November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I look forward to seeing you at conferences next week.

The following is a curriculum update for the week of 12/1 – 12/5:


12/1 – Ch. 3 Lesson 10, Quotients with Zeros

12/2 – Ch. 3 Lesson 11, Hands On – Use Models to Interpret the Remainder

12/3 – Ch. 3 Lesson 12, Interpret the remainder

12/4 – Ch. 3 Lesson 13, Problem Solving Investigation

12/5 – Ch. 3 Review

12/8 CH. 3 Test



We will be preparing for the Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer Service the week of 12/1-12/5. The Prayer Service will be on Friday 12/5. Please come and join us in lighting the Advent Wreaths. ( 12/5, 8:30am School Hall)


Social Studies

After the Thanksgiving break we will continue our study of Ch. 6 Three Early English Settlements. Students are learning about Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth. They will prepare and present “Act it Outs” during class. Please make sure to turn in any missing work by 12/5. Report cards go out on 12/12.



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.

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts students finished the rough draft of their procedural essay in class. Students learned about proper editing marks and worked on peer editing. Students then wrote a final draft of their essay. Students also took a Unit 1 assessment covering revising, editing, and writing a narrative.