I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I hope everyone had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week, last week!
Mass will be with Fr. Brian, on Wednesday, February 4th. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform.
School picture Retake day is on Thursday! All students needing a retake need to be in their dress uniform. If you are or have been in a club this year please wear your dress uniform for club photos.
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 investigate how to create tree diagrams to determine the number of possible outcomes. The students will be able to find the probability of independent and dependent events. The students will organize and represent data in frequency tables and find cumulative frequency. The students will demonstrate the ability to find the range, mean, median and mode of a set of data. The students will interpret various types of graphs and review the contexts for which each type is best suited.
IXL Math-The students can work for mastery on Level G sections O.1 through O.12 on IXL. This will help your child to practice dividing fractions by fractions, by whole numbers and by mixed numbers. 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 observing and describing cohesion, surface tension, and adhesion. The students will also be observing and identifying physical changes. The student will identify physical properties of matter. The students will be comparing the viscosity of liquids and conducting an experiment on viscosity.
Science Lab- The students investigated the Cohesion of water on a plastic bag, a piece of aluminum foil and adhesion on a penny. The students were able to hypothesize about how many drops of water from the pipette it would take before the water overflowed off of the penny. Then the students averaged their trials and drew conclusions based on their observations.
Social Studies- The students will be able to explain why and how people colonized and settled in the English colonies. The students will describe the conditions of travel to the colonies. The students will need to distinguish between indentured servants and enslaved captives. The students will compare and contrast the lives of indentured servants and enslaved captives. 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 “The World of William Joyce Scrapbook” a Autobiography by William Joyce, in order to identify the vocabulary from the lesson. The students will be utilizing several skills to help decode the text. The students will then begin reading Satchmo's Blues an Informational Narrative. The students will be able to identify elements of nonfiction and fiction. 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 sounded and silent consonants. The students in the blue group are sorting their words by the prefixes un-, dis-, mis-, and in-. This test will be on Wednesday!
In Vocabulary, the students will be working on Unit 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 using negatives in sentences, identifying three different kinds of Conjunctions and when to apply them to a sentence and prepositions.
Physical Education/Health- Students will participate in conditioning activities, cooperative games and continue their exploration of the heart and circulatory system.
Music- Students will prepare their class song and whole group song for the Grandparent’s 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 writing kind statements on Story Lines through their Edmodo Accounts.
Art-Fifth graders will use their personal artists journals as a warm up activity to brainstorm illustrations for our Catholic Daughters of the America Art Contest. We will then discuss and use these designs as inspiration for final sketches.