud. There will not be a test this week.

Students will learn how all living things carry out each of six basic life processes. Students will be able to distinguish basic differences between plant and animal cells. Also, students will discover what tissues, organs and body systems are.

Language Arts
This week students learn about compound subjects, predicates and conjunctions. We practice identifying simple subjects and predicates in simple, compound and complex sentences. We also learn about the subject of imperative sentences, called (you, understood) or (invisible you). Students will be taking a test on sentence structure on Tuesday, November 24th. A study guide we’ll be given out and posted on my web page next week. Our spelling assignment is due on Monday; the test will also be on Monday.

–Have a great week!

Ms. Semandiris