I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Tomorrow, March 11th, is a half day, 12 noon dismissal!
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that Mass will be on Wednesday at 10 AM, with Fr. Ken. Please wear your church uniforms.
April's Book Report is a Biography! Information will be coming home on Thursday!
Science Exhibit- I sent home information about the Science Fair in last weeks Thursday Folders. Please pay close attention to the due dates.
***Science Proposal is due on March 11th
***Science Project is Due on March 18th
***Science Exhibit is on the evening of March 19th
PCRS Scholastic Book Fair begins next week!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students are continuing to learn about the Sacraments of Healing. The students will explore the steps of an examination of conscience. They will learn about the four major parts of the sacrament of Reconciliation. The students will learn that there are two ways to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The students will learn about the importance of the Act of Contrition prayer.
Math- We are learning about probability. The students are working very hard while learning about tree diagrams that are made up of independent events and dependent events. Next we will be exploring the different types of graphs and they will be able to determine which type of graph would be best for certain results..
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises Y.1-Y.7 and S.1-S.15 e 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 how human activity changes an ecosystem and where pollution comes from and how it affects ecosystems. The students will also be learning about the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), what landfills are, and how to recycle or reuse resources.
Science Lab- We will be Science Lab,
Social Studies- We will be learning about the Southern Colonies. The students will learn when, where and why different people colonized and settled into the Southern Colonies. They will compare and contrast the colonies founded in Maryland, the Carolinas and Georgia. They will also be analyzing the relationships between the Southern colonies and their neighbors.
Reading- We are reading “Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina” which is a Biography written by Charnan Simon The students will be taking a Test on this story on Thursday. The students participated in a learning activity called Professor Know-It-All, where the class was able to work in groups to solve questions about the story. This game will help to build reading comprehension!
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 13. Please encourage your child to visit website for activities to strengthen their vocabulary skills.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about prepositional phrases and later on in the week we will be reviewing adjectives, adverbs, negatives and conjunctions.
Physical Education/Health- We will continue learning strategies and skills involved with the games of Kickball and Whiffle Ball.
Music- We will practice and perform Songs 1 and 2 of compositions. Begin composing songs 3 and 4.
Spanish - Along with learning “En el banco" (at the bank), the students will discuss differences and similarities in regards to money use and exchange in some Spanish- speaking countries when compared to the U.S.
Technology- This week in Technology, the students will be working on data graphing and blogging. Then the students will continue working on IXL, Videotaping their commercials in the broadcasting studio and the webquest on the Moon or President's research.
Art- Students will be introduced to NASA Langley Research Center’s Art Contest “The Future Is Now”.