I hope that you enjoyed your four day weekend! Happy Belated Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Today, the fifth grade students were very lucky to have Mrs. Brita Hampton from the Jefferson Lab (my teacher) come into our classroom. She is a fabulous teacher filled with a lot of energy! She talked to our class about what scientist do and the Jefferson Lab. Then she had the students work on a lab called “Design and Engineering: How many dice can an aluminum foil boat float?”. They all did an excellent job and one group was even able to float 18 dice!!! Make sure that you ask them about their lab and the prize that she brought for each of them.
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will not be having Mass Tomorrow at 10 AM.
The students' Catholic Schools Week-Coat of Arms Project is due on Thursday, January 23rd!!! All of the information is available on Schoolspeak!!!
Next Week is Catholic Schools Week!!!
Monday is Family Heritage Potluck Dinner 5:30-7:15 P.M.
Tuesday is Student Appreciation Day!
Wednesday is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day!
Thursday is PCRS Family Appreciation Day!
Friday is PCRS Spirit Day!!
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 renaming mixed numbers, estimating sums and differences of mixed numbers. Then the students will be reviewing for their Chapter 5 Test that will be on Wednesday, next week. 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 about how organisms compete for and share resources. They will learn about how organisms can use the same resource at the same time in a tree habitat. They will learn about symbiosis, instincts and learned behaviors in animals and how they help them to survive.
Science Lab- We did not have Science Lab today due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Social Studies-We will be starting a new chapter this week about the Northwest Passage, Jamestown and Roanoke, as well as Plymouth Colony.
Reading-We are reading “The Case of the Flying Saucer People” which is a mystery written by Seymour Simon. The students will be taking a Test on this story on Monday.
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 9. Please encourage your child to visit website for activities to strengthen their vocabulary skills.
In Grammar, the students will be reviewing verbs and beginning to learn about adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions. They will be identifying the adjectives that describe the nouns in a variety of sentences.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in conditioning activities, cooperative games and continue their exploration of the heart and circulatory system. We will also continue our investigation into the Winter Olympic Games!
Music- Students will explore and create music as an aural art.
Spanish- The students will about definite articles and how each article must agree with the gender of the noun it modifies.
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 help set up a display for Catholic Schools Week, possibly even featuring their very own clay castles.