5th Grade Newsletter
May 8th-May 12th
Religion – We started a unit on Morality this week. We are using the Cardinal Virtues to guide this discussion. Next week, the students will create and present skits illustrating the 4 Cardinal Virtues. We will be finishing the year discussing the importance of Mary in our church as well as the mysteries of the Rosary. Students will be assessed in May on the Hail Holy Queen and The Apostles’ Creed. Please continue to add these to your daily prayers at home. We will be participating in praying one decade of the rosary each week in the month of May with the K-4th graders. The next decade will be prayed on Monday May 8 in the church. Please feel free to attend.
Reading/Language Arts – We continue to complete mini lessons/activities for the comprehension strategies. Mrs. Schaffer’s class will continue to work with the Special Needs Lit Circle Unit. Students just finished reading a novel based on a character with a special need and have started researching a special need in groups. The groups will present their findings to the class. Mrs. Anderson’s class is finishing with Lit Circles and will read the whole class book Bridge to Terabithia next. Mrs. Alsin’s Class is finishing with the whole class book Bridge to Terabithia.
Math – We are working on coordinates in class. Your child was challenged last week with creating a figure using all four quadrants. The reveal was an angry bird.
Science -We started exploring the 5 Kingdoms of living things this week and will continue this unit next week as well. Students learned a bit about Cinco de Mayo today and created some fun things. Ask them!
Language Arts – We finished up our Adjective unit with the final assessment today. We will begin working on Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections next week. We will also continue with our Persuasive Writing Unit.
Spelling – Our next Spelling list includes words that contain the prefixes com- and col-