Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for signing up for conferences. In the 5th grade conferences are student lead so I look forward to seeing you and you child next week.
12/6 – Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer Service @ 8:30am school hall
After the break, we will be moving on to Chapter 14, New Life In Christ. In this Chapter we will take a closer look at the Sacraments of Initiation and the RCIA process. Students will also be researching their own Baptism. Over the break is a good time to look for any pictures of your child’s baptism. We will be making a ”My Baptism Collage” and sometimes students like to include real pictures. Please encourage your child to practice their prayer service reading part in front of family. 5A will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on 12/5.
12/2 – Ch. 4 Adjust Quotients
12/3 – Ch. 4 Divide Greater Numbers
12/4 – Fluency Practice
12/5 – Fluency Practice –(Short Class because of the Sacrament of Confession)
12/6 – No Math – Faith Family
Chapter 5, Add and Subtract Decimals
Friday: Lesson 3, Estimate or exact answer
Monday(12/2): Lesson 1-3 Review
Tuesday: Quiz, lessons 1-3
Wednesday: Lesson 5, Add Decimals Using Models
Thursday: Lesson 6, Add Decimals
After the conference/Thanksgiving week, we will complete our 4th unit on multiplying and dividing of fractions and mixed numbers. The students are recognizing the similarity in both operations with fractions. We are also continuing to stress the importance of reading questions carefully, showing clear steps, and asking if our answers are reasonable. I hope that you have a productive conference and a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Social Studies We have begun Chapter 6, Early English Settlements. In this chapter we will learn about three English Settlements, Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth. Students will be learning about these three places by preparing for an Act-it-Out. Students then do the Act-it-Out in class as a culminating event.
When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will have one more spelling quiz before Christmas break! It will be on Lesson 5, challenge words included, on December 13th. Words can be found on my website: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/.
Students will begin Lesson 4, “How Are Plants Classified?” Students will learn how scientists classify plants and what mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants are.