I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!
Thursday, we will be having Mass at 10 AM with Father Brian.
May's Book Report is due on Friday, May 30th!
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. Please fill out and return your lock-in permission slips. They are due tomorrow.
Fun Day is next Friday, June 6th.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be able to understand that good friendships help us to live as disciples of Christ. The students will be able to discuss vocations for different people. The students will be preparing for Chapter 23. Then the students will be learning about the Sacrament of Matrimony. The students will be exploring the meaning and celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony. The students will be able to explain that the marriage covenant is built on Christ's love for the Church.
Math- This week the students will be exploring translations (such as a slide, flip and turn) and tesselations. They will be determining which polygons can tesselate. Then the students will be preparing for their Chapter 10 Test. We will begin working on measuring Area and Volume.
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 exploring the oceans. The students will learn how waves move, what causes ocean currents and what causes tides. The students will identify how ocean waves and currents shape the shore and how human activities can change the shore.
Social Studies- The students will be identifying the contributions of notable individuals diuring the Revolutionary period. They will be able to identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Declaration of Independence and summarize the main points of the Declaration of Independence.
Reading- We are reading “What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?”, which is a Biography by Jean Fritz.
Language Arts- Vocabulary-Unit 18
Blue group- will be sorting based on the Greek and Latin Roots (terr, astr/aster, aer, hydra/hydro).
Yellow Group-Will be sorting based on the Long-i and the Long -o Homophones.
Pink Group-Will be sorting based off of the Schwa + r and r-influenced e in Accented Syllables. (For example: er, ear, and ere).
In Grammar, the students will continue learning about quotation marks that are placed around a speakers words. The students will learn to use correct punctuation as well as learn to apply quotation marks to a conversation. The students will also be learning words that are often misspelled. They will learn to distinguish between the spelling and meaning as to not confuse them in the future. The students will write a response to a joke using homophones.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in Beach Ball Volleyball Skill Drills and Beach Ball Volleyball game.
Music- Students will perform their dramatized stories for Camille Saint-Saens’ Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals.
Spanish - The students will learn vocabulary that pertains to things found in a city.
Technology- Students will be typing their Memorial Day Writing Assignment about their Heroes. On Thursday, Fifth Grade will launch their rockets. The students will work on their states and capitals by using an interactive game. The students will work on geometry skills utilizing IXL.
Art- No Art class this week due to Memorial Day.