I hope that you all had an awesome weekend.
There is no school for the students tomorrow for Veteran's Day.
Just a reminder that there is Mass on Wednesday this week.
Thanks for all of the awesome Saints costumes! I have posted the photos on my website so please take a few minutes and check them out!
Later this month, I will be looking for several items for projects that we will be working on for Pow-Wow. I will create a signup sheet for these items on SchoolSpeak. All students in fifth grade will need to send in a plain white t-shirt for Pow-wow that we will tie-dye, cut and bead. Please make sure that the t-shirt is one size larger than needed as they sometimes shrink in the wash. More information about Pow-wow will come out as is gets closer.
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 recognize Jesus' presence in the Eucharist. The students will be able to rejoice in Jesus' presence in the Eucharist by being reminded how Jesus strengthens us in the Eucharist. The students will be preparing for their Chapter 10 test next Tuesday on the Sacrament of Eucharist.
Math- The students will be learning about the LCM and the LCD. The students will list the common multiples and find the least common multiple of a set of numbers and using a similar process they will find the least common denominator of a set of fractions. They will learn to read, write and graph mixed numbers as well as round mixed numbers to the nearest whole number. They will also be able to identify improper fractions and rename them as a whole or mixed number. Then they will being comparing and ordering fractions and mixed numbers. We will have a test on Chapter 4 towards the end of next week.
IXL Math-The students can work on Level G sections L.1 through L.9 on IXL. This will help your children to practice number theory. 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, we will be learning about the different kinds of cells, the organelles in plants and animal cells as well as learning about cell transport. We will then learn hows cells make tissue, and tissue makes organs and organs lead to the body systems. We will then begin learning about the different systems in the body. The students have started to learn how to outline in order to take notes.
Science Lab- Today, we tested the age old question of who's better, girls or boys? The students used the scientific methods to determine which gender is better at two different skills. Don't forget to ask your child what the experiments were and who was better!
Social Studies- The students will analyze different points of view about various topics. They will be able to explain the reasons for Cortes's interest in the Aztec empire. The students will also describe the events that led to the fall of the Aztec Empire. They will summarize the results of Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire. We will also begin Pow-wow preparations by creating a Native American Tale.
Reading-We will be reading and taking the EOS (End of Selection) Test on, “Everglades”, which is an Informational Text by Jean Craighead George on Thursday, November 13th. Please make sure that your child spends some extra time reading over the story and identifying the vocabulary presented in the story. The students are doing a great job during D.E.A.R. Time. 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 will be sorting their words based off of Long -a patterns in accented syllables; 1st or 2nd syllables and there are two words in the oddball category (chocolate and again). The students in the Pink Group will be sorting their words based on the Ambiguous vowels in Accented Syllables (AU, AW and AL). They will have two oddballs laughed and all right. The students in the Blue Group will be sorting their words based on Latin Roots DIC-, AUD- and VIS-. Word Study Test on Friday.
This week in Vocabulary we will be working on Units 1-9! They will have a test on all units 1-9 on Friday. 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. There is not a test this week!
In Grammar, the students will be learning about verb phrases: main verbs and helping verbs and progressive forms of verbs.
Physical Education/Health- We explore the game of Hockey learning rules, terms associated with the game. Lead up activities and safety are also investigated this week.
Music- Students will begin learning the group pow-wow song.
Spanish- This week we will continue working on the Numbers to tell the day’s date and how old we are, and other festivities. Have a wonderful week!!!
Technology- This week we will be making explorer trading cards. The students will choose one explorer and create a trading card with information that they have researched in class. We will view our Space Mission Newscasts later on this week. We will also be working on IXL.
Art- This week, Fifth Graders will be introduced to basic elements of figure drawing. We will use sketching techniques, discuss proportions, and use mannequins as a visual reference.