November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

 

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

The Halloween Party was a big success! We would like to thank all of you who came and who donated items for the big party!!! I would like to especially thank our great room parents, Katie and Julie!! Also, a big shout out to Tony for setting up the super scary and funny coffin!

Volunteers Needed! Each grade takes a turn hosting coffee and donuts after Sunday mass. The 5th graders are responsible for Sunday, November 5. We need 8 families to help make this a success (4 families to help from 8:15 to 10:30 and another 4 to help from 10:30 to noon). You can volunteer through the SignUp genius distributed earlier or by contacting room parents Annie Ricard (amricard@comcast.net) or Katie Hamilton (katherine.e.hamilton@gmail.com).

 

Reminders:

11/3 – Free Dress!!!!

11/10 – No School in honor or Veteran’s Day

 

 

The following is a curriculum update for the week of 11/6 – 11/9.

 

Religion

We have begun Chapter 14. In this chapter, we will be learning about the Sacraments of Initiation and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. Next week, students will research their own baptism! They will be making a “My Baptism Collage”. The assignment details and rubric will be passes out in class on Tuesday 11/7. Students will need to have 20 pictures of baptism symbols such as water, white cloth and oil, from magazines by Thursday 11/9, and we will assemble the collages. We will brainstorm ideas for pictures in class on Tuesday!

 

Math/Semandiris

11/3 – Ch. 3 Test

11/6 – Ch. 4 L. 1 Estimate Quotients

11/7 – Ch. 4 L. 3 Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

11/8 – Check My Progress 1-4

11/9 – Ch. 4 L. 4 Adjust Quotients

 

 

Math /Mr. Schreck

Chapter 4, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

Friday: Quiz, Lessons 1 & 3

Monday: Lesson 4, Adjust Quotients

Tuesday: Lesson 5, Divide Greater Numbers

Wednesday: Review Lessons 4 & 5,

Thursday: Chapter 4 Test

 

Math (Mrs. H):

 

Next week we will begin our 4th unit in fifth grade math: multiplying and dividing fractions.  We will also apply these skills to story problems where the students will have to decide what operation they need to solve.  In addition, the students will use models to picture how the problems work.

 

 

Science

Students begin Lesson 3, “How are Animals Classified?” Students will identify different classifications of invertebrates such as mollusks and arthropods. Students will also compare and contrast different groups of vertebrates.

 

 

 

Math/Mrs. H

 

Next week we will begin our 4th unit in fifth grade math: multiplying and dividing fractions.  We will also apply these skills to story problems where the students will have to decide what operation they need to solve.  In addition, the students will use models to picture how the problems work.

 

 

Reading

This week, 5th graders have focused on identifying the sequence of events in a narrative non-fiction story. Over the course of the week, we have thought and written about whether participation in sports can improve someone’s attitude. Students created their own study guides to prepare them for Thurs. Vocabulary and Comprehension test about the story, Double Dutch.

 

Social Studies

We are working on Chapter 5. In this Chapter, students will be learning about 8 European Explorers. Students will be working with partners to create a matrix in class to help them learn about the details of each explorer and their expeditions. They will also be working to complete their reading notes in the Interactive Notebooks. The test for this Chapter for 5A is on 11/13 and for 5B is on 11/14. Study guide will be on Google Classroom 11/6.

 

  • We will also review the origin and meaning of Veteran’s Day.

 

Language Art

After all the excitement of our pumpkin essays the last few weeks, this week and next week we are back to the regular Language Arts schedule. This week we have been focusing on the /oo/ and /yoo/ vowel sounds for spelling. In grammar, students have been mastering the difference between common and proper nouns—figuring out that it is necessary to capitalize specific people, places, and things and to leave non-specific people, places, and things not capitalized. I have also been digging into the basics of writing a fictional narrative with students. Next week students will be writing a short fictional narrative using these skills.

 

 

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