I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.
Thank you so much for coming in for conferences yesterday. It was so nice being able to sit down with each of you and talk about your wonderful children.
It's November, and that means that it is time to begin preparing for our Pow-wow. I will be posting a sign up sheet on SchoolSpeak later on this week that will list of several items that I will need for our Pow-wow which is coming up later on this month.
Each student will need a Plain white T-shirt that we will Tie-Dye and use to create our Native American clothing, our buffalo skins. If you have a plain white T-shirt please make sure that it is at least one size larger than what your child normally wears as the shirts will shrink.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be learning about the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. The students will also learn that Pentecost Sunday is considered the Church's birthday. The students will be able to explain what happened on Pentecost and what stemmed from it.
Math- We will be learning about teens as divisors, two digit divisors and dividing larger numbers. We are also continuing to take our one minute multiplication quizzes. Please remind your student to practice on IXL- Level G exercises H.3, H.4, H.10 and H.11 are all excellent choices for practice this week.
Science-The students will be preparing for their Chapter 3 Test on Tuesday. The Quizlet website has the Vocabulary words ready for the students to use them to study. The website is http://quizlet.com/_hrsn8.
Social Studies-We will be learning more about the Silk Road and how Trade expanded across the continents. The students will learn how Prince Henry of Portugal aided navigation with bringing together shipbuilders, mapmakers, scientists and ship captains to create a caravel. The students will also be introduced to two important Portuguese explorers, Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco de Gama.
Reading-We will continue reading “Woodsong” which is a Personal Narrative written by Gary Paulsen about a sled dog named Storm who would play tricks on Gary Paulsen, the author. The students are really enjoying this story. The November Book Report will be on a Fantasy book. Information on the details of the book report will be coming home soon.
Language Arts-The students will not be having Word Study this week because it is such a short week.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about verbs. The students will be able to identify action verbs, direct objects and the present tense of verbs. We are continuing to work on the Ideas Trait, by developing strong ideas for our writing. The students are really writing some interesting stories while focusing on developing their ideas for their writing.
Physical Education/Health- We continue to explore Volleyball skills utilizing beach balls for learning activities. We focus on serving, bumping and volleying. We will learn about game activity by playing lead up games for Volleyball. We investigate the rules and regulations for Volleyball game. We continue to investigate “rotation” on the court.
Music-Students will be learning songs for the Christmas program and continue practice on the recorder.
Spanish- Students will not have class this week due to conferences.
Technology- The students will be creating a “Prezi” on the Seven Sacraments. When the students are finished creating their “Prezi” they will present them to the class.
Art- Students will not have class this week due to conferences. Drawing assignments from last week should be turned in to Miss Grimm on Wednesday.