I hope that you all had an awesome Weekend!!
Just a reminder that Mass this week is on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 AM.
The students in 5th grade will be working on a research project in class and at home this week. It is due on Friday!
Progress Reports will be sent out on SchoolSpeak this week!
Please do not forget that the students are required to read and do IXL for 10 minutes a night. Please assist me in helping your child become a lifelong reader.
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be able to explain that Baptism is the foundation of Christian life. They will be examining the gifts God gives us at Baptism. They will be creating their own word search and they will be able to let a classmate solve it. The students will identify that Catholics are a priestly, prophetic and royal people. The students will identify that our Baptism gives us hope of eternal life.
Math- We will be estimating products of whole numbers and money amounts. The students will learn how to estimate using a process called clustering. The students will learn how to multiply with zeros in the multiplicand and multiplier, multiply a whole number by a 2-digit and 3-digit multiplier.
IXL Math-The students can work on Level G sections F.1 through F.20 on IXL. This will help your children to practice their multiplication.
Science- This week in Nancy Larson Science we are learning about asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, dwarf planets, and comets. They will be able to describe the two motions of Earth, identify the cause of day and night on Earth and identify why the Sun, Moon and stars appear to move across the sky.
Science Lab- This week we did an observation lab about what a can of soda would feel like on each planet, the moon and the dwarf planet, Pluto. Ask your child on which planet would the soda weigh the most? the least?
Social Studies- The students will be determining the influences of the environment and natural resources on Native Americans who lived in the Eastern Woodlands. They will be identifying the main features of the Hodenosaunee culture. They will also be able to describe the goals and organization of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Reading- We will be reading and taking the EOS (End of Selection) Test on, “Elena” on Tuesday, September 23rd. 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 “r Forget You, Roberto Clemente”, on Wednesday!
Language Arts- Word Study- The students in the Yellow Group will be sorting their words based on Syllable juncture in the VCV and VCCV patterns more specifically VCV, VCCV doublet, VCCV different, and oddball patterns. They will have two words that are oddballs, which are only and water. The students in the Pink Group will be sorting their words based on Open and Closed Syllables and Inflected Endings using VCV, VCCV, and VVCV patterns. The students in the Blue Group will be sorting their words based on Vowel Alternation, Long, Short and Schwa. Schwa definition-a vowel that has the sound of the first and last vowels of the English word America. Test on Friday.
This week in Vocabulary we will be working on Unit 5. 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. Test on Friday.
In Grammar, the students will be learning about Correcting Sentence Fragments and reviewing for our Unit 1 Test, Thursday!
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 identify on the staff and demonstrate playing notes B-A-G on the recorder. Students will also demonstrate playing quarter note and quarter rest rhythms.
Spanish- This week we will work on saying and writing the numbers from 1-50,do Math problems, 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 researching Space Missions to help prepare us for our project that is due on Friday!
Art- We had a fun time with our self-portrait project - they came out great! This week, we’ll paint the background with watercolors and finish up any remaining details.