I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.
This week the fifth grade is responsible for the Liturgy on Thursday, at 10:15 AM with Fr. Mike Kuhn from ODU. Please try to join us, if you can.
PTO is looking for a 5th grade parent representative! If your schedule allows you to make this commitment, it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact me and let me know if you would like to fill this position.
Just as an update we had to change our Science Lab time to 11:00 AM-11:45 AM and I will be sending home an updated schedule.
This month our book report is a Mystery! Please make sure that your student has selected a mystery to begin reading. If you are not sure that the book is a mystery or on grade level, please send it in with your child and I will check for you. I will be posting the information about the book report this week on SchoolSpeak. I will be going over the information and the rubric in class as to answer any questions that the students may have about the book report.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- We are continuing to learn about how Jesus shares his mission with each of us. The students will be identifying the reasons why we celebrate the Paschal Mystery in the liturgy and to learning about the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.
Math- We will be learning how to solve word problems using the Guess and Test Strategy. We will also be preparing for our Chapter 1 Test on Place Value. Then we will be learning about Multiplication, the terms and how to write addition problems as multiplication sentences.
Science- Tomorrow we will be taking our Unit A Chapter 1 Test. The students have study guides to help them study. This week we are learning about Animal Growth and Reproduction. More specifically we will be learning about the process of mitosis, regeneration, asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.
Science Lab- Today, we worked on solving a problem with a string. Each student will be bringing home two strings to try their science experiment with family members. The students had to write their own lab report today. They did an awesome job!!
Social Studies- We will be learning about the Native Americans of the Southwest. The students will find out how the Hopi and the Navajo used their environment to enrich their lives.
Reading- We will continue reading the story called "Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family." We will also continue working on writing a Narrative Paragraph about a person from colonial times who came to America on a boat, with or without their family, with limited funds and luggage.
Language Arts- The students will begin sorting 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, we will be learning how to identify simple predicates in a compound predicate, simple and compound sentences and complex sentences and their subordinating conjunctions. The students will also be learning how to diagram sentences.
Spanish-Fifth Grade will recite numbers 1-100, identify the Spanish alphabet, and identify the parts of the body.
Music- Students will begin playing recorder this week. Please be sure to have your recorder and folder for music class on Friday.
Technology- We will be doing classroom olympics and learning how to record our data into a spreadsheet.
Art- In Art Class this week we will be explaining the Art of Leonardo Davinci and the Mona Lisa, followed by a self portrait drawing.