February 23-27, 2015
What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
This week in 5A and 5B  

5A and 5B will be continuing on with Theme 4,Person to Person.  The reading selection for the week is Mom's Best Friend.  The spelling skill for the week is the VV pattern.  The pre-test will be today and the spelling/vocab and Theme Skills test will be on Friday. The grammar skill for the week is working with commas.The writing assignment will be to write instructions. It will be assigned on Thursday and due next Tuesday. There will be practice book assignments throughout the week to support the daily lessons, as well as vocabulary sentences and 50/50/100 choice assignments.

Both classes will begin Old Yeller today.  The first Quiz Time for this book will go home on February 23rd, and will be due next Monday. 

In Science, we have begun using the FOSS kit.  Your child should have a letter to bring home to you that shares some details of the program.  We will be doing a few investigations in this area and then a fun and exciting culminating activity to our engineering unit over the next month.

In Social Studies, both classes will begin Chapter 8, The English Establish 13 Colonies, and will cover lessons 1-3, There will be text and workbook assignments to support the lessons taught in class.
Mrs. Donovan's math class will begin to look at decimals this week.  We will start with getting a better understanding of decimals using number lines and place value.  We will then move on to adding and subtracting.

Ms. D.'s Math class will be starting Chapter 6, Fractions: Multiplication and Division. There will be homework assignments to support the lessons taught in class. There will be a test on quiz on Friday covering the 0,1, and 2 tables. these weekly quizzes will help with the multiplication and division skills for the chapter.

Mrs. Paolero's Math Class is multiplying and dividing decimals. Our next quiz will be Feb. 3rd, if everything goes as planned, and then we should be ready for the chapter test Thursday, Feb. 12th. After that...On to GEOMETRY!

In Religion, we're well in to our Steps to Respect curriculum focusing on problem-solving, conflict resolution and making good friendships. 5A and 5B will continue with chapter 8 this week and start talking about the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 *Dates to Remember