This week in 5A and 5B
This week grade 5 will continue Theme 4; Person to Person. The story this week is Yang the Second and her Secret admirers by Lensey Namioka. The spelling skill for the week will be to focus words with -ing and -ed endings. 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 working with interjections and quotations. There will also be a weekly skills test on Friday to assess the spelling, reading, and vocabulary skills taught throughout the week.
Quiz Time for My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier finishes this week. The final quiz time on chapters 13-epilogue will be due on Monday 3/17. We will also be giving the choices for the book report this week. It will be due Thursday 3/20.
Our next book will be Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. If the schedule allows, we will be starting the week of 3/24.
In Science, we are going to begin our unit on the solar system. Students will be working on a project over the next few weeks that will culminate at our Solar System Fair. We will be working on most of it in school as well as learning about the universe around us. We will start by looking at the night sky.
In Social Studies, both classes will be continuing Unit 4,Colonization and Conflict. Both classes will cover lessons 2 and 3. There will be workbook pages and text pages to support the lessons taught in class. There will be a test next Monday covering this Unit. there will be a study guide assigned that will be discussed in class on Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Donovan's math class will finish chapter 8 this week. There will be a quiz on Tuesday on subtraction of decimals in sections 6-9 of chapter 8. We are planning to do the chapter 8 test on Thursday and then move right into multiplication and division.
Ms. D.'s Math class will be continuing with Chapter 6, Multiplication and Division of Fractions on Monday. The class will cover lessons 1-7, and will have a quiz covering these lessons on Tuesday the 4th. Lessons 8,9, and 10 will be covered throughout the rest of the week with homework assignments to support the daily lessons.
Mrs. Paolero's math class is multiplying and dividing decimals in Chapter 9, with the post test scheduled for Thursday, March 6 (time allowing). Next we will move on to geometry, Chapter 10, and do some review in groups before standardized testing begins.
Both Religion classes continue with the Steps to Respect Program and will be doing some role playing in the coming weeks. 5A will continue to look at the season of Lent and then move on to chapter 10 where we will begin to look at the sacrament of Eucharist.
Science Topic Ideas
*Dates to Remember
Spring Photo Day is Tuesday the 11th. Students may wear home clothes.
Lenten Outreach project letter and wish list went home. We will be collecting items for the Be Like Brit Orphanage in Haiti. Please have any donations in before April 17. Thank you!
Trimester ends 3/14
Soup Kitchen donations due for 5A on 3/18