I hope everyone had a great weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful Holy Week!
If you have an extra Palm from mass yesterday and you would like to send it in to class tomorrow. If not that is okay, I managed to pick up a few extras at mass yesterday. I will teach the students one way to weave their palms. (I learned this from my 8th Grade teacher Sr. Marita Ann.)
May's Book Report is going to be on a Fantasy! Details will come home after Easter Break!
We will be visiting Pamplin Park for our big field trip this year! Details were sent home today, with your child. The cost for students is $26 this includes the Park as well as the chartered bus.
I hope you all enjoy your Easter Break!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be able to identify and explain that Mary was open to God's call. They will also develop an understanding as to why Mary is the most blessed of women. The students will hear about Mary's visit with her cousin Elizabeth.
Math- The students will be multiplying decimals by whole numbers and decimals by decimals. The students can use models to multiply decimals by decimals, this will help the students to visualize their answers.
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises G.1-G.10 and I.1-I.5 are all excellent choices for practice this week. We are trying to complete over 35,000 math problems as a class.
Science- The students will be learning about what natural resources are and why some natural resources might get used up. Distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Compare three types of fossil fuels. Describe the formation of coal. Explain where petroleum and natural gas are found.
Science Lab- The students will be learning about our environment and the Watersheds in it. We will be completing the Crumpled paper lab on Tuesday. Make sure to ask them about it tomorrow.
Social Studies- The students will be able to analyze the structures of colonial government. The students will be taking the Chapter 7 Test on Wednesday!
Reading- We are reading “Frindle” which is a realistic fiction written by Andrew Clements.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about Using Homophones and review Unit 5. We are also using our Total Participation Techniques on the IXL Language Arts Website in class.
Physical Education/Health- Will not have class due to Easter Break.
Music- Will not have class due to Easter Break.
Spanish - The students will be able to make observations of diverse ways that Holy Week is celebrated in Guatemala and Spain.
Technology- Will not have class due to Standardized Testing.
Art- Students will be finishing their United States Art work.