Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
It looks like this week will be a dry one. I definitely hope so! Thankfully we are back to our regular schedule. We will be celebrating Monday mass this week. Please drop your fifth grader off at the Junior Yard so that we are able to walk over to the church with our first grade buddies. Just a reminder, this Tuesday will be pizza lunch. No need to pack lunch or order Choice Lunch.
Please check this week’s Curriculum Update to see what we are learning in the fifth grade.
Curriculum Update for the week of January 11, 2016:
Religion: Finish Chapter 10: Jesus is the Bread of Life; We are strengthen to be disciples; Chapter 10 Review; Chapter 10 Test next Monday
Math: Shift patterns in multiplication; Patterns with fives and zeros; sharing methods for multiplication; multiply two-digit numbers
Reading: Continue to read and discuss, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Complete comprehension activities
Langauge Arts: Writing: paragraph on what it means to be a part of the SMA Family; WorksVocabulary Workshop: Continue unit 6- see homework schedule for daily exercises; Unit 6 Test on Friday; Grammar: Continue unit on Nouns: plurals, noun determiners and possessives; No Spelling this week!
Social Studies: Finish chapter 5: Life in New England, fishing and whaling, The Triangular Trade, The Middle Passage; Chapter 5 Test on Friday
Art: Make a connection to the Religion study of the feast day or Our Lady of Guadalupe; Learn chalk pastel techniques; Use line, shape, and pattern in a drawing of Our Lady of Guadalupe
I hope everyone has a fantastic week! Thank you for all you do to make SMA such an amazing place to learn. Take care and God bless.
Ms. Eileen Griffin
Your Fifth Grade Teacher
Head of Muggle Studies