I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.
Thank you so much for signing up for our conferences last week. For those of you who have not signed up yet, there are still several time slots available.
This week the students will have Mass on Thursday at 10 am. Please make sure that they wear their dress uniform on this day and bring their tennis shoes to school.
Friday there will be a Breast Cancer Tag Day with a donation of $1 sponsored by the SAC.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will continue to learn more about the sacrament of Baptism and the signs and symbols related to it. The students will also begin learning about the seasons of the liturgical year. Starting with Ordinary Time. Please help your student to choose a saint that they are interested in learning more about, for our All Saints Day Project. Once they have chosen their Saint, we will write our paragraphs in class and then they will need to practice presenting and put together the costume for their saint from home.
Math- We will be learning about patterns in division, three digit quotients, long division with larger quotients, division with zeros in the quotients as well as checking division with multiplication. We are also continuing to take our one minute multiplication quizzes. Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises H.7, H.8 and H.9 are all excellent choices for practice this week.
Science-The students will be reading their Science Studies Weekly to learn more about the various fields of scientific study. The students will also be learning about Vascular and Non-vascular plants, cone-bearing vascular and flowering vascular plants. Then the students will be comparing the lifecycle of a frog to that of a plant.
Science Lab-Today, we completed a lab where we were focused on the Scientific Method, mainly making observations and inferences in order to develop our Hypothesis. We watched a video where the students had to hypothesize about the accuracy of NFL pro Drew Brees and an Olympic Archer. The students were very impressed with the results. Some of the students asked for the link to share it with their parents, so here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6EguTZFK5s
Social Studies-We will be learning about The Age of Exploration which will be including Marco Polo and the expansion of trade from Europe to the east.
Reading-We will continue reading “Folktales from Asia” which is a collection of several folktales from three different Asian countries. Each folktale teaches a different lesson. October Story Skeleton Book Report will be due on Tuesday, October 29th!
Language Arts-The students will continue to sort their words by each feature, daily. This will help the students to determine what sound to listen for and what they should write when identifying other words that also have the same feature.
In Grammar, the students will be able to identify Appositives and reviewing pronouns and nouns. Then we will begin working on action verbs. We will also begin working on the Ideas Trait, by developing strong ideas for our writing.
Physical Education/Health- We continue to explore the game of Hockey learning rules, terms associated with the game. Lead up activities and safety are also investigated this week.
Spanish- The students will recite the months of the year by following the beat of We, we, we will rock you ♪ We will also learn how to write the months and the names of some fruits and vegetables in Spanish.
Music-Students will be learning songs for the Christmas program and continue practice on the recorder.
Technology-We will be finishing recording their classroom olympics data onto a spreadsheet. Then the students will type their stories written focused on the Voice Trait.
Art- Continuing with our cityscape creation this week! This elaborate painting, as well as our self portrait, will be coming home in a few weeks as part of our Original Works Fundraiser! Don't miss your chance to purchase gifts for friends and family with your child’s artwork on it! There will be samples of products in the lobby, on display for Technology nights on 10/22 and 10/23.