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Our Scholastic book order code is  NDXLF 

Religion

Fifth grade is learning about the four parts of the mass.  Students now understand when one part ends and another begins, and what the significance is of each part.  They will have an open-book, reading comprehension test on the mass this Friday.  They should familiarize themselves with the chapter and all of the notes from class.

Math

We have entered the world of decimals and fractions!  Our review of decimals and their operations will lead us to fractions and their operations.  Please make sure your child is doing their homework every night.  Math fluency comes with practice, practice, practice!  Our test on decimals will be Tuesday, February 4th, and will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals, as well as the properties of multiplication.  Please practice times tables with your children every night to help them with more advanced skills.

Science

Fifth graders are learning about health and nutrition.  We discussed MyPlate (which replaced the food pyramid).  Students have learned what it takes to have a balanced diet.  We will also be discussing how germs spread - ask them about the glitter lab!

Social Studies

Our unit on Canada is coming to an end.  We will be having ou test on Friday, February 9th.  Our celebration will be Monday, February 12th.

ELA

We are learning how to describe things in our unit on adjectives and adverbs!  Students will begin unit 6 of vocabulary. We are continuing our work on reading comprehension.  We will have a reading comprehension test on Thursday of this week - no studying is necessary.

We are continuing our book Freedom Crossing.  Students have worked on cause and effect charts, comprehension questions, and character analyses.

Homework

Fifth Grade has gym on Wednesdays.  Please send students to school wearing appropriate gym uniforms.

2-14-18

Math - pages 599-600

Vocabulary - study for test tomorrow Chapter 6

get social studies and science tests signed and return them tomorrow 

2-13-18

  • Vocabulary - page 62 of the workbook, and study for test on Thursday

2-8-18

  • Math - test corrections and workbook pages 593-594
  • Social Studies - study for test tomorrow

2-7-18

  • Math - pages 587-588
  • Grammar - Readers and Writers Workbook pages 141 and 145
  • Science - Workbook pages 55 and 57
  • Social Studies test on Canada is Friday
  • Science Test on Food and Nutrition is Monday

2-1-18

  • Book Reports are due tomorrow
  • math - worksheets
  • Reading logs are due Monday
  • Religion - reading comprehension test is tomorrow - familiarize yourself with the chapter

1-31-18

  • NO HOMEWORK! Enjoy Student Appreciation Day!

1-30-18

  • Book reports are due Friday
  • Math - 3 worksheets (review) - Math test is Tuesday
  • Religion - write a paragraph in your notebook as we discussed in class.  Question should already be copied into your notebooks
  • Reading - 20 minutes and log

1-29-18

  • Book reports are due Friday
  • Math - 1 worksheet multiplying decimals by decimals to be completed on looseleaf showing all work
  • Religion - write a paragraph in your notebook as we discussed in class.  Question should already be copied into your notebooks
  • Reading - 20 minutes and log according to directions on the reading log

1-23-18

  • Math - two review worksheets
  • Social Studies - worksheet on the Great Lakes - use all four cardinal directions to describe their locations as they relate to the other places on the map on the worksheet
  • Religion - Memorare Prayer and the Hail Mary

1-22-18

  • Math - pages 543-544
  • Grammar - pages 146-147
  • Religion - begin memorizing the Memorare prayer on page 325
  • Social studies - students were given a packet on Canadian explorers to work on during class.  All packets must be completed and returned to school tomorrow.
  • Social Studies tests are to be signed and returned tomorrow.
  • ELA vocabulary tests are to be signed and returned tomorrow.

1-18-18

  • Math - pages 535-536
  • Vocab - study for test
  • STEM - bring in all supplies for stem project.  Pieces should be cut at home but assembled in school.  

1-17-18

  • Vocabulary - study for test on Friday
  • Math - WB page 527  #2 - complete on looseleaf (no torn out pages) and use page 526 as a guide.  Include all steps as discussed in class
  • Anyone who wishes to place a book order online must do so tonight.
  • STEM - diagrams/drawings are due.  We will be writing about our project in class tomorrow.  All materials are due Friday

1-16-18

  • Grammar - pages 142-143
  • Vocabulary - page 53 and study for test on Thursday
  • Math - pages 523-524
  • Science - study for test tomorrow - please follow review guide given in class.  
  • If anyone wishes to place a book order, please do so online this week.  I will submit a second order this month.

1-10-18

  • book orders are all due tomorrow - class order code is NDXLF
  • Grammar - pages 138-139
  • Vocabulary - page 51
  • Math - pages 499-500
  • Social Studies - study for test
  • Soc. St/ELA - bring in name and book for biography book report
  • STEAM - Ideas were checked and approved today.  Please work on your essay and your design. Check handout for due dates.

1-9-18

  • Math - worksheets (2)
  • Social Studies - continue studying for test - students were given many handouts and a large packet during classwork throughout the unit.  They should be studying all material in order to prepare for the test.
  • Science/STEAM - bring in your idea for your design to repurpose a piece of garbage.  Students were given a handout explaining the project in detail

1-8-18

  • Math - WB pages 481-482
  • Social Studies - pick a figure from history that you wish to do a report about
  • Science/STEAM - choose a piece of garbage that you can repurpose for another use.  You will be creating a second item and writing a short paper on your garbage.
  • Scholastic book orders are due this Thursday, January 11th

1-3-18

  • Math - packet on Properties of Addition
  • Vocabulary - write vocabulary words 10 times each in your vocab notebooks
  • Science - finish writing up the soil lab
  • Religion - Read pages 126-127 in workbook; complete activities on pages 128 and 130

1-2-18

  • Happy new year!
  • Grammar - page 134
  • Math pages 461-462
  • Social Studies test on American Government is Wednesday, January 10th.
  • Science quiz on soils is Thursday, January 11th.

12-21-17

  • Please bring in all tests signed by a parent that are overdue!
  • Friday is a 12:00 dismissal.
  • Enjoy your break!

12-18-17

  • Math - complete worksheet and bring back to school tomorrow; study for test tomorrow on division
  • Reading Comprehension test on Three Branches of Government - please get signed and return to school tomorrow
  • Second test on verbs - please get signed and return to school tomorrow

12-15-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • **Remember our class trip is Monday.  Please wear regular school uniform.
  • **Math test on division is Tuesday.
  • Have a wonderful weekend!

12-14-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Math - pages 391-392
  • Italian - some students received tests that need to be signed and returned tomorrow

12-12-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log (This is a new type of reading log - you must complete it each night.)
  • Math - pages 355-356
  • Grammar - pgs 130-131 and study for 2nd test on verbs this Thursday
  • Reading - Readers and Writers workbook pages 80 and 81

12-11-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Math - pages 343-344
  • Grammar - pages 126-127 (2nd test on verbs is this Thursday)
  • Science - Rock Cycle Worksheet
  • Social Studies - worksheet on the Bill of Rights

12-5-17

  • Grammar - pages 118-119
  • Vocabulary - study for test tomorrow
  • Religion - get test signed and bring back to school tomorrow
  • Writing - Current Events Reading Response - this is due Thursday but work on it every day
  • Math - pages 323-324 questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 - only use area models and Distributive Property

12-4-17

  • Grammar - pages 114-115
  • Vocabulary - make flash cards for vocabulary words and bring them to school
  • Writing - Current Events Reading Response - this is due Thursday but work on it every day
  • Math - pgs 311-312

11-30-17

  • Math - pages 297-298
  • Social Studies - get test signed and return to school tomorrow
  • Religion - do something nice for someone - we will talk about our actions in class tomorrow
  • Bring in conference forms - appointments are going out tomorrow

11-29-17

  • Parent/Teacher conference forms went home yesterday - please send them back into school filled out as soon as possible.  Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served bases. 
  • Grammar - page 109
  • Religion - bring in a short prayer for advent - you may make one up or you may find one online.  If you are finding one online, make sure it is not too long.
  • Science - study for test tomorrow

11-20-17

  • Math - pages 285-286
  • Grammar - pages 102-103
  • Get math test signed and return to school tomorrow
  • Social Studies - study for test
  • Science - test on plate tectonics is Thursday

11-17-17

  • Social Studies - complete the first 4 questions on the review packet.
  • Science - Read pages 92-95 of your text.  Answer questions in your notebooks - questions were given on paper which should be taped into your notebooks

11-16-17

  • Grammar - page 98 and worksheet
  • Math - pages 267-268; test is Tuesday on Chapter 5.  Topics were given to students in class today.
  • Get test on verbs signed and return to school tomorrow

11-15-17

  • No homework.  Please review class notes.  Math test is Tuesday.

11-14-17

  • Grammar - study for test tomorrow on verbs and contrations with not
  • Math - pages 259-260 - our test on this unit is next Tuesday
  • Social Studies - take both reading sheets on the Eastern Woodland People and the Great Plains people - bullet point as many facts as you can on both the way we discussed in class.  Write them in your notebook for a classroom project for tomorrow
  • Get vocabulary tests signed

11-13-17

  • Grammar - pages 122-123  (Test is on Wednesday)
  • Vocabulary - study for test tomorrow
  • Writing - write step-by-step instructions for making a peanut butter sandwich.  Use the format we learned in class.  make sure ytou use transitional words.
  • Tall tales are due tomorrow in final form on looseleaf - if you have not finished it in class, please finish it for homework and hand it in tomorrow.
  • Math - WB pages 253-254
  • Scholastic Book orders are due Wednesday of this week.

11-7-17

  • Math - worksheet on area models
  • Religion - we are going to repeat yesterday's assignment to clarify the confusion.  Go onto Catholic.org.  DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA or GOOGLE CHROME SEARCH.  Research a saint.  Find out why they became a saint.  Write down their name. Explain how you can live your life like they did.How can you be like that saint?  "I will walk in Saint _________ footsteps by __________.Religion - Read pages 86-87.  Answer the two questions in your notebook that we wrote down in class today.
  • ELA - Finish writing your tall tale with all editing we discussed in class.  Bring it in printed out.  We will not be working from our flash drive tomorrow so it is important that you print it out and bring it in to class.
  • Please bring in $5.00 for our gift basket fundraiser.
  • Please bring in permission slips and money for trip.
  • Have tests signed and return to school tomorrow.

11-6-17

  • Please bring in your tall tale printed along with your flash drive.
  • Please bring in $5.00 for our fundraising basket.
  • Don't forget your signed permission slip with money.
  • Please have tests signed and return to school tomorrow.
  • Math - WB pages 239-240

 

11-3-17

  • Please print out your tall tale and bring it in along with your flash drive.  We will be editing and finalizing them next week.
  • Please bring in $5.00 for our fundraising basket

11-2-17

  • Math - study for quiz tomorrow on expressions and order of operations
  • Grammar - page 94

10-30-17

  • Vocabulary - stuydy for test on Unit 2
  • Math - pages 207-208
  • Science - finish classwork WB pages 23-24 #s 1-13
  • Bring in flashdrives for ELA - we will be in the computer room tomorrow.
  • Progress reports were due back today - if you did not hand it back to me, bring it in tomorrow signed by a parent

 

10-27-17

  • Please have progress reports signed and return to school on Monday.

10-26-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Grammar - pages 86-87
  • Vocabulary - page 21:  test is next Tuesday 10-31
  • Math - pages 201-202

10-25-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Grammar - pages 82-83
  • Vocabulary - Synonyms and Antonyms on Vocabularyworkshop.com
  • Spelling tests - get signed with corrections (5 times each for incorrect words)
  • Science - please get it signed

10-24-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Grammar - pages 78-79
  • Math - pages 179-180
  • Social Studies - study for map test tomorrow - all 50 states.  Students should have been practicing with online map games.
  • Tomorrow is individual picture day - please send in all money for pictures
  • Students are to wear full school uniform (not the gym uniform) or dress up clothing.  No sneakers, sweats, or jeans are allowed.

10-23-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Grammar - pages 74-75
  • Math - pgs 173-174
  • Religion - Read pages 56-59 - prepare for a classroom discussion
  • Spelling - study for test tomorrow
  • **Class picture day - please dress in full school uniform

10-19-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log.  READING LOGS ARE DUE TOMORROW
  • Math - worksheet
  • Social Studies - keep practicing for quiz online.  Quiz is next week.
  • **Wear gym uniforms tomorrow**

10-18-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Science - test tomorrow 
  • Math - pgs 153-154
  • Religion - finish planning your advertisement

 

10-17-17

  • Read for 20 minutes and log - reading logs are due Friday
  • Spelling - complete 2 worksheets
  • Writing - write an introductory paragraph in your writing notebooks.  Use the directions I gave you in class.
  • Science - study for test on Thursday

10-13-17

  • Students should begin studying for the Science test which has been moved to Wednesday, October 18th.  

10-12-17

  • There is no homework this evening.  Please get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast tomorrow morning as our testing will continue.  Don't forget to bring in SHARPENED #2 pencils for the test.
  • Book order are due Tuesday

10-11-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Please get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast.  Our testing will continue tomorrow.  Don't forget to bring in SHARPENED #2 pencils for the test.
  • Religion - Read pages 46-47.  Answer the following two questions on looseleaf, using a proper heading as discussed in class.  Copy the questions and the page numbers onto your test and cite your answers.  (1)  What are the Sacraments of Christian Initiation?  (2)  What does our common vocation call us to do?
  • Scholastic Book orders are due Tuesday 10/17

10-10-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Religion - Have test signed and return to me tomorrow.  Read pages 44-45.  Answer two questions on looseleaf.  Use a complete heading and answer questions in complete sentences for full credit. (1) What kind of signs are the sacraments?  (2)  What do we receive in the sacraments?
  • Please get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast.  Our testing will continue tomorrow.  Don't forget to bring in sharpened #2 pencils for the test.
  • All tests must be signed by a parent and returned to me.

10-5-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Reading logs are due tomorrow
  • Math - WB pages 131-132
  • Religion - study for test tomorrow Chapters 1 and 2 - use your workbook, notes, and any handouts you have received in order to study

10-4-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Math - WB pgs 125-126
  • Grammar - study for test on nouns
  • Religion - study for test on Friday Chapters 1 and 2 - use your workbook, notes, and any handouts you have received in order to study

10-3-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Math - WB pgs 119-120
  • Religion - bring in a 6 to 8 inch branch or twig - does not matter if it does or does not have leaves
  • Grammar - Please do this on looseleaf (with a proper heading) use the words at the bottom of page 63 of your workbook to write three sentences - try to use 3 words in each sentence - words can be used more than once;  try to do the same with the words at the top of the page for practicer
  • Social Studies - get map quiz signed
  • study for spelling test tomorrow

10-2-17

  • Grammar - page 62-63
  • Social Studies - complete graphic organizer as discussed in class.  Compare/contrast.  Study for map quiz tomorrow on Northeastern Region.  Spelling counts!
  • Math - WB pages 107-108
  • Get Frindle test signed

9-28-17

  • Read for 20 minutes and log
  • Italian - finish worksheets and bring to school tomorrow
  • Social Studies - labeling and coloring Northeastern US states map
  • Science - Read pages 18 and 19 of your textbook.  Answer all questions (#s 1-6) from page 19 on looseleaf.  Write in complete sentences.  Use a proper heading and writing the question before answering.  Cite your answers.  Due tomorrow.
  • There is no math homework tonight
  • Study for Frindle test tomorrow

9-26-17

  • Read for 20 minutes and log
  • Math - WB pgs 93-94 and finish classwork

9-25-17

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow
  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Write spelling words 5 times each
  • Math - WB pgs 87-88; get math test signed and return it to school tomorrow
  • Grammar - write one sentence for each of the following words that show understanding of meaning:  iceberg, walrus, polar bear, seal, home  (5 separate sentences)
  • Science - WB pages 6-7  number the lines of your reading passage, and cite your answers with line numbers

9-22-17

  • Have a wonderful weekend!
  • Reminder** All Scholastic Book orders are due this coming Tuesday, 9-26

9-21-17

  • Math - study for test tomorrow (we conducted a review today and a list of topics is listed above.
  • Reading - read for 20 minutes and log
  • Scholastic book orders are due next Tuesday.  Class code is above.

9-20-17

  • Math - we pgs 56-57, study for test on Friday
  • Vocabulary - study for test tomorrow 
  • Reading - 20 minutes and log
  • Scholastic book orders are due next Tuesday

9-19-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks; Frindle worksheet
  • Math - WB pgs 49-50
  • Vocabulary - WB pg 13
  • Grammar - WB pg 15
  • Writing - Personal Narratives due tomorrow on flashdrives - do not finalize at home - we will edit at school
  • begin studying for your math and vocabulary tests
  • Scholastic book orders are due next Tuesday

9-18-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks
  • Math - WB pages 43-44
  • Vocabulary - WB page 11
  • Grammar - WB page 49 (finish)
  • Science - complete in notebooks - Find one item in your house, observe that item and record your observations the way we did it in class today.  Be sure to use all five senses, and use qualitative and quantitative observations.  Do not observe any living things
  • Writing - type personal narratives into a document in Word at home.  They should be in draft form only - we have a lot of work to do.  Save them onto your flash drives as "Personal Narrative."  You may save them over the draft we began in school today. Due Wednesday.

9-14-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks
  • Math - workbook pages 35-36
  • Grammar - complete noun worksheet
  • STEM - Keep collecting bottle caps

9-13-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks
  • Math - workbook pages 29-30
  • Science - bring in the name and/or a picture of a scientist
  • Keep collecting bottle caps!
  • Bring in all overdue paperwork (handbook forms, etc.)

9-12-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks
  • Math - workbook pages 23-24
  • Keep collecting bottle caps!
  • Bring in all overdue paperwork (handbook forms, etc)

9-11-17

  • Reading - 20 minutes and log in your notebooks
  • Social Studies - worksheet
  • Math - workbook pages 17 and 18
  • Keep collecting bottle caps!

9-8-17

  • Decorate your writing notebook!
  • All students must have an independent reading book by Monday.
  • Continue to bring in bottle tops and tennis balls.  Thank you!
  • Go outside and play!

9-7-17

  • Parents please check folders.  Handbooks, handbook forms, and other school letters and forms were sent home today that need to be filled out and returned tomorrow.
  • Bring in summer book reports by tomorrow the latest.
  • Bring in bottle tops.
  • Bring in used tennis balls.
  • Back to school night is at 7:00 PM

 

9-6-17

  • Parents please check folders.  Many forms were sent home that need to be filled out, signed, and returned to school tomorrow.  
  • Bring in summer book reports.
  • Bring in any other forms or paperwork for the office.
  • Bring in bottle tops
  • Bring in used tennis balls