September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


We are doing very well here in 5A! Students are learning the procedures and are doing well at being Safe, Respectful and Responsible.




  • Sell Magazines!!!
  • Powerschool login is in the Boomerang envelope today
  • MAPS Fall Testing window is September 23- October 18th.



The following is a curriculum update for the week of 9/30 – 10/4:




We have completed Chapter 1, God’s Plan for All Creation. The test for this Chapter is on 10/1. Please study the study guide! Next we are moving on to Chapter 2, Made to be with God.


In this Chapter students will learn:


  • True happiness can come only through communion with God
  • Religion expresses our relationship with God through beliefs, prayers, and practices.
  • Wherever we pray or read the Bible – in church, outdoors, or home- we get better at listening to God.


Second Step

Next week we will be doing Lesson 3: Bystander Responsibility. In this lesson students will learn that bystanders have a responsibility to help stop bullying. They will learn that bystanders can choose to either help stop bullying or become part of the bullying problem. Students will then learn to decide and practice positive bystander responses to bullying.


Math – Semandiris

Students received their login information for Aleks. They can work on Aleks at any time at home to practice math!

9/27 –Ch. 2 Lesson 4, Multiplication Patterns

9/30 – Ch. 2 Lesson 6, Hands On: Use Partial Products and the Distributive Property

10/1 – Ch. 2 Lesson 7, The Distributive Property

10/2 – Ch. 2 Lesson 8, Estimate Products

10/3 – Ch. 2 Lesson 9, Multiply by One-Digit Numbers

10/4 – Ch. 2 Lesson 10, Multiply by Two-Digit Numbers


Math – Mr. Schreck

Mr. Schreck Chapter 2: Multiply Whole Numbers

Friday: Review, Lessons 1,3 & 4

Monday: Quiz, Lessons 1,3 & 4

Tuesday: Lesson 7, The Distributive Property

Wednesday: Lesson 8, Estimate Products

Thursday: Lesson 9, Multiply by One-Digit Numbers


Math – Mrs. Heuer

We have begun our second unit, Multiplication and Division Review & Multiply and Divide Decimals.  In the first several lessons of this unit, we are exploring patterns and estimation.  Next week we will begin multiplying and dividing decimals.  We will also work with multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of 10.  The students are making good progress with their transitions and consistency with homework.


Language Arts

Lesson 2 Spelling Quiz will be Friday 10/4. The words are posted to my website for easy access. We have been studying and sharing opinion writing this week by explaining point of view with reasons and information.  Students are continuing to utilize organizational structures in which ideas are logically grouped to support their opinion.


Social Studies

On Monday and Tuesday, we will play a review game with the class for the Chapter 1 test. The test for Chapter 1 is on Friday (10/4).


On Thursday (10/3), we will begin the next lesson Ch. 4 Why Europeans Left for the New World. Students will become Deep Sea Divers and Research Scientists, excavating artifacts from a sunken ship dating back to the Age of Exploration. During class students will be identifying the artifacts and reading about them in their textbooks. Next they will take notes in their Interactive Notebook much like a Research Scientists would in real life. Looking ahead, the test for this Chapter will be on 10/25.

Please have students bring in swimming goggles for this lesson on Thursday!



Students will learn how to conduct controlled experiments by experimenting with variables that affect the behavior of pendulums they will build in class. They will graph their results in a variety of ways and use their graphs to predict the behavior of the different lengths of pendulums they construct.



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