5th grade Math
A new math packet will be passed out on Monday; it will be due back on Friday, April 12th. Monday we will also review comparing and ordering decimals. This topic seems to be giving about 25% of the fifth grade great difficulty. If you feel your child could use extra practice in either area, please send them in early Wednesday or Friday of this week.
Tuesday – Wednesday, we will look at writing fractions as decimals using equivalent fractions. Example: ¼ = 25/100 or .25 3/5 = 6/10 or .6
Thursday and Friday will be spent on adding/subtracting decimals. The test on decimals will be sometime next week.
6th grade Math
The current homework packet is due back on Friday, April 5th.
This week, we will continue our study of ratios covering: using cross products to check for equivalency, ratio tables, and solve many, many ratio word problems :).
The test on ratios will be early next week.
The fifth and sixth graders will be preparing for Reconciliation which will be on Wednesday,3/27.
Both classes will be working on their "Stations of the Cross" booklets.
We continue to discuss and take notes on the "Jesus of Nazareth" movie which is based on Jesus' life as told in the New Testament.
The sixth graders will begin Chapter 6 "Passover and the Eucharistic Celebration".
Have a great weekend!
This week students analyze several components of the engaging novel, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Freak the Mighty is not one person, but two eighth graders who join forces to face many conflicts. Students will examine themes of friendship, courage, abuse, and being different. In class, we will investigate the topic of bullying, as both of the main characters experience the pain of being bullied.
Students should continue to check Google Classroom if they are absent for assignments.
This week 5th grade will be finishing up our discussion on the Hydrosphere. We had a great time taking a virtual reality tour of the Hydrosphere using Google Expeditions.
The 6th graders will continue talking about Plate Boundaries and the geological formations that take place at the plate boundaries. Both grades will review reading and interpreting data tables.
Please have your student check in with their teachers after an absence. Students should be checking PowerSchool to see what assignments they are missing.
- We will continue learning about the Underground Railroad this week.
- Unit 6 Lesson 2, students will learn about abolitionists and how they worked to help free people from slavery.
- The beginning of troubles that will lead the United States to a Civil War will be discussed this week.
- Please check my personal blog for field trip information.
- We will continue our journey through Ancient Greece. This week we will be learning about the economy and agriculture in this region.
- Students will learn about the arts in Ancient Greece, we will study pottery and the paintings that are found on these pieces of pottery. Students will be creating a "pottery" piece as well, in the traditional Greek style.
- Current Events will be presented Friday. If your student volunteers to present, it is due Friday.