I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!
Mass is on Wednesday at 9 AM. Honor Roll and Faith in Action Awards will be given out following mass.
Fifth Grade is in charge of mass next week.
May's Book Report is going to be on a Fantasy Book and it is due on May 30th!
We will be visiting Pamplin Park for our big field trip this year! Details were sent home before break, with your child. The cost for students is $26 this includes the Park as well as the chartered bus. Payments are due by May 12th!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and Happy Mother's Day, on Sunday!!!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will complete the Unit 3 Chapter Review. We will be studying and identifying the Theological Virtues students will also be introduced to the Cardinal Virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance). The students will gain a greater understanding of the eight Beatitudes. We will be working on a special mother's day surprise!
Math- The students will be reviewing for their chapter 9 test on multiplying and dividing decimals. The students will learn about how to measure and classify angles. They will also be introduced to perpendicular lines and intersecting lines. They will play a game of “Miss Grimm says” regarding angles and intersecting lines.
Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises B.1-G.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 learning more about the weather and climate. The students will be able to identify the various weather instruments that are used to predict the weather. The students will be able to explain the difference between a tornado or hurricane watch or warning. They will also understand how clouds form.
Science Lab- The students will be creating their own biodegradable plastic. They will be determining which type of plastic biodegradable or non-biodegradable is better for the environment.learned about the Solar System. Be sure to ask your students about their hypothesis.
Social Studies- Finally the students will analyze the importance of New France's fur trade to traders and trappers. The students will evaluate the conflict over the land that led France and England to fight a war. The students will analyze the events that led up to the end of the French and Indian War. We will be focusing on identifying the main idea and supporting details.
Reading- We are reading “The Fun They Had” which is a scientific fiction written by Isaac Asimov. We will also be starting “Across the Wide Dark Sea which is a Historical Fiction story written by Jean Van Leeuwen.
Language Arts- In Vocabulary, the students will be working on Unit 16.
In Word Study-
Pink Group- Sorting based on words with w or /w/ sound before the vowel
Yellow Group-Sorting based off of the long-A Homophones
Blue Group-Sorting words based on their Greek and Latin Elements Magni, min, poly, equ, and omni.
In Grammar, the students will be able to write abbreviations for days, months, names, addresses and businesses. They will be able to correct errors in abbreviations and write messages using abbreviations. They will also be able to write titles of books, magazines, newspapers, short stories, book chapters, articles, songs and poems correctly. Finally they will be able to correct errors in the capitalization and treatment of titles. We are also using our Total Participation Techniques on the IXL Language Arts Website in class.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in: Fitness Testing Students will be actively engaged in Corn Hole Games and Croquet Games.
Music- Students will finish creating their stories using the words to describe Camille Saint-Saens’ Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals. Students will also dramatize their stories and add musical instruments.
Spanish - We will write and read animal words, recognize and recite likes and Dislikes (Me gusta or No me gusta) and listen to the song De colores:
Technology- Students will be creating rockets and utilizing NASA's website to determine what size wings and cones will be needed for their rocket.
Art- Students will continue painting in the folk art style of Grandma Moses and Warren Kimble. After completing our background painting, we will practice drawing our houses and barns and painting scenic details such as trees and fences.