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Week of April 29th - May 3rd

Posted on Apr 26, 2019

Welcome Back!!

The fifth graders will be discussing Chapter 12 "We Pray the Lord's Prayer" this week.  They will learn the five kinds of prayers and we will be discussing the many ways in which we can pray.

The sixth graders will be discussing Chapter 7 "Commandment and Fulfillment" this week.  They will have the test on Thursday, May 2nd. 

Week of April 29th

Posted on Apr 26, 2019

5th grade Math

The current homework packet is due back on Friday, May 10th.

Monday is Accelerated Math.

Tuesday – Friday, we will continue working with “Measures of Central Tendency.”  We will cover finding the median for a set of numbers and if time allows begin finding the mode for a set of numbers.

The end of the year assessment is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st.  Part 1 of this test is strictly computational and will cover all of the math that was taught this year.  Part 2 is an application test made up of short word problems that requires the children to apply the math they learned.

6th grade Math

The current homework packet is due back on Friday, May 10th.

Monday is Accelerated Math.

Tuesday – Friday, we will continue working on setting up and solving proportions.

The end of the year assessment is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st.  Part 1 of this test is strictly computational and will cover all of the math that was taught this year.  Part 2 is an application test made up of short word problems that requires the children to apply the math they learned.

Social Studies

5th Grade:

  • Students will begin this week finishing questions about the First Battle of Bull Run, a short video clip was posted on Classroom that we watched as a class after reading about this battle.
  • We will continue our studies of the Civil War, the battles and strategies used by both sides.
  • Students will create a chart of strengths and weaknesses for both sides.
  • There will be a quiz Friday on Unit 6 Lesson 3

6th Grade:

  • Students took a Google Expedition through Ancient Greece, we looked at the Acropolis, Parthenon, Santorini and the Elgin Marbles.
  • This week we will work on learning the architecture styles used in ancient Greece.
  • We will start discussing our Greek project this week.

Week of April 8

Posted on Apr 05, 2019

 

Social Studies

5th grade:

  • We will finish Unit 6 Lesson 2, students will have a test on Thursday on this lesson.  There will be a study guide posted to Google Classroom.  
  • When we return from break we will start Lesson 3, The War Begins.

6th grade:

  • Current Events will be presented Thursday, thoughtful reflections will be due Friday.
  • This week we will learn about the architecture in ancient Greece and how we continue to see these structures in buildings today.
  • We will start working on our Greek project, all instructions will be posted on classroom.

5th Grade ELA

 

Fifth Grade ELA Week of April 8-12th

 

We will finish the novel, Bud, Not Buddy this week.  We will have a comprehension test on Thursday.

The students will not be allowed to use this book toward their accelerated point value.  Speaking of that, many students have not begun obtaining their points for the third trimester. The 15 points are due Wednesday, May 29th.

Our final “good copy” of the argumentative essay on whether chocolate milk should be served in schools is due on Tuesday.

Our final “good copy” of their argumentative essay on which vacation would be the better one to choose for your family is due on Wednesday.  Both essays have been written and revised in school. The students were given a rubric a few weeks ago to use as the essays were written.

Social Studies and ELA will combine an assignment that is due on Monday. The students are using evidence to support their answers in Social Studies class. Since this assignment mirrors our current lessons, Ms. Deering and I thought it would be beneficial for the students to see that transfer of knowledge between classes.

Math

 

5th grade Math

The test on decimal numbers will be on Tuesday. A study guide was given to each child last Tuesday; this study guide outlines everything that will be covered on the test.

Wednesday, we will start “Measures of Central Tendency” which covers mean, median, mode, and range for a set of numbers.

 

6th grade Math

The test on ratios will be on Tuesday; a study guide outlining the test was passed out on Friday.

Wednesday, we will begin the second section of the chapter on ratios – proportions and unit rates.

Religion

This week the 5th and 6th Graders will be discussing the meaning and importance of Holy Week.  We will be discussing the Triduum, Way of the Cross, and the Last Supper.

The Sixth Graders will have a Chapter 6 test on Monday, April 8th. 

Enjoy the nice weather this weekend!

Science

5th grade- This week we will look at how much water is actually fresh with an inquiry activity from our workbook and get ready to move on to our Atmosphere.

6th grade-  Monday, we will work on our infographic on Plate Tectonics. A printed color infographic is due on Tuesday. Tuesday and Wednesday we will work on an Earthquake and Volcano Hyperdoc. It will be due on Thursday. 

6 ELA

We are back to reading the novel this week! Students will listen, read and analyze Chapters 13-16 of Freak the Mighty. Ideas of foreshadowing and hyperbole will be reviewed. 

In addition, students have been working on the Music Connection assignment, making connections between a song of their choice and Freak the Mighty. Students are required to annotate the song lyrics and then write an analysis comparing the song to the novel. This assignment is due on Tuesday, 4/9. 

From my family to yours, have a wonderful Easter holiday!
 
 
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