Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
Don’t forget, this Sunday we set our clocks back one hour. Yahoo! We get an extra hour of sleep! This is perfect timing as we will have a busy week with much to learn and a favorite tradition to celebrate.
First up, there will not be Monday morning mass as this Friday is our annual Saints’ Day Assembly and Procession with mass immediately following. Be sure to stop by and enjoy this great celebration of our Church heroes. Lastly, Tuesday is Pizza Lunch day.
A BIG thank you to all of you for supporting our last minute field trip to hear the San Diego Symphony! Your support made this great trip a success. Thank you!!! A HUGE thank you to the parents who were able to clear their busy schedules to drive and chaperone for this amazing experience.
Please be sure to check the Curriculum Update below to see what we are learning this week in fifth grade!
Curriculum Update for the Week of November 2, 2015:
Religion: Continue Chapter 5: Reception of those to be baptized; Liturgy of the Word; the important signs and symbols of Baptism; the parts of the baptism; Saint Report due on Friday
Math: Basic multiplication concepts; multiplication with nonunion fractions; multiplication with fractional solutions; multiply a fraction by a fraction; ALEKS
Reading: Continue to read and discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Chapters 7-9; Begin to write Persuasive/Argumentative paragraph for “The House Sorting Ceremony” SMA Style;0)
Language Arts: Grammar: Continue unit on Verbs: sit/set, rise/raise, lie/lay; verb tenses and “to be” verbs; Vocabulary Workshop: Begin unit 4
Social Studies: Continue Chapter 3: Conquest of the Americas- Cortes and Coronado; New Spain grows- new settlements, Junipero Serra and Pope; Explorer’s Report work day on Wednesday
Music: Continue to practice and learn music for the Christmas Pagaent
Art: Continue to explore the art and culture of the Pacific Islands, especially batik fabric design and Tiki culture; Understand and use symmetry in an art work; Use crayons and black ink or paint to simulate the batik wax-resist fabric dying technique; Make an original Tiki Mask design in wax-resist
I hope everyone has a fantastic week! Thank you for all you do to support your fifth grader and SMA! Take care and God bless!
Your Fifth Grade Teacher
Head of Muggle Studies