What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
May 9-13
This week in 5A and 5B 

Both 5A and 5B will continue Theme 5, One Land, Many Trails, with a focus on Autobiography. The spelling words this week will focus on the final sounds in the words.  The grammar skill for the week is learning about double subjects and correct use of we and us. There will be a pre-test on Monday and the spelling and vocab test will be on Friday. There will be a weekly skills test this Friday covering the skills taught in class this week.

Book reports for Holes by Louis Sachar will be due on May 16.

In Science this week, we be doing some work on our research papers as well as starting the second section on the Solar System.  We will try to get over to the Abbey to tour the wind turbine since we were rained out last week.  
Project information---Each child needs at least 3 sources and 1 must be a book.   Be on the lookout for details about this project.  Although most will be completed in class, there will be some portions that need to be done at home.  SAVE THE DATE!!!  June 2 will be the Solar System Fair during school and at STEAM night in the evening.

In Social Studies, both classes will be continuing Unit 3, The American Revolution.  Both classes will cover Lessons 4-5 in this chapter. There will be homework assignments to support the daily lessons

Ms. DeSocio's math class will continue Chapter 8, Additions and Subtraction of Decimals  this week. The class will be taking a short quiz to review lessons1-3 on Monday the 2nd. The class will cover lessons 5-8 this week. There will be homework assignments each night to reinforce the skills taught in class. There will be a Mad Minute Multiplication quiz on Friday the 6th on the 11X's tables.

Mrs. Donovan's math class has begun some geometry in chapter 10.  We will look at angles, triangles and the concepts of congruent and similar.  We hope to have a quiz on Thursday or Friday on sections 1-5.

Mrs. Paolero's math class is exploring metric measurement, area and volume. We just had the first quiz (converting metric units), and the second quiz will be due Tuesday, May 3. The test for CH 12 will most likely take place Friday, May 6th. We're hoping to finish the book...only 2 more chapters! 

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 will spend some time this week learning about Mary.  May is the month of Mary so we will be reading about her in chapter 19.  OCF entries and the test will probably be on Friday.  5B will be continuing with Chapter 26, One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and will be having an open-book test on that chapter on Friday the 6th.



 *Dates to Remember:

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

***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.