I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.
Today, the fifth grade students took their second Math Scantron Test. They were very hard workers and I know that they gave it their best!!! Keep up the good work!!! They will be taking their Reading Scantron Test later this week.
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be having Mass at 10 AM on Thursday, January 16th. Don't forget to have your child wear their “dress uniform” to school Thursday.
Don't forget that Catholic Schools Week is quickly approaching and the students will be on making a Coat of Arms to represent themselves. All of the information is available on Schoolspeak!!!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students are learning more about the sacrament of Eucharist. Specifically, they are learning about the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist and all of the parts that make them both up.
Math- We will be learning more about subtracting fractions, mixed numbers and renaming fractions. Please encourage your students to simplify. Sometimes they get the Greatest Common Factor confused with the Least Common Denominator.
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises M.1-M.15 are all excellent choices for practice this week.
Science-The students will be learning more about how energy is transferred in an ecosystem through a food chain, food web and energy pyramid. They will also be learning about how organisms compete for limited resources in an environment.
Science Lab- We did not have Science Lab today due to Scantron Testing.
Social Studies-We will be learning how to interpret a Historical Map by applying geographic tools such as legends and symbols. They will also be able to determine what life was like for the people in New Spain. The students will be taking a test on this chapter on Thursday!
Reading-We are reading “Seeing Earth from Space” which is a photo essay written by Patricia Lauber (the same author as “Summer of Fire”). This photo essay discusses and illustrates the way land masses are formed and changed, the fragility of Earth, and the need to protect it. The students will be taking a Test on this story on Wednesday.
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 in Vocabulary we will be working on Unit 8. Please encourage your child to visit website for activities to strengthen their vocabulary skills.
In Grammar, the students will be learning more about verbs. The students will be able to identify verbs that are often misused and we will be reviewing a variety of verbs from this chapter. This week we will be continuing to work on wrapping up our friendly letters to our class adopted sailor.
Physical Education/Health- Students will be participating cooperative relays. Students will work on concepts of speed, levels, direction and teamwork. Students will discuss and explore how the body, mind and spirit work together to ensure a healthy person. Students will practice rope jumping and upper body challenges to prepare for upcoming testing. Cooperative play will be reinforced as opposed to competition. Student’s will also investigate the " Heart" and ways to care for their bodies, as well as learning to identify different types of exercise and it's relationship to keeping their bodies healthy. We begin our exciting adventure of learning about the upcoming Winter Olympics!
Music- Students will be reviewing the recorder by playing a lively game of Recorder Baseball.
Spanish- The students will continue to learn about action verbs and conjugate the first and second person.
Technology- This week in Technology, the students will continue Blogging, working on IXL, Videotaping their commercials in the broadcasting studio and a webquest on the Moon.
Art- Students will create paper cranes for the Nonviolence event that Mrs. Henry is coordinating.