5th Grade News

 April 13, 2018

  • 8am Mass on Tuesday, April 17th
  • Health Fair and Healthworld Puberty Talk on Friday, April 20th
  • DARE Graduation on Tuesday, April 24th @ 8:30 in Morrissey Hall

Happy Spring! 

Students in 117 are connecting their social studies to the novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond in reading. It is a great experience to connect their literature experience to social studies.  It is a difficult novel and it may be helpful to read the novel with your child.  Students in 116 are reading The Westing Game which is also a challenging novel.  Students are working hard to analyze characters while trying to solve a murder  mystery! 

Since April is National Poetry Month, we will be writing poems for the next couple of weeks.  Students will be studying figurative language and will incorporate different types of figurative language into their writing.

In social studies, we are digging in to Chapter 8 studying all the different events that lead up to the Revolutionary War.  In class we have made time lines and we will be studying the different ways colonists communicated and united before the war broke out.  

In math, we are finished up our geometry chapter (chapter 11). The students are working really hard and I am so proud of them because it is a very difficult chapter. Our test will be Thursday, April 19 on Chapter 11. I will do plenty of review with the students, but if they every need to come in early for help I am always here by 7:20 a.m. We will go back to Chapter 9 after our test and focus on graphing and patterns.

In science, the students are currently working on projects to present to the class on how weathering and erosion shape our Earth. They are working very hard and putting so much effort in to the project, which makes me so proud! We will move on to lesson 2 next week, which talks about how water changes the Earth’s surface.

In religion, we will complete our last D.A.R.E. lesson next week and we continue our work in the second step program and our text.  We are learning how the Church is the Body of Christ and includes lay Faithful, Ordained ministers and The Consecrated Life. We learn the marks of the Church that the Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.

Last but not least, please remember the 5th grade service project is collecting cans.  We have been collecting cans throughout the school; however, we can also use cans the students bring from home.  Next time you go to put them in YOUR recycling bin, stop, and put them in a bag for your child to bring to school.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Mrs. Gridelli and Ms. Fleck 

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