I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that Mass will be on Wednesday at 10:15 AM. Please wear your church uniforms.
April's Book Report is on a Biography Book!
Stepping Up Day for Fifth Grade Starts Tomorrow! The Parents and Student sessions will be Wednesday, April 2nd! Please try to join us!!!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be taking their Chapter 17 Test Tomorrow! The students will be learning about the actual celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The students will develop an understanding that Jesus is with us when we are suffering. The students will explore the meaning of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. They will be able to describe the Church's celebration of the Anointing of the Sick.
Math- The students will be Subtracting Decimals. We will be subtracting decimals through the thousandths, as well as using front-end estimation and rounding. We will be taking a Test on Chapter 8, next Tuesday!
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 the Changes to Earth's Surface. They will be learning how Earth's crust is broken down into soil and how water, wind and ices changes landforms as well as the Layers of the earth. Today, we sang the layers of the earth song!
Science Lab- The students will be learning about Electricity! The students will be creating series circuits and parallel circuits as well as using three different electromagnets. The students will be identifying the two different types of circuits tomorrow.
Social Studies- The students are learning about the colonial economies, the students will be looking for economic patterns and major industries of colonial America. We will also evaluate the effects of supply and demand. Then the students will describe the development of the free enterprise system in colonial America.
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 Thursday.
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 possessive and demonstrative pronouns and relative pronouns and adverbs.
Physical Education/Health- This week in health we will discuss Family Life curriculum. In P.E. we will play Kickball and Soccer.
Music- Students will explore the song game “Little Sally Walker” using movement.
Spanish - The students will continue to identify and label in Spanish things used for communication. They will watch a short video about the invention of books.
Technology- This week in Technology, the students will be working on blogging, exploring a few webquests, 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 introduced to NASA Langley Research Center’s Art Contest “The Future Is Now”. Please Sign and Return the Permission Slips for the NASA Poster Contest.