I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that Mass will be on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Please wear your church uniforms.
April's Book Report is on a Biography Book and it is Due on Friday, April 11, 2014!
Thanks to everyone who joined the PCRS Middle School teachers for Stepping Up Night last week!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be taking their Chapter 18 Test on Thursday! The students will be reflecting on the power and presence of God in the celebration of the Anointing of the Sick. The students will also prepare for their Chapter 18 Test by completing a chapter review. Then students will be able to identify and explain that Mary was open to God's call.
Math- The students will be reviewing addition and subtracting decimals. We will be taking a Test on Chapter 8 on Wednesday! The students will be learning how to multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. They will also be learning how to estimate using rounding and clustering.
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises E.1-E.6 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 how the Earth's surface features have changed over millions of years. They will also find out how fossils help scientists to learn about plants and animals of the past. The Unit C Chapter 1 Test will be on Friday.
Science Lab- The students will be learning about Weather! Today the students learned about weather instruments that are used to measure the weather around us. Tomorrow, the students will be creating their own clouds to help identify the different types that they may see in the sky.
Social Studies- The students are learning about the colonial governments and they will be able to explain why American colonists began to develop their own governments. Then the students will be able to analyze the structures of colonial government.
Reading- We are reading “Dear Mr. Henshaw” which is a realistic fiction written by Beverly Cleary. The students will be taking a Test on this story on Tuesday.
Language Arts- The students will be learning new Word Study words this week to help the students to spell based off of the main features included in their word lists.
This week we will not be having a new vocabulary unit. We will be working on several skills in our Vocabulary books. There will not be a Vocabulary Test this week. Please encourage your child to visit website for activities to strengthen their vocabulary skills.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about Contractions with Pronouns, Pronouns and Antecedents and Using Homophones. We are also using our Total Participation Techniques on the IXL Language Arts Website in class.
Physical Education/Health- Students will continue to explore human growth and development. Students will also investigate the game of "Horseshoes".
Music- Students will continue to explore the song game “Little Sally Walker” using movement.
Spanish - The students will be able to start a new unit, “En el campo” (In the Country) and identify working vehicles, people, and things found in the country.
Technology- This week in Technology, the students will be working on building rockets, finishing up their Character Scrapbooks and typing their president paragraphs. Then the students will continue working on IXL and Videotaping their commercials in the broadcasting studio.
Art- Students will be finishing their United States Art work.