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Fifth Grade - Mrs. Hughes
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Science - Mrs. O’Shea
Math - Mrs. Folliard








Week of May 28

Posted on May 24, 2019

Social Studies

5th Grade

  • The turn of the century, students will learn about Roosevelt's presidency and our movement into World War I
  • The Roaring 20's and Women's Suffrage
  • World War II will be our ending studies this year.  Students will get an overview of what led to the United States entry to the war and how the allies won.

6th Grade

  • Students will finish their studies of Ancient Rome this week, there will be a review game on Thursday, test on Friday.
  • Students have been working on a travel ancient Rome pamphlet, they will finish these Wednesday.


Why are so many Patriotic American Holidays forgotten? It's important that our heroes in uniform and their families who support them are honored and remembered. These days were implemented to be observed! Students have selected from the following list: 

  • Flag Day
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Pearl Harbor Day
  • Gold Star Mothers Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Veterans Day
  • VE Day
  • VJ Day

Each group must research the importance of the day they selected. Format was discussed in class. After researching, students will create a visual presentation on Google Slides and create a script to accompany the presentation. We will begin presentations later this week. 

In addition, ARs are due by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 5/28, unless the student asked for an extension. Please have your child check their lockers, backpacks and bedrooms for any books that may belong to school. Thank you so much for your help! 

5th Grade ELA

After you select your science fiction or fantasy book, try to visualize making a game, which incorporates parts of the book. Use the following guidelines when you create your board game:

  1. Use the characters in your book as “the pieces” of the game. You must have at least two game pieces.

  2. Use the setting of the book as the game board. Remember that color can make all the difference. Use a lot of color and keep in mind that you want your game board to be neat and well organized. Your game board must be made out of poster board or of some other material that is thicker than construction paper. Your game board must be at least 18 inches high, as well as 18 inches wide. If you are planning to make your game board a special shape, be sure that your board would fit the 18” x 18” measurement if it were in a square.

  3. Use the plot of the book as the moves of the game. These plot moves will give players information about the story as they play your game. You must include at least 25 moves in your game.

  4. Write clear, concise instructions, explaining how to play the game. Your directions must be written out in a creative way. In other words, do not simply write the directions on a piece of binder paper. Think of a neat way to tie the directions into your game.

Your grade for this project will be based on the clarity of your instructions, the appearance of the game board, the creativity of the game, and the entertainment potential of your game, as well as on how well you followed instructions and included the required criteria. In addition, your game MUST reflect the content of your book


This week, in 5th and 6th, we will be joining our prayer partners and doing a STEM activity. I will need each 5th and 6th grader to bring in a full, tall can of Pringles. 

This week

5th grade- We will create a diagram on Seesaw to show we know the relationship between Earth's Spheres. We will then start on Plants.

6th grade- We will use various sources to research and learn about Rocks and Minerals. 

Week of May 20th

Posted on May 19, 2019

5th grade Math

The current math packet is due back on Friday of this week.

Today we will begin multiplying fractions.

The assessments for 5th grade are Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th.  Friday will be set aside for any child who needs extra time.

6th grade Math

the current math packet is due back on May 31st.

This week, we will look at part 2 of solving proportions with percents using the is/of method.

The assessments dates are Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st.

Social Studies

5th Grade:

  • This week we will be working on our chapter review, our Unit 6 test will be Wednesday.  Students should be studying vocabulary terms and main ideas/battles from the Civil War.
  • Thursday we will start moving towards the 1900's

6th Grade:

  • We will continue working through Ancient Rome, we will start talking about the architecture styles of Rome.
  • This week will be our last Current Events presentations and thoughtful reflections.


Are "ancient" philosophies still pertinent today? This is the question that the 6th graders will be pondering this week. 

After 25 centuries, people still reference Confucius' wise sayings. Students will read about Confucius and find a saying that connects with a certain time in their lives. Students will write a narrative essay that connects with Confucius' philosophy. 

Format discussion will take place on Tuesday. Essays are due on Friday. 

Week of May 3th Math

Posted on May 11, 2019

5th grade Math

Monday is Accelerated Math and the final math packet of the year will be passed out.  This is a 2 week math packet that is due back on Friday, May 24th.

We will finish up the chapter on Measures of Central Tendency this week.  The test will be on Friday; a study guide will be p[assed out on Wednesday and a final assignment will be given on Thursday.  Both of these will help your child to better prepare for the test.

6th grade Math

Monday is Accelerated Math and the final math packet of the year will be passed out.  It will be due back on Friday, May 31st.

This week, we will continue to work with proportions.  We will be incorporating percents into proportions and making the connection between percents as fractions but also as part to whole ratios.

Social Studies

5th Grade:

  • Students will have a quiz Wed on Unit 6 Lesson 4
  • We will finish lesson 6 this week, learning about the Reconstruction of the South.
  • There will be a Unit 6 Test on Tuesday, May 21.  All notes are posted on Classroom and a study guide will be posted as well.

6th Grade:

  • Roman Republic, students will learn about the structure of the Roman government in ancient times and the social levels.
  • Students will complete a webquest on the Roman government this week
  • Current Events will be presented Thursday, Thoughtful Reflections are due Friday 5-17

Week of May 6th

Posted on May 03, 2019


5th grade Math

The current math packet is due back on Friday.

This week, we will wrap up the chapter on Measures of Central Tendency covering mode and range for a set of numbers.  The test will be sometime early next week.

Due to a conflict, the 5th grade assessments will be changed to: Wednesday May 29th – computation portion and Thursday, May 30th – application portion.

6th grade Math

The current math packet is due back on Friday.

The first part of the week will be spent on solving proportions when the given part to part ratio must first be converted to a part to whole ratio.  Our focus will continue to be setting up the proportion so that the units match and using cross multiply and divide to solve when necessary.

Thursday and Friday, I hope to begin “unit rates.”


The fifth graders will be having a test on Chapter 12, Monday, May 6th.  They also need to know the 5 Kinds of Prayer, definitions, and examples of each.  They will be having a test on Unit 3 which a study guide of response questions and answers will be handed out on Monday.  This test will be on Wednesday, May 8th.

The sixth graders will be having a test on Chapter 7 on Monday, May 6th. They will also need to know the 10 Commandments in order with correct spelling.  They were given a copy on 5/1.  We will also begin studying Chapter 8 "Our Journey and God's Presence".

May Crowning is Friday, May 10th, at 11:00.  All are welcomed to this beautiful ceremony. 

Have a great weekend!  There is a rumor that we are having beautiful weather!!!


5th- We are studying the Atmosphere and the Effects the Atmosphere can have on Earth's other systems. We will learn about the layers of the Atmosphere. We will have a test near the end of next week.

6th grade- We are learning about the different ways fossils are made and the different types of fossils. We will also discuss why finding fossils is so important to help us learn about the past.

Social Studies

5th Grade:

  • This week we will start learning about the Emancipation Proclamation, and Union victories. 
  • Students will watch a video clip from Civil War Battlefields that shows students the battlefields, the plans and the outcomes of the battles that we have studied so far.  

6th Grade:

  • Ch 8 review Monday, game Tuesday and Ch 8 test Wednesday
  • We will begin Ancient Rome this week, students will learn about the geography and myths about the start of this civilization.
  • Current events will resume next week


This week we finish the novel Freak the Mighty. In addition, we will discuss theme and plot structure for the novel. Final assessment will be on Thursday. 

Students will be given the essay on Monday to prepare for the assessment on Thursday. The essay is: Who is the hero of the novel? 

Specific requirements for the essay can be found on Google Classroom. Good luck!