I hope that you all had a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend!! Just a reminder that Mass this week is on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:15 AM with Fr. Kevin. Please join us, if you have an opportunity. Next Wednesday's Mass will be the Fifth grades class mass.
Scantron Testing began today. Please remember that the students should get plenty of rest the nights before tests and have a good breakfast in the morning to help them focus on doing their very best.
If you have not sent in your reading log from the Summer, please do so ASAP!
Here are a few highlights of what is happening this week in Fifth Grade...
Religion- The students will be exploring ways to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. They will be learning that we celebrate Christ's Paschal Mystery in the liturgy. The students will be introduced to the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.
Math- We will be learning how to estimate sums and differences using front-end estimation and rounding. They will learn how to add three or more addends, with regrouping. We will also be working on subtracting whole numbers and money amounts with zeros in the minuend. I will be mentioning IXL in class and I will be encouraging the class to use their IXL accounts to reinforce the learning that is taking place in the classroom. To make logging in easier, I changed their IXL passwords to just their library numbers.
Science-This week in Nancy Larson Science we are learning about the life-cycle of stars. The students will be able to describe the life cycle of a star. We will also be reviewing for our first test on Tuesday, September 9th.
Science Lab- No Science Lab this week due to Labor Day.
Social Studies-We will be learning about the early cultures. The students will determine how farming and trade led to the development of early civilizations. We will also be exploring how the Aztec and the Inca built their powerful empires.
Reading-We will be taking an EOS (End of Selection) Test on “Sees Behind Trees”, Tomorrow. 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, “Yang the Third and her impossible Family”, which falls in the genre of Realistic Fiction.
Language Arts-Word Study- The students in the Yellow Group will be sorting their words by adding -ING to words with VC and VCC Patterns. THey will have words that double and add -ING and words that you do nothing to just add -ING. The students in the Pink 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 Blue Group will be sorting their words based on Vowel Alternation: Long to Short. They will be identifying which words have long or short vowels. Test on Friday.
This week in Vocabulary we will be working on Unit 2. 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 Subjects in Imperative Sentences as well as identifying Compound Subjects using conjunctions.
Physical Education/Health- We continue skills check testing and discuss our goals on how to improve our individual fitness goals for future tests. Let the games begin! We play lead up and learning games of basketball. For two points make that shot, fifth grade teams you're really hot! Go fifth grade!
Music- Students will compose a rhythmic phrase and demonstrate their knowledge of rhythmic notation playing the phrases on rhythmic instruments in stations.
Spanish- This week we will work on saying and writing the numbers from 1-10. Have a wonderful week!!!
Technology- Scantron Testing in Technology Lab this week.
Art- No class this week due to Labor Day.