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5th Grade News

  • Sunday, January 27th:  We kick off Catholic Schools’ Week at 9:30 Mass.  Come celebrate with us and join us for Open House from 10:30 – 12:30.
  • Monday, January 28th:  PJ dress down day
  • Tuesday, January 29th: Flannel and stripes dress down day
  • Wednesday, January 30th:  Teacher Appreciation Day – All school Mass at 9:00 am, 5th grade will be leading Mass.
  • Thursday, January 31st: Student Appreciate Day – free dress down!
  • Friday, February 1st: Red/White Game, 116 = red & 117 = white
  • Friday, February 8th:  8 am Mass

Religion:  This week, we will be beginning our DARE program.  Officer Andries will be teaching lessons, weekly, about drug and alcohol resistance.  Students will also be learning about the importance of the Eucharist and exploring what is actually being celebrated during the Eucharist.

Reading:  In class, we have been reading about Angel Island.  This is a non-fiction text where students are identifying main ideas, details, and providing evidence to support their thinking. Students will be working with graphic organizers and using those organizers to produce written responses.  In early February, students will be participating in literature circles.

Language Arts:  In English, students are analyzing natural and inverted sentences.  They are also classifying sentences with compound parts and trying to incorporate compound sentences into their writing.  In unit 8 of Spelling, students are studying words with a final schwa (-al) sound.  Students are organizing words according to their spelling patterns and are studying the meanings of each spelling word.  In Writing, students are creating organized brainstorming lists.  We have been discussing how organized essays begin with an organized brainstorm.  Students will be practicing this skill independently next week and will be using the organizers to write first drafts.

Math: – We are finishing up our dividing decimal chapter next week. The Chapter 5 math test is Wednesday, January 30. After this chapter, we will be moving on to geometry. Geometry is a much more difficult concept and we will be spending a lot of time on it. Students should be practicing new concepts at home either on IXL or doing extra practice in their big math books.

Science: We are still focusing on the classification of living things. We are learning the classification of plants and animals currently. Students have been working on completing graphic organizers based on the information learned in class. The inventions were great and I want to thank you all for helping the students! Inventions can be taken home starting Monday, January 28. Please have them picked up or sent home by Wednesday, January 30.

Social Studies:  In Chapter 6, we are learning about everyday life in the colonies.  Students have studied the different types of jobs in the colonies and how the schooling was very different.  We have also learned about the economy of each colonial region and have discussed the role of slavery in the colonies.