Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Our Last Day Together

Our Last Day

We ended our last day with a very special Mass and said good-bye to same very special teachers and students.  We will miss the Wallace family as they head to Iowa City to be closer to family and wish them all the best of God's blessings.



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Culver's Anyone?

Culver's Lunch

We are so proud of this group of kids.  They were very well behaved, patient, and generous as 83 of them waited in line to be served at Culvers.  Before we left for lunch Mr.s Hade was being taped to the wall by a few of our students.  I didn't get pics of all, sorry but it sure was fun to watch!   

   


  

  

    







5th Grade Band

 Fabulous 5th Grade Band

Mr. Purviance invited all 4th and 5th grade to listen to all the amazing things our 5th Grade Band members learned this year, and drum up some new members for next year.   We are very proud of their wonderful talent.  Mr. Purviance also shared that this is one of his fastest learning groups.  Way to GO!





Friday, May 18, 2018

5th Grade Newsletter
May 21st-May 25th

Monday-Rosary at 9:00, Field Trip all day!  Bring a sack lunch/drink (all disposable).  Wear school uniform.
Tuesday-Dress down passes may be used.
Wednesday-Walk to Culvers for lunch.  Bring own money. Wear school uniform.
Thursday-Field Day
Friday-Last Day! 3:20 dismiss.

Religion – We will be wrapping up our unit on the Rosary! We will be celebrating Mass on Wednesday and Friday at 8:45.

Reading/Language Arts –  We will be recognizing and celebrating our reading accomplishments with an awards ceremony on Friday.  

Math – We are finishing up of unit with volume. Please practice facts over summer. Both journals will be coming home with your
child to keep.

Science - We will wrap up the year with a quiz on the cardiovascular system on Tuesday.

Language Arts – We will wrap up the year with writing and self assessing a personal narrative about our favorite 5th grade memory.
 

Spelling –  Spelling has been completed for the school year!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 14-18: Upcoming Events
  • Monday: Rosary @ 9:00 am, All LIBRARY books due
  • Tuesday: Cultural Day - Australia
  • Wednesday:  Mass
  • Thursday:  
  • Friday:  Code 411 Celebration (bring a healthy drink and sides to go with our Pizza)
  • Monday 21: Talking Canvas Field Trip: In Uniform Need a SACK LUNCH.

5th Grade News May 14th-May 18th







STEAM DAY WAS A SUCCESS!  The students learned about the different levels of the ocean floor, researched a creature from a particular level, and then created it with a variety of art supplies!  Check out the bulletin board in the 4th/5th grade hallway! It looks beautiful! Students in science made a lung out of the liter bottles you so graciously provided and learned the specifics on how our lungs work. In Math, we learned the difference between salt water and fresh water density. We also learned about buoyancy and density through an experiment the students completed using packets of ketchup and the 1 liter bottle they brought from home. Thank you so much for supporting our material needs! :)

Religion –  Our acrostic Mary poems and illustrations are complete and in the hallway.  If you are in the building, please take some time to walk through our hallway.  They turned out beautifully. We also spent time reading about Mary in Scripture Next week we will learn more about the Rosary.  

Reading/Language Arts –  Mrs Anderson’s class 40 Books are due on May 18th and will begin getting their reading binders in order to hand in next week.  Mrs. Alsin’s class will continue to share their “special needs” lit circle research projects. Mrs. Schaffer’s will continue with the whole class book study using Bridge to Terabithia.   

Math – We will be working on writing large and small numbers with powers of ten. We will also be practicing the order in which to solve expressions and equations.  

Science - Students have completed all work on Living Things and will test over this material on Monday May 14.  We are finished with D.O.G. for the year. We will begin our discussion on the Cardiovascular system next week.

Language Arts – We have continued to learn about elements of poetry and figurative language.  This week we learned about similes, metaphors, puns, onomatopoeia, personification and idioms.  Next week we will learn about alliteration, hyperboles, and oxymorons. We will then learn about different types of poems and then write poetry ourselves.
 
Spelling –  Spelling has been completed for the school year!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 7-11: Upcoming Events
  • Monday: Rosary @ 9:00 am
  • Tuesday: 
  • Wednesday: Mass
  • Thursday:  Water Festival Field trip 9:00-2:00 **In UNIFORM, Lunch will be provided.
  • Friday:  STEAM Day activities throughout our day. (more information to come)

5th Grade Newsletter
May 7th-May 11th

Religion – We began our unit on Mary this week. We created an ABC chart of everything we already knew about Mary and continued to add to as we learned more about her. We then used these ABC charts to write an Acrostic Poem about Mary. We will add an illustration of Mary and hang these in the hallway to honor her throughout the month of May. We will spend reading about Mary in Scripture and also take some time to learn more about the Rosary.

Reading/Language Arts – Please take time to look over the packet from Mrs. Anderson’s class over the whole class book, Bridge to Terabithia, this needs to be signed by a parent and returned. Mrs. Alsin’s class will continue to share their “special needs” lit circle research projects. Mrs. Schaffer’s class finished the second round of Lit Circles and started the whole class book study using Bridge to Terabithia.

Math – We will be working on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. Please look for real-world opportunities to explore with your child at home.

Science - We started investigating living things this week, discussing the 5 kingdoms and the way in which scientists classify things into groups to make it easier to find and share information. We will continue with Daily Oral Geography skills so please encourage your child to continue to study their D.O.G. packet.

Language Arts – We spent time learning about conjunctions and prepositions, and interjections this week. The test over these 3 parts of speech will be on Tuesday May 8th. We also began our poetry/figurative language unit. Congratulations to Noah Gaul and Kate Carlson for winning 2nd and 3rd place in the Iowa Poetry Association Contest. Their poems will be published in Lyrical Iowa 2018.

Spelling – Spelling has been completed for the school year!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 30-May 4: Upcoming Events
  • Monday: 
  • Tuesday: 
  • Wednesday: May Crowning Mass Please bring a FLOWER
  • Thursday:  
  • Friday:  Author Skype with Tommy Greenwald

5th Grade Newsletter
April 30th-May 4th

Religion –We continue to work through presenting our Google Slide Presentations on the 7 Sacraments.  We are wrapping up our unit on Beatitudes. Next week, we will begin a unit on Mary and The Rosary as we head into the month of May-The Month of Mary.

Reading/Language Arts –  Mrs. Anderson’s class finished the whole class book, Bridge to Terabithia and will test over it next week.  Mrs. Alsin’s class will continue with their “special needs” lit circles and research projects.  Mrs. Schaffer’s class will finish the second round of Lit Circles next week and will then head into a whole class book study using Bridge to Terabithia.   

Math – The students will be taking a test over Unit 6 on Monday, April 30. Please look for the tests to come home later in the week for your review and signature. Next, we will be working on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. Please look for real-world opportunities to explore with your child at home.     

Science - Students took their assessment over weather today and next week we will be studying organisms and other living things.  We will continue with Daily Oral Geography skills so please encourage your child to continue to study their D.O.G. packet.

Language Arts – We have completed and turned in our Informative Writing papers!  Next week we will spend time learning about poetry and figurative language.
 
Spelling –  Spelling has been completed for the school year!