I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!
Mass is on Wednesday, May 20th. Please join us if you are available. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform.
Our Field Trip is this Thursday, May 21st to Jamestown!
Fun Day is May 29th! I will be looking for volunteers to man the fifth grade booth. Please check SchoolSpeak and sign-up for a time slot. Thanks in advance!
Scantron Testing will be from May 11th-21st.
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 able to describe the ways that bishops, priests and deacons serve the church. The students will be able to identify the main parts of the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The students will be reviewing the information covered in Chapter 24 for their test tomorrow. The students will seek ways to grow in unity and holiness and understand that the Church is one and holy.
Math- The students will be able to name the time zone of a given city using a time zone map. The students will also be able to find the time, given the time zone or city. The students will be able to add or subtract customary units of measure and units of time. The students will be able to solve multistep word problems and use various strategies to solve word problems involving measurement. The students will check their progress with the objectives presented in Lessons 1-9.
They can work for mastery on Level G sections W.1 – W.6 and X.1-X.7 on IXL. This will help your child to practice geometry. 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 describe some structures that make up the reproductive systems if flowering plants. The students will describe structures that are found in a simple system such as a sprouting seed. They will be able to describe life cycles of plants. They will compare the adaptive characteristics of species that improve their ability to survive or reproduce in an ecosystem.
Science Lab- The students will be completing a science lab where they will be testing different types of light and comparing them on the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Social Studies- The students will analyze the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Philadelphia, Saratoga, and Fort Vincennes. The students will examine the hardships suffered at Valley Forge. The students will identify the effects on the Patriots of victories, defeats, patriotic songs and traitors. The students will identify cause and effect of the Revolutionary War battles.
Reading- The students will be reading the Nonfiction story, “Lewis and Clark,” by R. Conrad Stein. The students will be able to identify elements of a Nonfiction story. The students will take their EOS Test Wednesday. 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 adjective suffixes -ful, -ous, and -ious. The students in the yellow group are sorting their words by Vowel Alternation, Long to Short, Long to Schwa, Short to Schwa. This test will be on Friday!
In Vocabulary, the students will complete their test final mastery test on Wednesday. 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 Parts of a Letter, Quotations, and Words that are often misspelled. Please encourage your child to utilize the activities on the Sadlier Grammar website.
Physical Education/Health- Students will be participating cooperative relays and games. Students will work on concepts of speed, levels, direction and teamwork.well as learning to identify different types of exercise and it's relationship to keeping their bodies healthy. Cooperative play will be reinforced as opposed to competition. We continue our exploration of recreational games.
Music- Students will identify and demonstrate playing rhythmic notation.
Spanish-Students will continue to explore days of the week and months of the year.
Technology- The students will be working on building rockets that they will test using NASA software and then launch.
Art- Today in Fifth Grade Art, students will glaze their clay castles and assemble their cumulative art portfolios.