Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Yes, you guessed it… the fifth graders will begin reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone this week. I have been waiting for this day for so long. I cannot wait to share all of the magical excitement with the class. I hope you are able to join in the fun with some great discussions at home.
Don’t forget, there is Monday morning mass this week and we will meet our first grade buddies in the Junior Yard and walk to the church together. Tuesday is pizza lunch and Friday is SMA Spirit Wear day. Be sure to mark your weekly calendar with these events.
Below is this coming week’s Curriculum Update. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Curriculum Update for the Week of October 19, 2015:
Religion: Finish Chapter 4 and review for the Chapter 4 test. Chapter 4 Test next Tuesday; Please continue to work on Saint Reports at home
Math: Continue Chapter 2: Subtracting with whole numbers and decimals; regrouping and reordering; rounding decimals; Chapter 2 quiz on lessons 4-7 on Thursday
Reading: Read and discuss Chapters 1-4 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Complete comprehension activities and topics that include character, theme and setting
Langauge Arts: Vocabulary Workshop: Vocabulary cards due Tuesday; Complete Unit 3 workbook pages; Grammar: verb phrases and irregular verbs; Writing: Begin to discuss and write Explorer’s Report for Social Studies
Social Studies: Continue Chapter 3: New ideas in Europe; the Renaissance; navigation and a sea route to Asia
Art: Explore the art of the Pacific Islands, especially batik fabric design and Tiki sculpture; Understand and use symmetry in an art work; Use crayons and black ink or paint to simulate the batik wax-resistant fabric dying technique; Make an original Tiki mask design in wax-resist
Music: Continue to work on Christmas pageant songs
Thank you, parents for all you do to support your fifth graders at hime. I am blessed to have such an active group of parents as partners in education. Have a magical week and enjoy your weekend. Take care and God bless!
Your Fifth Grade Teacher
Head of Muggle Studies