I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!!
Mass is on Wednesday, May 25th and fifth grade is in charge of it. Please join us if you are available. Please have your child wear his or her dress uniform.
This Friday, May 29th is FUN DAY!!!! 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!
Please check SchoolSpeak for other information about Fun Day.
Don't forget to return or send in payment for Spring Pictures.
Yearbooks are on sale in the office for $25 each.
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 seek ways to grow in unity and holiness and understand that the Church is one and holy. The students will understand what it means to be catholic and apostolic in the Catholic Church. The students will identify that we need to appreciate and respect all people no matter what faith they belong to. The students will choose one way that we can work for peace and justice and explain why it is important. The students will prepare for their Chapter 26 Test on Friday. The students will identify what it means to Honor Mary and complete a Unit 4 Test on Monday.
Math-The students will be able to review the standard metric units meter (m), liter (l), and gram (g) and the measuring tools associated with each. They will also rename the metric units. The students will relate and choose appropriate units of length to measure to the nearest millimeter, centimeter, and decimeter. The students will be able to relate and choose the appropriate metric units of capacity and rename and compare them. The students will be able to relate and choose the appropriate units of mass and rename and compare them. The students will be able to find the area of a plane figure by counting square units and using a grid to estimate the area of a plane figure as well. The students will be able to use formulas to find the areas of rectangles and squares, parallelograms using its related rectangle and the area of a triangle. They will be able to identify solid figures.
They can work for mastery on Level G sections W.7 – W.18 and B.18-B.25 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 compare the adaptive characteristics of species that improve their ability to survive or reproduce in an ecosystem. They will review the chapter concepts and prepare for their Unit A Chapter 4 Test Wednesday. The students will begin learning about the layers of the earth and they will be able to identify each as well as what they are made of.
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 causes and effects of the Battle of Yorktown. The students will summarize the results of the Treaty of Paris. The students will discuss the effect of the Patriot victory on the Loyalists and the Native American groups. The students will identify the sequence of events that led to the end of the American Revolution. The students will interpret historical maps by reading map scales and key symbols as well as analyzing information by comparing and contrasting a large-scale and small scale msp of the same region. The students will analyze the effect of the articles of Confederation on relations between states. They will identify why
Reading-The students will be reading the Expository Nonfiction story, “Black Frontiers,” by Lillian Schlissel. The students will be able to identify the elements of an Expository Nonfiction story. The students will take their EOS Test Friday. 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-In Grammar, the students will be learning about Quotations, Words that are often misspelled and words often confused. Grammar Unit 6 Test will be on Thursday, May 28th. 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 and music terminology.
Spanish-Students will continue to explore the Hispanic culture through dance and songs.
Technology- The students will be working on building rockets that they will test using NASA software and then launch.
Art- No Art Class this week due to Memorial Day.