10/7: News From Fifth

Hello 5th grade parents and families,

Happy October! The school year is definitely in full swing and we have been very busy learning, laughing, and working hard. Read on to find out all about it…

Social Studies: Students are completing the North American Indian Culture Webquest. They are learning about agriculture, clothing, housing, and dwellings.

Science: We have officially wrapped up our unit called “What is Science” and have moved on to our second unit of the year, “Cells to Body Systems.” Students are learning to describe that cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things; identify the parts of plant and animal cells; and explain the cell theory. The cell model project has begun and is due November 1st.

Grammar: An expository piece of writing is one that aims to inform the reader about a specific topic. We have begun writing an expository paragraph explaining some of our favorite things. In fifth grade, students are learning how to write a detailed, thorough paragraph using a topic sentence, 3 reasons, supporting details, and a closing sentence.

Reading: Our next novel study, “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” has already caught our attention! We have begun with a character analysis of the spunky main character Claudia, and we will continue to analyze, infer, sequence events, and more as we read on. PS- Students’ book report project is due November 8th.

Religion: Our deep dive into the Seven Sacraments continues with the Sacrament of Confirmation. Some of our learning goals include explaining the parts of the celebration of Confirmation, describing the symbols and actions of Confirmation, recognizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they can help us, and growing as witnesses of Christ. Following this, students will learn more about the Celebration of the Eucharist.

Spelling: Our next spelling unit will cover short vowel sounds. In unit 4, students will read, spell, write, and define words with the short a, e, i, o, and u sounds. Students will demonstrate understanding of spelling words by completing analogies and by inserting spelling words into the correct sentence using context clues.

Don’t forget:
October 10- No school
October 12- First PBIS Assembly at 2 PM
October 13- $1 Pink and Blue dress down day for Cancer Awareness
October 14- First Bible Study Club meeting in room 117 from 3:00-4:00 PM
October 15- Corn hole tournament on Parish grounds from 2:30- 4:30 PM

It’s a great day to be a Cardinal! Have a great long weekend!
Mrs. Wrodarczyk and Mrs. Witkowski