I hope that you all had an awesome long Weekend and that you enjoyed your Columbus Day!
Just a reminder that Mass this week is on Wednesday, October 15th at 10 AM.
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Today, I have published all of the students grades on SchoolSpeak. You will be able to check your child's progress weekly on Thursday from today through the end of the year. If your child has a missing assignment it goes in the grade book as an “M” for missing, this counts as a zero until it has been completed and turned in.
October is the Month of Mary. If your child has a rosary, please send it to school with them. We will be saying a decade of the rosary each morning. If they do not have a rosary I will provide them with one to use in class. Thanks so much!!
Please do not forget that the students are required to read and do IXL for 10 minutes a night 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 introduced to the church's liturgical year. They will be able to identify the different colors for the seasons and ways to identify what season it is when in a church. They will also learn that throughout the liturgical year we will learn about the whole life of Christ. We will be discussing the season of Ordinary time and what the word ordinary means. The students will learn what it means to venerate or show devotion to Mary. They will also be able to identify the solemnities that we celebrate in the United States. We will begin discussing All Saints Day!
Math- The students will be estimating quotients using compatible numbers. They will be learning how to divide using divisors from 11 through 19. Then we will be working on dividing 3- and 4- digit dividends by 2-digit divisors. Finally, we will be sliding into dividing larder dividends by 2-digit divisors.
IXL Math-The students can work on Level G sections H.7 through H.15 on IXL. This will help your children to practice their division. Please remind your child to record their information on their Math Logs because their IXL time counts as a quiz grade.
Science-This week, in Nancy Larson Science, the students will be able to describe the structure of an atom. Identify valence electrons and use a diagram to represent atoms of elements. They will also be working on describing compounds, identifying organic or inorganic compounds and identifying elements in a chemical formula.
Science Lab- No Science Lab this week due to Columbus Day!
Social Studies- The students will learn about how to be a good citizen by preserving traditions. They will also be able to make connections about how the Native Americans preserved their traditions. We will be reviewing for our Social Studies Test, Friday. I am so excited to see the Time lines. They are due on Thursday, October 16th!!!
Reading-We will be reading and taking the EOS (End of Selection) Test on, “Iditarod Dream”, which is a nonfiction story on Thursday, October 15th. 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 unusual plurals. They will have two words that fall in the no change category, sheep and deer. The students in the Pink Group will be sorting their words based on Long -O Patterns in Accented Syllables. They will be listening to the words and determining if the long -a is in the 1st or 2nd syllable. There is one oddball, Europe. The students in the Blue Group will be sorting their words based on Greek and Latin Number Prefixes. Mono-, Uni-, Bi-, and Tri- Test on Friday.
This week in Vocabulary we will not be working on Grammar it will continue next 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. There is not a test this week!
In Grammar, the students will be learning about Appositives and reviewing for the Unit 2 test next week.
Physical Education/Health- We investigate “Bullying”. October is Anti-Bullying month. We being to explore the game of hockey.
Music- Students will learn more notation and work together in groups to solve music math problems.
Spanish- This week we will on work on the Spanish alphabet. We will create a collage with pictures showing the beginning of the letters. The sign of the cross. Have a wonderful week!!!
Technology- This week we will be practicing using home row when typing our scripts for the Space Mission Newscast and we will begin recording our Newscasts. We will also be completing a Moon Webquest, working on IXL and completing a Learning Inventory.
Art- No class this week. Happy Columbus Day!