What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
February 8-12

SNOW DAY UPDATE #2!!----5A will have the skills, spelling and vocab tests on Tuesday 2/9.  They will also have the chapter 16 religion test and OCF entries are due 2/9.  Weather looks interesting for this week as well so stay tuned for more updates!

This week in 5A and 5B  Updated 2/8

In Reading this week

Both 5A and 5B will finish Theme 3 this week.  There are 2 reading selections.  There will be 30 spelling words this week.  They are all review words from the theme.  There will be a pre-test on Tuesday and the spelling and vocab test will be on Friday. No choice spelling this week.  The grammar skill and comprehension skills will all be review from theme 3.  There will also be a theme 3 test on Friday, as well as the spelling and vocab test.
5A friendly letters were due last Thursday.  Please be sure they have been turned in, or turn them in on Tuesday.  We will also be finishing up board games this week in class.  Some students may have some work to complete at home depending on how well they worked together during class time.
The second Quiz Time for Old Yeller will be due after vacation on 2/22.  Students may turn it in on Friday 2/12 so they don't have to think about it over vacation.

In Science this week, both classes will continue the unit on engineering.  Students will present their machines to the class and we can see if they have created a successful hum and ding.  We will finish up the unit with a fun creation of something that "goes"!!!

In Social Studies, both classes will be continuing Unit 2,Exploration and Settlement. Both classes will be starting Chapter 5, The Thirteen Colonies. There will be homework to support Lesson1, which will be taught this week.

Ms. DeSocio's math class will be starting Chapter 6, Fractions: Multiplication and Division of Fractions.The class will cover lessons 1-4 this week and should be drilling for our Mad Minute Multiplication quiz on Friday. It will be on the 1's table, lots of facts and lots of fun!

Mrs.Donovan's math class will hopefully finish up chapter 6 multiplying and dividing fractions this week.  Due to snow days, we will push the quiz on division back to Thursday and have to plan for the test on chapter 6 after vacation.  We will plan for it on Tuesday 2/23.  We will then move on to statistics and probability.

 Mrs. Paolero's math class is deep into multiplying and dividing decimals. Tuesday in the computer lab we will take a short "Decimal Fun" quiz on Sumdog, and then move to our next "Debug It" projects with Scratch. The "Check Your Progress" chapter 9 review will be due Thursday (2/4) and the Ch. 9 Post Test will be Friday, February 5th. * We will be measuring and drawing angles  next week, so it would be a good idea to purchase a protractor for home use. I have just enough for each student to use in class. 

In religion, both classes will be focusing on one of the 6 virtues of the fcj charism.  We have also been working on our Steps to Respect program that focuses on bullying prevention and conflict resolution. 

5A test on chapter 16 will be Tuesday.  OCF entries will also be due Tuesday.  We will be looking at the season of Lent this week, as we celebrate Ash Wednesday this week and the beginning of Lent.  5B will be finishing up their study of the chapter on Baptism, and will begin the presentation of the Holy Eucharist this Wednesday.



 *Dates to Remember:

Gym uniforms for both 5A and 5B should be worn to school on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAY

2/10- Ash Wednesday- mass 1:20- Dress Uniforms
2/12- Wear Red home clothes day
2/14- Happy Valentines Day
2/15- 2/19- Happy Vacation Week!

***Regular week Spelling/Reading Homework***

Monday night- 3x each for the words spelled wrong and spelling practice book pages

Tuesday night- Vocab sentences and vocab practice book page

Wednesday night- Spelling Choice (pick one 100 point assignment or two 50 point assignments)

Thursday night- Study for test 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.