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5th May 19 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 22-26

I cannot believe the last week of school is already here! I have so enjoyed spending everyday with your child this year! A BIG thank you to each of you parents for all of your support throughout the school year as well. 

  • Students will be reviewing all of the concepts that we learned over the year in Math. 
  • Please continue to encourage your child to read at home each evening in order to meet their Reading Counts Goal!
  • Country projects will be finished and presented. Presentations will begin on Tuesday, May 23.
    • Tuesday, May 23
      • ​J.B.,  S.B., B.H., N.L., B.R., M.S., T.V. 
    • Wednesday, May 24
      • ​M.B., R.H., K.H., J.M., C.S., N.T. 
  • Students will finish writing about their "dream vacation". 
  • The End-of-the-Year projects will be coming home on Thursday!
  • Science Test is scheduled for Thursday, May 25. 

The last day of school is Friday, May 26th. Please note that this is an 11:00 dismissal. 

I hope that you all have a wonderful and relaxing summer! 

 

5th May 12 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 15-19

Language Arts 

  • The Lesson 6 Wordly Wise Test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17. 
  • Students will begin their final writing assignment for the year. They will be writing about their dream vacation. 
  • We will be starting an end-of-the-year project this week. This project will provide students an opportunity to reflect back on 5th Grade and look ahead towards 6th Grade! Look for this project to come home at the end of next week. I hope that it is a keepsake your child will enjoy looking back on in the years to come. 
  • As always, please encourage your child to read independently each evening. The quarter is quickly coming to a close! Also, the school library is now closed so please remind your child that it is time to begin returning books. 

Math 

  • We will be talking about customary units of weight and capacity this week. Students will practice converting both of these units. 

Geography 

  • Last week your child was assigned their final Geography project. Each student selected a country that they will research and present to the class. The project outline and research note sheet went home last Wednesday, May 10. Please ask your student to share these papers with you if you have not seen them :)
  • This project is similiar to our rainforest project; students will need to complete the research at home but will create their physical project here in school. Completed research is due on Tuesday, May 16. Final projects are due on Tuesday, May 23. 

Religion 

  • We will begin our final chapter this week, Holy Orders and Matrimony. 
  • Adoration Thursday, May 18 9:35-10:05

Important Information 

  • FIELD DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 19. We are still in need of many volunteers to help make this day a success. If you are available to help please call the office to sign up. 
  • FIELD DAY is a NOON DISSMISSAL 
  • Last Day of School is Friday, May 26. 11:00 Dissmissal 
5th May 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 8-12

Language Arts 

  • We will begin Unit 6 in Wordly Wise this week. 
  • Students will finish thier "Oh the Places I Will Go" writing activity. 
  • Please continue to encourage your child to read independently at home each evening in order to make progress to their Reading Counts goal. Believe it or not, we only have three weeks left of school! 

Math 

  • Test over multiplying and dividing fractions is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10. 
  • We will be studying measurement for the remainder of the school year. This week we will look at measuring length to the nearest quarter inch as well as converting customary units of length. 

Social Studies 

  • We are concluding our study of Australia and New Zealand. The test for this chapter is scheduled for Friday, May 12. 
  • Students will be selecting a country that they wish to study for an end-of-the-year project. Majority of this project should be completed at school, but some research and material gathering will need to be completed at home. This project will be introduced to your child at the end of this week. 

Religion 

  • We willl be completing the Family Life program this week. Students did an excellent job participating in our conversations last week and I look forward to continuing this program with them these next few days. 

Important Information 

  • S.T.A.R.T. Graduation is WEDNESDAY, May 10 at 2:00pm in the Gym. Please join us for a short graduation ceremony and light refreshments. 
  • Flower Sale Pick up is THURSDAY, May 11 at the Picnic Grounds, from 3-5 pm.
  • STEM Challenge this Friday! Ask your student what we did!
  • Field Day on Friday, May 19.  Contact school if you can help with this fun day!  This is a noon dismissal day!
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ON MAY 26!  11:00 dismissal
5th May 05 2017 Science

Science

  • Over the next two weeks in 5th grade Science
    • Measuring and comparing the amounts of effort needed to raise a load by using a fixed pulley, a moveable pulley, and a pulley system.
    • Observing and describing gears
    • Describing the functions of tools
    • Researching the history and development of a tool
    • Identifying Engineering Occupations / Describing the roles of Engineers

 

 

5th April 30 2017 Science

Science / May 1-5

This week we will be identifying simple machines.  In class we will also be identifying, describing, and comparing inclined planes, a wedge, screw, wheel and axle, as well as a first-class and second-class levers.

5th April 28 2017 Homeroom

Week of May 1-5

Language Arts

  • The Wordly Wise Lesson 5 Test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3. 
  • We will be finishing our imaginitive narratives this week. Students have been writing about the meeting between a strange creature and a human. Once these projects are finished, we will move directly to our next assignment. 
  • Cheesburger Book Projects are due on Thursday, May 4. Please help your child read through the rubric carefully so that they address all parts of the project. 

Math 

  • Topics Covered this Week: 
    • Multiplying Fractions by Mixed Numbers 
    • Dividing Fractions 
      • We will be using the KFC method to divide fractions. 
        • K: keep the first fraction the same 
        • F: flip the second fraction 
        • C: change the division sign to multiplication and multiply as usual 
  • There will be a test over multiplying and dividing fractions early next week. 

Geography 

  • Students will be learning about the aboroginals in Australia and New Zealand. 
  • We will also be looking at the impact that the Europeans had when they first arrived in this region. 

Religion 

  • The open study guide test for Chapter 16 has been reschuled to this Monday, May 1. 
  • May Crowning is Wednesday, May 3 right after 7:45am mass. 
  • We will begin Family Life on Wednesday, May 3. Permission slips went home on Friday in the weekly folder. There is a box to mark if you do want your child to participate and a different box to mark if you do not. This permission slip needs to be signed and returned either way please! 

Important Information 

  • We will be watching the annual Jack-and-Jill practice game between 7th and 8th grade on Tuesday afternoon. Students will recieve their treat from Kona Ice treat as they cheer on their schoolmates! 
  • Annual Catholic Appeal envelopes went home with each student on Friday. Please have your child return this envelope to school on Friday, May 5. There will be a special collection at mass on this day. 
  • Friday, May 5 is a NOON DISSMISSAL 
  • S.T.A.R.T. Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 in the Gym! 
5th April 12 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 24-28

Important Information 

  • $1.00 CARDINALS DRESS DOWN DAY Tuesday, April 25. Ice Cream will also be sold at lunch for $1.00 
  • S.T.A.R.T. Essays are due this Wednesday, April 26. Please make sure that your child brings a hard copy of their essay with them to school on that day. 
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Field Trip is this Thursday, April 27. Please have your child wear spirit wear and bring a sack lunch and drink in a drawstring backpack. We are still looking for one more chaperone for our trip. Please contact me if you are interested and available! :)
  • 5th Grade will be shadowing 6th Grade this Friday, April 28! This will be agreat day for your student to see what they have to look forward to next year as a middle schooler here at St. Paul! 
  • NOON DISMISSAL FRIDAY, MAY 5
  • S.T.A.R.T. Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 @ 2:00pm in the gym. 

Language Arts 

  • We will be finishing up our imaginative narrative about a meeting between a human and a strange creature. 
  • Worldy Wise Lesson 5 will begin this week. The test will the middle of next week. 
  • We will be reviewing comma rules. (ex. commas in a series and commas with conjunctions)
  • Cheesburger Book Projects are due next Thursday, May 4. All of the information for this project went home in the Wednesday folder on April 5. 

Math 

  • Multiplying Fractions by Fractions

Geography 

  • We will begin our unit over Australia and New Zealand. We will focus on the physical geography and climate this week. 

Religion 

  • We will be finishing Ch.16 this week. Ch.16 is all about God's mercy. There is an open study guide test on Wednesday, April 26. 
  • We have the readings this week at mass. If your child is a reader please practice at home together :) 
    • Wednesday, April 26
      • First Reading: S.B. 
      • Psalm: N.L. 
      • Petitions: K.H. 
    • Friday, April 28
      • First Reading: B.R. 
      • Psalm: M.B. 
      • Petitions: B.H. 
5th April 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 10-13

Monday, April 10

  • Stations of the Cross @ 8:30 
  • Father Blessing will be visiting our class right after Stations. 
  • Students will continue working with their partner/group on their cumlative Esperanza Rising project. 
  • Genius Hour Presentations: RH, KH, JB, TV

Tuesday, April 11

  • Book Clubs will meet today instead of our usual Thursday time. 
  • Students will finish their Esperanza Rising projects. 
  • Students will be reflecting on the Stations of the Cross by completing a "craftivity". 
  • Genius Hour Presentations: JM, MS, SB, BH, NT

Wednesday, April 12

  • Class Meeting with Mrs. Schaeffer. 
  • Students will be watching Mulan and comparing the movie to what we have learned about in Geography. Students will identify things that are both accurate and false. 
  • Genius Hour Presentations: MB, BR, CS, NL

Thursday, April 13 

  • We will having a Seder Meal with our 2nd Grade Buddies! This is a very unique and powerful experience for students. Mrs. Voltz and I are excited to give your child the opportunity to learn about and partake in this activity. 
  • NOON DISSMISAL! 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Field Trip permission slips will be sent home on Monday. Please return the field trip permission slip ASAP. Our trip is Thursday, April 27. Please contact me if you are willing to chaperone. 
  • S.T.A.R.T. Essays are due on Wednesday, April 26. 
  • 5th Graders will be shadowing a 6th Grader all day on Friday, April 28! This will be an excellent opportunity for your child to see what they have to look forward to in Middle School next year! They will be going to all classes with 6th Grade that day as well as recess and lunch with all of Middle School. 
  • Cheesburger Book Projects are due Thursday, May 4. All of the information for this project went home in last week's Wednesday Folder. 
  • NO SCHOOL FRIDAY,  APRIL 14 - SUNDAY, APRIL 23. ENJOY YOUR EASTER!
5th April 02 2017 Homeroom

Week of April 3-7

Language Arts 

  • Students set thier 4th Quarter Reading Counts Goals last week. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home each evening. 
  • We will be finishing Esperanza Rising this week! Students will be completing a final project for this book instead of taking a written test. They will have the option to complete this project with a partner or independently. This project should be able to be completly finished in-class. The projects are due on Tuesday, April 11.
  • Students will begin writing a narrative, imaginative story about a meeting between a person and a strange creature. 
  • The final book project will be assigned during the middle of this week. Please be on the lookout for the rubric/instructions that will be coming home with your child. 

Math 

  • Students will learn how to subtract mixed numbers. 
  • There will be a short quiz over adding and subtracting mixed numbers on Wednesday, April 5. 
  • Ch.10 is all about multiplying and dividing fractions. We will discuss multiplying fractions by whole numbers at the end of this week. 

Social Studies

  • We have concluded our study of East Asia. The test is scheduled for this Thursday, April 6. 

Religion 

  • Stations of the Cross Monday @ 2:30 pm 
  • Students will begin their study of Ch.16: God is Merciful. This week, they will learn about the Coporal and Spliritual Works of Mercy. 
  • Adoration this Thursday 9:35-10:05 

Important Information 

  • Please begin working on the S.T.A.R.T. Essay with your student at home this week. We will be brainstorming together as a class on Monday. Remember that this essay is a completely at-home assignment and is due on Wednesday, April 26. This is a requirement in order for your child to graduate from S.T.A.R.T. 
  • Genius Hour Projects are due THIS FRIDAY, April 7. Please make sure that all parts of your child's presentation are brought to school and/or shared with me online on this day. Presentations will take place next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 4/10-4/12. 
  • STEM Challenge this Friday! Ask your student what they did :)
  • Mrs. Lovette will be teaching Safe Touch to 5th Grade on Wednesday, April 12. The office will be sending home more information on this program this week. 
  • NOON DISMISSAL Thursday, April 13. 
  • Spring Break Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23. 
5th March 17 2017 Homeroom

Weeks of March 21-24 and March 27-31

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

Please read this entire post as it covers the next two weeks of school.

There is a TON of important information!

Language Arts 

  • Students will be taking the SRI Test to determine their Lexile range for 4th Quarter. 
  • We will be finishing up our "Pet Monster" writing. I am excited for you to see the product. Each student has some really funny and unique advice on how to take care of their pet monster. 
  • Students will read Ch.11-13 of Esperanza Rising. There are only 14 chapters in our story, so we are nearing the end. We will be having a cumlative project at the end of the book instead of a written test. Majority of this project should be done in school. 
  • Students will be reading a couple short stories about space flight to begin our unit on Point of View. They will read these stories and compare them. 

Math 

  • We will be having a test over the first part of Ch.9 on Thursday, March 23. The test will covering adding and subtracting fractions with both like and unlike denominators. 
  • Students will then move on to discuss converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. 
  • We will also be discussing adding mixed numbers. 

Social Studies

  • We will be focusing on the culture of East Asia. What are the most populous cities? What do they eat? What is education like? What are the major religions? Etc.
  • The East Asia test will be during the first week of April.

Religion 

  • Students will be focusing on Lent for the next couple week. We will be discussing the meaning and symbols of Lent.
  • We will be having the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the afternoon of Thursday, March 23. 
  • Stations of the Cross will be Monday, March 27 @ 8:30am.

 Important Information 

  • Just a reminder that I will be gone Thursday afternoon - Tuesday the 28th for my wedding! I will not be checking my email during this time. Please contact the office if you have any specific messages regarding abscences, early dismissal, etc. Mrs. Pam Hoff will be the subsitute. HUGE thank you again for the wonderful shower last week! 
  • We will have our final in-class work day for our next Genius Hour projects on Tuesday, March 21. All other work that your child needs to complete will have to be done at home. Genius Hour projects will be due on Friday, April 7. Presentations should be between 5-10 minutes long. Students will present their projects during the week of April 10-14. 
  • Donuts with Dad is THIS WEDNESDAY 7:00-7:40am in the gym. After enjoying a donut with their child we would love to have Dad or your child's Special Person join us for our 7:45am Mass. I will be in the classroom that morning for students to drop off their belongings before heading over to mass. 
  • Report Cards go home on FRIDAY, MARCH 24. Their will be two copies of the report card in your envelope. Please sign and return one copy to school. 
  • The Spring Fling is almost here! 5th Grade will be performing several recorder songs at the performance. They have been working so hard to learn this very difficult instrument! Performances are Thursday, March 30 @ 7:00pm and Friday, March 31 @ 10:00am in the gym. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. White directly at jwhite@stpaulknights.org 
  • Grandparents Day is on Friday, March 31! We will begin with 7:45am mass followed by breakfast in the gym. Students are then welcome to show their grandparents around the school! Grandparents will have the opportunity to watch their grandchildren in the Spring Fling at 10:00. There is a NOON DISMISSAL that day with NO AFTERCARE. 

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