November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


I look forward to meeting with all of you at conferences. Please remember to sign up if you have not. The sign up closes Friday morning at 8am. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



11/26 – Last Day to turn in late or missing work for Trimester 1.

11/30 – 5A to lead the Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer Service. (School Hall @8:30am)


The following is a curriculum update for the week of November 26 – November 30, 2018:



We will mainly be practicing for our prayer service the week after Thanksgiving. We will be learning about Advent as well. Then we will continue on with Chapter 14, which is about the Sacraments of initiation.

Steps to Respect: Lesson on Being Assertive




Chapter 4, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

11/26 – Ch. 4 L. 1,Estimate Quotients

11/27 – Ch. 4 L. 3, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

11/28 – Check My Progress

11/29 – Quiz Lessons 1,3

11/30 – ALEKS and Fact Dash Day!



Mr. Schreck

Chapter 5, Add & Subtract Decimals

Monday: Lesson 1, Round Decimals

Tuesday: Lesson 2 , Estimate Sums and Differences

Wednesday: Review Lesson 1 & 2

Thursday: Quiz, Lesson 1 & 2



Mrs. H

After the Thanksgiving break/conference week, we will resume our fourth unit where we are multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.  The students are feeling confident with the steps on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers, and we introduced how to cancel (or reduce before multiplying.)  The students also got to meet my long-term sub, Ms. Stafford, who will be filling in for me during my maternity leave.  I will miss the students while I am away, but I feel confident leaving them to the instruction and care of Ms. Stafford!  Exciting times!



After the break, we will be diving into some informational text, focusing on the target skill of cause and effect as well as analyzing some text features of informational text. Look for some practice in using the strategy of close reading to start coming home. I hope you enjoy a relaxing and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I am truly grateful for the opportunity to read and work with your children!



Students will begin a research-based science unit called Microworlds. In this unit, students will learn to use their powers of observation with the help of magnifying lenses and microscopes to see familiar things in a new way. They are also introduced to a fascinating new world-the cellular structure of living organisms.



Students should complete 60 minutes of typing practice for the week.  Each grading week starts on Thursday and ends the following Wednesday. Next week students will take their first timed typing test. Students will be graded on their accuracy typing for one minute using the home row keys while their hands are covered. Speed will not be graded at this time. During Conference / Thanksgiving there will be no typing grade required. There will, however, be an extra credit opportunity that week. Students can earn up to 120 points back towards their grade for completing up to 2 hours of typing time (1 point per minute). This will give kids a chance to improve their grade before the trimester ends.


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