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Weekly News 10/26

This Week in 5th Grade:

Happy Red Ribbon Week! This year’s theme is Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free! 

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, we made monsters to decorate our door! We are talking about the effects of drugs on our minds and bodies.  We can be happy without the use of drugs, and be brave when we need to stand up against drug use.

Science: We are learning about our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems. We are learning the main organs/systems involved with each and their functions.

Social Studies: We are starting a new unit about the colonization of North and South America, and how that impacted what is now the United States of America.

English/Language Arts: We are finishing up The Road to Freedom, and will be talking about Harriet Tubman and her influence on the Underground Railroad. Our next novel will be a actual book, with chapters to be read daily. The title is The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

Spelling: We are on Unit 8. The words have a schwa with a final ‘L’ sound.

Religion: We are finishing up our Chapter on Prayer. Next we will learn more about the season of Advent, and how we can spiritually prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Social/Emotional Learning: We just finished up talking about Honesty, and how we can be honest with ourselves and others. This week we are taking a break to learn about Red Ribbon Week, and how we can choose to be drug-free.

Notes: The Cell Model Projects came out GREAT! Everyone did such an amazing job, and I am so very proud of all of them!

On Friday we will be playing Halloween Bingo, watching a movie, and we will be parading around St. Cletus with our costumes for the Haunted Hollow Cardinal Car Yard!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween Weekend!

-Mrs. Witkowski