April 13-17, 2015
What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
This week in 5A and 5B 

Both classes will begin working on Theme 5: One Land; Many Trails.  The reading selection for the week is A Boy Named Slow. The spelling skill for the week will be to focus on words prefixes and suffixes. 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 pronouns and their uses. There will be no writing assignment this week. There will be a weekly skills test on Friday to assess the spelling, reading, and vocabulary skills taught throughout the week.

In science, we will finish up the night sky and constellations by looking at the difference between comets, meteors and meteorites.  There will be a quiz on the first section on Wednesday 4/15.

In Social Studies, both classes will continue Chapter 9, Life in the 13 Colonies, and will cover lessons 4 and 5. There will be a review lesson on Monday the 13th and the test will be next Friday the 17th for both classes.

Mrs. Donovan's math class will finish division with decimals this week and have a quiz on Thursday on sections 9-6 to 9-10.

Ms. D.'s Math class will be starting Chapter 7, Probability and Statistics. The class will be covering lessons 1-4. There will be nightly homework assignments to support the lessons taught in class.

Feeling competent with standard measurement, Mrs. Paolero's Math Class is ready to move on to metrics. Here are some creative mnemonics we came up with in class for the order of metric units (Kilo, Hecto, Deka, -unit or base-, deci, centi, milli): King Hatred Drowned under dirty, cold mush; Kangaroos Hop Down before doing crazy moves; Koalas Hide Disgusting bananas during cold months; Keys Have Difficulty unlocking during cold months; Kangaroo Herbert Dyes umbrellas different colors, man; King Henry Died under dave's crazy mule; and  Koalas hate doing bad deeds, candlelight, & monkeys. After spring break we will focus on area and volume. 

In Religion, we're well in to our Steps to Respect curriculum focusing on problem-solving, conflict resolution and making good friendships. 5B will be finishing up Chapter 9, and will be starting Chapter 10, Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life.  5A will look at the chapter on Easter this week.

 *Dates to Remember