What Are We Doing This Week?
Special Announcements and Reminders
***Please return signed report cards.
***Wednesday, March 21st is a sprit day.
***We will be going to confession on Thursday, March 22nd.
***Our computer safety talk will be on Thursday, March 22nd. Please send back the permission form if you haven't already.
***Spring break will be March 26-30th. We're almost there!!!!! :) :)
We have practiced, practiced, practiced multiplying and dividing fractions. The chapter 10 test will be this Wednesday. Students will get their practice test on Tuesday.
You should continue to see "Minute Math" sheets coming home weekly. These sheets include 10 math problems that review different concepts. Students complete them alone in class, and then we go over them as a whole group. They will not harm the students' grades. However, I do challenge and encourage the students to do the best they can.
***Students can find tutorials for math concepts on the 5th grade webpage. The link is under "math" and "pageLinks" as well. There is also always a mini tutorial for every math lesson located on the ConnectED site. This is a good way for students to see how a concept is taught. Maybe they forget how to do a problem once they get home from school? Maybe they need to see problems completed a different way? Use this resource! Students will be given their ConnectEd login information this week, and I will also be giving it out to parents at open house as well.
We will be focusing on poems this week. We will be learning about free verse and lyric poems and talking about what poems contain.
Just a reminder-Each Monday students get a new vocab list. This goes home on their spelling list. We talk about the words and typically play a game. Then, students are asked to write a sentence about these words or finish a sentence that is already started. We are working hard on making complete sentences and using the correct context for the words. Students are tested over these words on Fridays. Any help at home with this is always appreciated. :)
***Students have usernames and passwords for www.readtheory.org. This website can be used at home for extra reading and English practice. I can view student progress through the teacher account. It is a great tool for everyone!
We will be finishing up chapter 12 this week which taught us about the young United States. Students will have their test over this chapter on Friday.
We are starting to talk about the different kinds of prayer and our daily prayer habits.
We have been talking about Earth's major systems. We are focusing on the biosphere this week.
Spelling words went home today! Test on Friday.
***Spelling words go home each Monday, and students have their tests on Fridays. The lists that go home on Mondays also contain vocab words that will appear on their Friday reading tests. We spend each Monday learning our spelling and vocab words and reviewing on Thursday. However, students need to practice these throughout the week as much as possible.