I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
Mass will be with Fr. Brian, on Wednesday, February 11th. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform.
Friday, February 13th, we are celebrating Valentine's Day and Grandparent's Day! Please have your child make a valentine for each student in fifth grade and one for their Pre-K4 Buddy. We will celebrate Valentine's Day in the classroom before the Grandparent's Day celebration. A list of names came home on Friday. Students will be able to leave on Friday with their Grandparents. Please have them wait until after the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony as fifth grade has been invited to observe since next year they will be eligible to participate if they meet all requirements.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 16th due to President's Day! Enjoy your long weekend!
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 be evaluated on Penance and Reconciliation Chapter 16 Tomorrow. The students will identify that healing was an important part of Jesus' ministry and gain an understanding of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The students will be able to explain that Jesus gave the Apostles the power to heal others in his name. They will also be able to pray for those who need comfort and sick.
Math- The students will read, interpret and create various types of graphs ( Line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs and pictographs) and review the contexts for which each type is best suited. T he students will also use a variety of strategies to solve word problems involving probability and statistics. The students will be evaluated on Chapter 7 next week.
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 comparing the viscosity of liquids and conducting an experiment on viscosity. The students will also be preparing for their next Nancy Larson Test which will be on Thursday.
Science Lab- The students investigated the viscosity of liquids and conducting an experiment on viscosity. They were able to determine if the temperature affected the viscosity of honey. The students had three different samples of the same type of honey, one was at room temperature, one was warm and one was ice cold and the students had to test how quickly it flowed. The students will be creating a graph tomorrow after they determine the average time it took it to flow out of the container.
Social Studies- The students will analyze the locations of colonial cities and explain the geographical features that influences where people settles. The students will describe the contributions of Benjamin Franklin. Then they will compare and contrast two port cities.
Reading- The students will be evaluated on the story “Satchmo's Blues,” an Informational Narrative by Alan Schroeder, in order to identify the vocabulary and to check their comprehension from the lesson. 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 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 re-, ex-, in-, and de-. The students in the blue group are sorting their words by the prefixes pre-, fore-, post-, and after-. This test will be on Wednesday!
In Vocabulary, the students will be working on a cumulative review of Units 13-15 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 three different kinds of Conjunctions and when to apply them to a sentence and prepositions, what they are and how they are used.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in conditioning activities, cooperative games and continue their exploration of the heart and circulatory system.
Music- No class due to the Grandparents’ Day Celebration.
Spanish- This week students will continue to understand and explore Spanish colors. They will describe their clothes as well as their classmates clothes.
Technology- The students will be typing their poems and essays for the Catholic Daughters of America Poetry and Essay contest. When the students are finished they will be writing kind statements on Story Lines through their Edmodo Accounts and they will work on math learning games.
Art-Today in fifth Grade, we’ll complete our Art Contest project. Students will finalize their illustrations and paintings in preparation for submission, and will discuss and explore how Fine Art ties in with Religion.