Friday, February 10, 2017

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Religion –We have finished up our Google Slide Presentations on the 7 Sacraments.  Students will be presenting these to the class over the next several weeks.  We encourage you to take a moment and view these presentations at home.  We have started our next unit on the Works of Mercy.  Students will be responsible for know all of the Works of Mercy as well as how a 5th grader can serve others following the Works of Mercy.

Reading/Language Arts – We have finished our MLK unit/informative writing pieces.  Please take a moment to view your child’s completed writing pieces in the hallway during conferences.  We will move back into our routine of independently reading, conferencing, and journal writing about current reading selections.  Following Spring Break, we will take some time to read in Literature Circles.  

Math –  We are working on converting fractions, percents, and decimals.  I am excited to share your child’s progress with you at conferences.  Thank you!      

Social Studies - We have been discussing different types of timelines and students are working on a timeline of their life.  They are looking fantastic!  Can’t wait for all of you to see them next week when you are here for conferences!

Language Arts – We have completed our Verb Unit.  We will review on Monday and take the test on Wednesday (Feb 15).  On the 14th, we will have a special Valentine lesson working on Puns in class. We will need ads from the Sunday paper for this lesson.  If you receive this paper and are willing to donate the ads to our class-that would be great!  Please send them with your child to school on Monday!  Thanks!  We will continue with our “Writing on Demand” unit next week as well.  This unit allows students to practice writing answers to essay questions and other types of prompts typically found on assessments.  It is important for students to understand that every piece of writing produced (long or short), in every profession (including a student) should have an introduction, details, and a conclusion.  Other helpful writing tips are provided in this unit as well (re-state the question in the answer, vary sentence length, use transition words, include a thesis statement etc).  

Spelling –  Due to the short week, we will not have a Spelling list/test next week.