"Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did for me."
At this time the Fifth and Sixth Grade classes are participating in a Multimedia Youth Contest organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Catholic Campaign for Human Development. It is a tool for schools to learn about the root causes of U.S. poverty and the Church's response. As part of this project, we have a speaker coming to speak to the students from The New Hampshire Food Bank as well as utilizing other resources such as "Parable" magazine to focus on poverty throughout New Hampshire. In addition to this, the students are compiling their thoughts through narratives and essays focused on the theme "Hunger Doesn't Take a School Vacation."
A very Blessed Thanksgiving to all our students, their families and our community.
In Religion we are learning and reviewing the topic God's self-Revelation through his creation, the Bible and in his son, Jesus Christ, that God is the source of all life and that we are made in his image and likeness as well as through humanity how sin entered the world.
As a supplement our "We Believe" series, we will also be incorporating many discussions based on Apologetics which may assist the students in dealing with challenges which make us wonder about God's plan for us and how he expects us to respond.
In Reading, we will be reading varied types of genre throughout "Scholastic Scope" and supplemental group books where we are integrating knowledge and ideas, using close-reading and critical thinking questions, vocabulary and implementation of the writing process.
In Writing, we be working in our "Grammar for Writing" textbook along with other supplemental lessons throughout "Scholastic Scope" and other texts where we are learning various parts of speech and are able to incorporate it throughout frequent diagramming of sentence structure. Throughout using these as well as our Reading series, we will incorporate what we are currently learning in Reading and apply this to varied types of writing and the writing process. Presently, the students are working on a writing prompt which focuses on the theme "Hunger doesn't take a school vacation" which is part of their overall participation in the Multimedia Youth Contest.
In Math, the students are locating integers and their opposites on a number line, comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, applying the order of operations to integers, evaluating expressions and solving equations involving integers.
In Spelling, each week we will review the words at the beginning of the week and the patterns the words follow such as Latin and Greek Roots as well as the students choosing supplemental words. The students will be responsible for completing the packets for homework. Packets will be handed in on Friday and they should be prepared for a weekly test on Friday as well.
I am responsible for teaching both the 5th and 6th Grade Science Classes while Mrs. Timpe teaches both grades for Social Studies. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to experience switching classes as well as being prepared for class with the appropriate materials and assignments.
Throughout both classes, students will be given the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning throughout use of microscopes and conducting experiments as well as providing their own pictures and vocabulary to assist them throughout chapter outlines. In addition to chapters throughout our Science books, we are keeping up to date with current science by reading issues of "Science World." This allows the students to apply literacy in Science, reading informational text where they must determine central ideas and summarize key supporting details, graphing, vocabulary enrichment, writing and hands-on activities to supplement the text as well.
The Fifth Grade Class is currently learning about energy-its form, changes, and methods of transfer, and investigating the relationship between energy and work.
The Sixth Grade Class is currently investigating the physical properties of matter, the structure of matter and its basic particle-the atom, and the interrelationship of energy and matter.
*Please refer to the Fifth Grade Website to see what your children will be learning in Social Studies.
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me or write me a note. I am also happy to meet with you at a time which would be convenient for both of us. Thank you once again for sharing with me the opportunity to teach your children and the blessings each and every one of them brings with them to share.
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No School November 25-29- Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Gobble Gobble!!! :)
December 8- Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Art Show, Book Fair Open 7:30-9:30 for Parents
December 15-Christmas Program
December 18-Christmas Break Begins at 2:30- Merry Christmas!!!