October 31, 2019
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Happy Halloween!!! We had a wonderful Halloween Party today! A big thanks to our Room Parents and others who helped to plan this fun event!
5A will be leading the “Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer Service” on December 6th. The prayer service will be held in the school hall at 8:30am on December 6th. We would love for you to attend!!
In honor of all Veterans, students may bring in a photo of a family member who is a Veteran on Monday 11/4 We will display these pictures near our prayer table next week.
11/1- All Saint’s Day Mass – Perfect Uniform
11/11 – Veteran’s Day – No School
Here is a curriculum update for November 4-8:
Students begin Chapter 3, Signs of God’s Presence. Students will read Exodus 3:15 and discuss what God wanted Moses to understand when he saw the burning bush. Students will discuss how signs point the way to God. They will brainstorm signs of God’s goodness, justice, and mercy.
11/4 L. 9, Place the First Digit
11/5 L. 10, Quotients with Zeros
11/6 L. 12, Interpret the remainders
11/7 Chapter Review
11/12 – Ch. 3 Test
Friday: All Saints Day Mass
Chapter 4, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor
Monday: Lesson 1, Estimate Quotients
Tuesday: Lesson 3, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor
Wednesday: Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor Part II
Thursday: Quiz, Lessons 1 & 3
We will be completing our third fifth grade unit next week, which is adding and subtracting fractions. We have been slowly building the skills starting with like fractions and ending with unlike mixed numbers. The kids are getting very comfortable with renaming fractions with an LCD. They are also working on reading story problems very carefully to ensure that they are doing the correct operation, that their answers are reasonable, and that they include a unit on their answers. After completion of this unit next Tuesday, we will move into our fourth 5th grade unit, which is multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.
Students are creating diagrams of plant and animal cells to discover what they have in common and to identify different parts (organelles) that plant cells have. Students will take a quiz from their Science textbook on Lesson 1 (Is it Living?) next Friday, Nov. 8th. They will complete a study guide in class to help them prepare.
We are moving on to Chapter 5, Routes of Exploration to the New World. In a Social Studies Skill Builder, students use an illustrated classroom matrix to organize information about 8 European explorers. Students will work in pairs to become an “expert” on one of the explorers. Then students will play a game in which they answer questions about the explorers. The test for this chapter will be on November 19th. The study guide will go out one week prior to the test.
Happy Halloween! We made sure to dedicate class time to prepare for tomorrow’s Spelling Quiz. I know it will be a crazy night of Trick-Or-Treating! They will also have an opportunity to review for a few minutes before the quiz, tomorrow, as well. Words can be found on my website for a quick review before heading out tonight: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/. Students are in the organizational phase of their Opinion Essay, they will begin their rough draft next week and begin to edit. Safe travels tonight!
Complete 1 hour of typing practice by Wednesday night on Typing Club. Each grading week for 5A starts on Thursday and ends the following Wednesday.