I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!
Everyone who was involved in the School Play “Once Upon A Twist”, did an excellent job! Way to go everyone!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Tomorrow!!
Mass is on Wednesday, March 18th at 10 AM, with Fr. Brian. Please join us if you are available. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform.
Friday, we will be having the Stations of the Cross at 2:15pm.
The Children's Auction will be on Friday, March 20th. Tickets are $0.25 each. The students will be able to bid on items by placing a ticket in a cup.
March 24th is a half day of school.
The end of the quarter has been moved until March 25th and Report Cards will be sent out on April 1st.
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 identify the special feast days in the church that are related to Mary. The students will practice saying the rosary as a class and discuss the Joyful Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, Glorious Mysteries, and The Mysteries of Light. The students will review the chapter ideas that are key to growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ and prepare for their Chapter 19 Test. The students will learn about the season of Lent, the Triduum, and how we prepare for Easter. We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross together on Friday.
Math- The students will identify word problems that involve more than on step. The students will review Chapter 8 skills to prepare for their test on thursday. The students will multiply decimals by 10, 100, and 1000 and by multiples of 10 and 100.
IXL Math-The students can work for mastery on Level G sections C.1 - C.12 and E.1 - E.8 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 the volume of liquids and solids. The students will be measuring the volume of a rectangular solid. The students will be describing density. The students will also be comparing the density of different metals. The students will be comparing the density of solids and liquids.
Science Lab- The students have been practicing measuring the Volume and Mass of various items. Today the students used this information to determine the Density of those items. The students will be conducting a lab where they will be determining the Density of various wooden cubes.
Social Studies- They will also analyze information by summarizing the important elements in a history passage. The students will be able to explain and analyze why American colonists began to develop their own governments and the structures of colonial government. The students will review the summarizing skill and information from Chapter 7 to prepare for their test on Friday.
Reading- The students will be reading the story, “Little by Little,” an Autobiography, by Jean Little. The students will be able to identify elements of an Autobiography. 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 blue group are sorting their words by noun suffixes -er, -or, -ian, -ist. The students in the yellow group are sorting their words by comparative suffixes -er, -est, -ier and -iest. This test will be on Friday!
In Vocabulary, the students will not have a new unit in Vocabulary 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 learning about Pronouns. They will learn about and determine when and how to apply subject pronouns as well as about pronoun's antecedent and object pronouns. Please encourage your child to utilize the activities on the Sadlier Grammar website.
Physical Education/Health- Games which involve cooperation, problem solving and teamwork will challenge our learner s this week. Students will investigate Puberty and the Changes of Life associated with this exciting growth experience.
Music- Students will review previous knowledge of the recorder by playing Recorder Baseball.
Spanish- This week students will complete the drawing of the human body.
Technology- The students will complete their research for their element boxes that they will be creating from an empty tissue box. The students will decorate and create their element boxes in class and then present them to their class.
Art- Fifth Graders Colonial paintings are coming along beautifully! After successfully adding textural highlights and shadows to the foreground, students added branches and leaves to their trees with a natural sea sponge.
Students this week will enhance their background with clouds using sponge painting techniques and use colored pencils to add architectural details to their houses.