I hope that you all had an awesome Weekend!!
Just a reminder that Mass this week is on Wednesday, October 8th at 1 PM.
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 able to describe the parts of the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism. They will be able to highlight the importance of water in the Sacrament of Baptism. The students will explore the symbols that are used during the Sacrament of Baptism. Our test this week will be on Friday!
Math- We will be dividing 3- and 4- digit dividends by 1-digit divisors which will result in 3-digit quotients with and without remainders. The students were very proud of their dividing capabilities today!! We will also be using long division to divide larger numbers by 1-digit divisors. Later this week, we will be dividing by 1-digit divisors to obtain quotients with one or more zeros. The students will learn how to divide using short division.
IXL Math-The students can work on Level G sections H.1 through H.6 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, we are reviewing for our Solar System Test 2, on October 7th. Then, we will begin our new unit on Matter. We will begin by identifying the elements that make up matter and then identifying and interpreting information on the Periodic Table of Elements. We will classify elements as metalsl, non-metals or metalloids and describe the properties of elements. Finally, we will be describing the structure of an atom.
Science Lab- This week we did a lab called Discrepancies. I did two short demonstrations one had to do with Newton's Law “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” Then, I asked the class to tell me what happens when sand gets wet and then I used sand that is hydrophobic to see if their predictions were correct. Don't Forget to ask your children what happened? Then we filled a glass of water to the brim and the students had to hypothesize how many paper clips it would take to over flow the cup. Unfortunately, everyone had a false hypothesis!
Social Studies- This week the students will analyze the effects of the Northwest environment on Tlinglet culture. The students will learn to evaluate the technology, art and social ceremonies of the Tlinglet. We will begin reviewing for our Social Studies Test, next Tuesday. Information on a Timeline project will be coming home this week.
Reading-We will be reading and taking the EOS (End of Selection) Test on, “Folktales from Asia” on Wednesday, October 8th. Please make sure that your child spends some extra time reading over the story and identifying the vocabulary presented in the story. We will begin reading “Iditarod Dream”, which is a nonfiction story on Thursday! 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 to review plural endings. They will have one oddball, clothes. The students in the Pink Group will be sorting their words based on Long -I 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 are three oddballs, machine, forgive, and favorite. The students in the Blue Group will be sorting their words based on Multiple Alternations. This sort does not have headers, instead it will be sorted into base word family groups. Test on Friday.
This week in Vocabulary we will be working on reviewing Units 1-6. Please visit the website and use 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 Irregular Plural Nouns, Possessive nouns and Appositives.
Physical Education/Health- We continue our Volleyball Unit with playing lead up games and a real game of Volleyball. Let the games begin! We will review the rules and regulations of Volleyball, as well as the history of the game. We continue to work on the skills of setting, serving, forearm bump and rotation in relation to the game of Volleyball.
Music- Students will work with boom-wackers using solfege and note names. They will create harmonies with the instruments.
Spanish- This week we will continue on working on the Spanish vowels and the sign of the cross. We will work on introducing ourselves to someone in Spanish. 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.
Art- This week, we’ll begin our unit on architecture! Students will create sketches of city scenes and architecture as practice for their final watercolor painting.