Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week of March 18th, 2013

Hello students,

Here are some announcement for this week:
  • P.E. is on Thursday at 1:00PM
  • Stations of the Cross will be lead by 8th grade at 2:00PM on Thursday
  • This Friday is a full day with 3:00PM dismissal
In math, we are continuing Topic 12 and furthering our understanding of fractions. Currently we are working on multiplying and dividing mixed numbers. Please look through the following websites to gain additional support & practice:
Multiplying Mixed Numbers Video 
Multiplying Mixed Numbers Practice 
Dividing Mixed Numbers Video 

Language Arts
In Language Arts we are continuing Theme 6, Animal Encounters. We are starting and ending our final selection of the theme this week, "My Side of the Mountain". You can find the new spelling & vocabulary words at the right of the blog. Following Easter Break we will be starting the novel, Holes, by Louis Sachar. Please secure a copy from either your local library or bookstore by the time school resumes.
Social Studies
Students have just been assigned their final projects for the American Revolution Unit in Social Studies. They are to choose from three options and turn in their completed project on Wednesday, March 27th. Students can choose from creating a timeline, making a battle map & chart, or creating a Prezi or PowerPoint presentation. Specific requirements can be found for the project on the handout distributed in class. The following websites may help in acquiring the necessary information:
Revolutionary War Timeline
Revolutionary War Timeline
American Revolution Timeline of Events
Timeline of Events w/ Resources
Timeline of Events
Interactive Battle Map
Revolutionary War Animated Battle Map
Battles from the American Revolution

If you need any more help, don't hesitate to ask!

In religion we are learning about the Seven Sacraments of our faith and will be learning about the meaning Palm Sunday (which is this Sunday!). Review the following websites with your children for more information:
The Seven Sacraments
Palm Sunday

Don't forget to attend Family Mass in uniform this Sunday! I hope to see you there!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week of March 4th, 2013

Hello fifth graders!

Here are some announcements for the week:
  • Wednesday is Art Trek at 9:00AM
  • Friday is a full day
  • This Sunday is Family Mass so join us for the Spanish mass at 8:00AM or the English mass at 10:00AM
In Math, we are beginning Topic 12 where we are multiplying and dividing fractions. Review the following videos for some extra help:
  1. Multiplying Fractions Video
  2. Multiplying Fractions & Mixed Numbers Video
  3. Dividing Fractions Videos
Use the following exercises to gain extra practice:
  1. Multiplying Fractions Activity
  2. Dividing Fractions Activity
In Science we are continuing our unit on the Solar System. Next we will be learning about the sun. Check out the following links:
Why do we study the sun? - Nasa
Kid's Astronomy: Our Sun

Social Studies
In Social Studies, we are continuing to study the American Revolution. We have just studied the Declaration of Independence. Have a look at the sites below for more activities and games:
  1. Liberty's Kids 
  2. Look at the Declaration up close!
  3. Sign the declaration yourself!
Language Arts
We have finished our animal research reports and we're moving on to a new theme in our Reading Program, "Animal Encounters". Our first selection is titled "The Grizzly Bear Family Book". You'll find the new spelling and vocabulary words at the side of the blog.
Don't forget that we are entering a very important part of church history! We are electing a new Pope! The Cardinals will be entering the Papal Conclave (as we discussed in class) and will start the long, detailed voting process. What characteristics do you think a good Pope needs to have?

Also, don't forget to keep up the good work with your Lenten sacrifices! '