I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!
Monday is our field trip to Pamplin Park!
Tuesday, we will be dismissing at noon.
Wednesday, we will be having Mass at 10 AM with Father Ken.
May's Book Report is going to be on a Fantasy Book and it is due on Friday, May 30th!
Next Friday, May 30th, the Fifth grade have been invited to the Beach Party sponsored by SAC. It will begin at 3PM and end at 6:15 PM. The cost is $5 and your favorite snack to share.
Later that evening, is the 5th grade's Lock-in. Information will be included in the Thursday folders.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be able to explain that we are called to Jesus' disciples. They will be able to explore some ways to serve God and the Church. Finally, we will be able to thank God for the example of women and men in religious life and to describe the religious life as a service to God and neighbor.
Math- This week the students will be exploring circles. They will be learning how to use a compass and find the Circumference of a circle. The students will learn that the Circumference is about equal to three times the diameter. We will also be exploring lines of symmetry and identifying many objects that have various lines of symmetry.
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises B.1-B.33 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 reviewing weather and climate information for their test on Friday.
Science Lab- The students will be presented with an empty jar. Then the students will hypothesize what they think is in the jar, once it has been filled up. The students will then learn that there is an item in the jar submersed by vegetable oil. The density of the vegetable oil prevents the glass beaker from being seen. This Lab demonstration is called the disappearing beaker.
Social Studies- The students will be learning about the causes and effects of the American Revolution, especially, the Boston Tea Party and the Intolerable Acts. The students will also be exposed to political cartoons and how to interpret them. The students will then learn about the American Revolution.
Reading- We are reading the play “Name that American” which was written by Hannah Reinmuth.
Language Arts- Vocabulary-none this week
Word Study- None this week. However, the students will be given their words on Friday for next week.
In Grammar, the students will continue using commas to separate words in a series, correct the use of commas in a series and combine sentences by putting words or phrases in a series. The students will also use commas with introductory words, interjections, direct address, and introductory prepositional phrases, correct errors in the use of commas and write sentences using introductory words, interjections, direct address, introductory prepositional phrases and tag questions. We are also using our Total Participation Techniques on the IXL Language Arts Website in class.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in: Beach Ball Volleyball Skill Drills and Beach Ball Volleyball game.
Music- Students will continue to plan and prepare to dramatize their stories for Camille Saint-Saens’ Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals.
Spanish - The students will continue with the theme about “La naturaleza” (Nature) and write sentences.
Technology- Students will be creating rockets and utilizing NASA's website to determine what size wings and cones will be needed for their rocket. The students will work on geometry skills utilizing IXL.
Art- No Art class this week due to Field Trip.