What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
February 27- March 3

This week in 5A and 5B 

In reading this week, 5A will begin Theme 4: Person to Person.  The story is called "Mariah Keeps Cool".  The spelling skill for the week will be to focus on words with VCCCV patterns. There will be a pre-test on Monday and the spelling and vocab test will be on Friday. The grammar skill for the week will be learning about adjectives. For writing this week, they will be given a problem and have to write about a creative solution.  There will be a weekly skills test on Friday to assess the spelling, reading, and vocabulary skills taught throughout the week.
We will begin Old Yeller by Fred Gipson this week.  There will be some pre-reading activities as well as the first Quiz Time for chapters 1-3 that will be due 3/6.

In Science this week, both classes will continue our unit on matter by looking at energy.  We will be investigating the different forms of energy and how energy is transferred. 

In Social Studies this week, both classes will continue Unit 2, Exploration and Settlement, and both classes will be moving on to Chapter 5, The Thirteen Colonies. Lessons 1 and 2 will be covered this week. There will be homework assignments to support the daily lessons. 

In Ms. DeSocio's Math class this week, the class will be continuing Chapter 6, Fractions: Multiplication and Division. The class will cover lessons 3-7 this week. There will be a quiz on Friday covering lessons 1-7. There will be daily homework assignments to support the lessons taught in class.

In Mrs. Donovan's math class this week, we will continue looking at decimals in chapter 8 and focus on subtracting.  We will be working on sections 6-10 and hope to have a short quiz on Friday and the chapter 8 test next Tuesday 3/7.  *****UPDATE--- Quiz will be Thursday and test will be Monday 3/6*****

In Mrs. Paolero's math class this week we will continue with Chapter 11: Customary units of measure. We will come back to Chapter 10 (geometry) after we've had some experience with coding because we will use coding skills to create geometric projects. There will most likely be a take-home quiz covering 11-4 through 11-6 (temperature, elapsed time, time zones) Tuesday, Feb. 28, and the "Check Your Progress" review assignment will be due Friday, March 3. The Chapter 11 test will be Tuesday, March 7th. Next, we're on to metric measurement! 

In Religion this week,  5B will be continuing with learning about the Sacraments. There will be homework assignments to support the daily lessons. 5B will be finishing Chapter 4 on Baptism, and will be taking an open book test on Monday the 27th. 

5A will begin the next sacrament presentation and have the test on Friday.  OCF entries will also be due on Friday.  We will finish up our study of the Civil Rights Movement and Black History and start to look at some famous women in history.

Both classes will also continue the Steps to Respect program that focuses on bullying prevention and conflict resolution. 



 *Dates to Remember:

Gym uniforms for 5A are to be worn to school on TUESDAY and THURSDAY and 5B should be worn to school on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY.

*** Just a gentle reminder, please keep in mind our Fifth grade friends and teachers that have allergies and food sensitivities, when sending in snacks, lunches, or treats.  Thank you for your attention and your mindfulness to this issue.