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Our Scholastic book order code is  NDXLF 

Religion

Our first unit in Religion deals with how Jesus Christ shares His life with us.  Students will be discussing various saints and special days within the Liturgical Calendar. 

Math

We are beginning our second unit in math which deals with prime factorization, powers and exponents, multiplication patterns, rounding decimals, and multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of ten.  We will be spending a lot of time practicing these concepts!  Please make sure your children are doing their homework every night.  If they are having difficulty, please let me know so that I may review with them prior to any tests.

Science

The first science unit in fifth grade deals with the scientific method.  Students will discover the differences between observations and inferences, and how to record both during a science lab. They will learn about scientific inquiry and what it takes to be a good scientist.

Social Studies

Our first social studies unit helps students review map skills.  They will review map legends, lines of longitude and latitude, and locating points on a map.  They will then learn about natural resources and energy.  We will discuss the first people of the Americas and how they lived off the land.

ELA

We have begun our new story, Thunder Rose.  Students will learn about literary elements, cause and effect, and figurative language.  They will also begin writing tall tales. In grammar, they have begun their study of nouns.  The students have been given spelling words for this week.  Our spelling test will be next Tuesday, October 3rd.

Homework

We will be working on a few projects that will require supplies.  Please continue collecting bottle tops.  Thank you.

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

Upcoming tests and quizzes:

10-19   Science Test 

10-20   Social Studies Quiz  - study online at www.SheppardSoftware.com

10-20   Spelling quiz (14 words)

 

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