I hope everyone had a fantastic long snow week off and a wonderful weekend!
Tomorrow, February 24 th will be a full day of school. Please make sure your child has his or her lunch with him or her.
Science Fair Projects are due on Tuesday, February 24 th .
Fifth grade is in charge of Mass this week with Fr. Oscar, on Wednesday, February 25 th at 9 AM. Please join us if you are available. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform. The students in grades 2-8 will be receiving Reconciliation if they have received their first Reconciliation at 10 AM.
Please join us for the Annual School-wide Science Fair on February 25 th from 6-7 PM.The students will not have any written homework on Wednesday night. However, they will have a Math and Reading test on Thursday. Please feel free to take home the science fair projects when you leave after the Science Fair. The Book Fair will be open until 8 PM.
Math-A-Thon donations are due on Friday, February 27 th . Thanks for all your hard work. The students in fifth grade were very excited to be able to help Saint Jude's Hosptial.
The BOOK FAIR is here this week! Please stop in and check out the wonderful selections included in this year's Book Fair!
Friday, we will be having the Stations of the Cross at 8:10 AM in the gym.
Please do not forget that the students are required to read 10 minutes a night and do IXL for 30 minutes for the week and record it on their Logs. It counts as a quiz grade. Please assist me in helping your child become a lifelong reader. These logs are do every Monday for a quiz grade.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will explore the meaning of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. They will learn to encourage people who are sick or aged to receive the Anointing of the Sick. The students will describe the Church's celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The students will reflect on the power and presence of God in the celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The students will be evaluated on Penance and Reconciliation Chapter 18 next week.
Math- The students will read, interpret and create various types of graphs (stem and leaf plots and circle graphs) and review the contexts for which each type is best suited. The students will also use a variety of strategies to solve word problems involving probability and statistics. The students will be evaluated on Chapter 7 on Thursday.
IXL Math-The students can work for mastery on Level G sections S.1 through S.12 or Y.1 through Y.7 on IXL. This will help your child to practice data and statistics in graphs or through probability. Please remind your child to record their information on their Math Logs because their IXL time counts as a quiz grade. The students will only be required 30 minutes on IXL.
Science- This week the students will be Measuring temperature and measuring the mass of solids and liquids. The students will identify the three different scales used to measure temperature. The students will be measuring the volume of liquids and solids. The students will be measuring the volume of a rectangular solid.
Science Lab- The students investigated how to read a thermometer by measuring room temperature and the temperature of a cup of water from a faucet and a cup of water with ice cubes and the temperature at the end of the day.
Social Studies- The students will evaluate the effect of the slave codes on the lives of African captives. The students will analyze how the plantation system affected the development of slavery. The students will use the reading objective “sequence” and sequence the events that led to slavery becoming an accepted practice in the colonies. The students will be able to explain the economic patterns and major industries of colonial America. The students will be able to evaluate the effects of supply and demand on the plantation system.
Reading- The students will be reading the story “Evelyn Cisneros Prima Ballerina” a Biography, by Charnan Simon. The students will able to identify elements of Biography. Please have the students review their vocabulary words for this story. The students will be taking their EOS Test on Thursday. The students will be making predictions in the book “The Westing Game” our class read aloud book. Please remind them to document their minutes for their home D.E.A.R. Time as it counts as a quiz.
Language Arts- Word Study- The students in the yellow group are sorting their words by the prefixes sub-, pro-, com-, and -en. The students in the blue group are sorting their words by the prefixes re-, ex-, de-, and in-. This test will be on Friday!
In Vocabulary, the students will be working on Units 16 this week. If you have not accessed the Grammar or Vocabulary websites, please do so by using the access code located on the second page in their book to create a user log-in so that your child will be able to take advantage of the fun learning games available.
In Grammar, the students will be reviewing subject and verb agreement in paragraphs as well as identifying good topic sentences. They will also be learning about using proper grammar when completing sentences and writing their own sentences. They will be identifying prepositions and prepositional phrases, what they are and how they are used.
Physical Education/Health- Students will be participating cooperative relays. Students will work on concepts of speed, levels, direction and teamwork. Students will discuss and explore how the body, mind and spirit work together to ensure a healthy person. Students will practice rope jumping and upper body challenges to prepare for upcoming testing. Cooperative play will be reinforced as opposed to competition. Student’s will also investigate the "Heart" and ways to care for their bodies, as well as learning to identify different types of exercise and it's relationship to keeping their bodies healthy. We discuss Dental health.
Music- Students will review previous knowledge of the recorder by playing Recorder Baseball.
Spanish- This week students will continue to explore the days of the week.
Technology- The students will be looking and creating their wish list for the Book Fair. The students will begin research for their element boxes that they will be creating from an empty tissue box.
Art- Students will be introduced to the artists Warren Kimble and Grandma Moses. We will have a brief discussion on perspective and look at the composition of landscape paintings by both artists, tying in with Colonial history studies. Students will compose a landscape drawing which we will work on over the next several classes.