What's Happening in Fifth Grade This Week
September 26-30
This week in 5A and 5B 

In reading this week, 5A and 5B will continue Theme 1, "Nature's Fury". The reading selection for the week is Volcanoes.  The spelling skill for the week will be to focus on words with /o/ and /oo/ sounds. 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 nouns.  There will also be a weekly skills test on Friday to assess the spelling, reading, and vocabulary skills taught throughout the week.

The second Quiz Time for chapters 4-8 of Bud, not Buddy was due on Monday 9/26.  The next one on chapters 9-11 will be due Monday 10/3.

In Science this week, we will take a few days to present our 3-D model of a cell.  They are due on Monday 9/26.  There will be a quiz on plant cells and tree rings on Thursday.
Here is a helpful tool to study.

In Social Studies this week, both classes will also be continuing with Unit 1, The Land and Early People. Both classes will be finishing the introduction and the beginning Chapter 1, Lesson 1, States and Regions. There will be some homework assignments to support the lessons taught in class, so remember to check agendas and folders just in case.  

In Ms. DeSocio's Math class this week, the class will be taking a small quiz on Thursday  on Chapter 1, covering lessons 6-10. It will be a multiple choice format, and the skills will be covered throughout the week. The class is more than welcome to use their place value charts and any notes that were taken during the past week to help with their problem solving. There will be nightly homework assignments to support the lessons taught in class. There will be a quiz on the 3 times tables on Friday, so dust off those flash cards!

In Mrs. Donovan's math class this week, we will continue with division this week.  We will also be doing some divisibility rules to make division and fractions later in the year easier.  Please be sure they are reviewing these rules.  We plan to have a short quiz on sections 1-8 of chapter 3 on Friday.

In Mrs. Paolero's math class this week, some of us were disappointed with our quiz grades. Remember, corrections to quizzes (due Friday 9/23) give us 50% credit back. For example, if the score was a 60 we can make corrections to bring it up to an 80. We show all of our work and the correct answer for each problem we got wrong on a sheet of loose leaf stapled to the quiz. To put them in perspective, quizzes are part of the classwork grade, together with our notebook grade and computer lab participation grades. Quizzes are valuable for showing us what we need to work on for the test. This week we will practice finding the least common multiple of two numbers, trying to keep it straight after just covering greatest common factor! Both skills are useful for fractions, as we reduce them to lowest terms and add and subtract them. Our next quiz is most likely this Thursday 9/22!  ;-)  

In Religion this week, 

5A and 5B will be reviewing some topics in the Circle of Grace curriculum provided by the Diocese of Providence.  These include things like the use of media and appropriate vs inappropriate media and the word trust.

5B will continue Chapter 1 and discuss the chapter and the questions that go along with the chapter. There is also a paragraph on reconnecting with school after summer vacation due on Tuesday.

5A will continue Chapter 1 and plan to have the test on Wednesday.  At this time the OCF entries will be due.

Both classes will also continue the Steps to Respect program that focuses on bullying prevention and conflict resolution. 



 *Dates to Remember:

Gym uniforms for 5A are to be worn to school on TUESDAY and THURSDAY and 5B should be worn to school on WEDNESDAY and 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.