Welcome to 5A!
Fifth Grade Rocks!!!
Welcome to 5A!!
March 18, 2019
We are now in the third and final trimester of the year. Report cards will be distributed on Thursday, March 21. The fifth graders will work on the CoGAT tests this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Each child needs to have 2 #2 pencils, a good night's rest, and a nutritious breakfast. Have a fantastic week! Happy spring!
Mrs. Scheirer's Classes
Week of: March 18-22, 2019
Psalm of the Week
Psalm 27- "The Lord is my light and my salvation."
Religion- We will begin chapter 20, which is a review of unit 4. We will discuss what has been learned about the sacraments of Service. The tentative date for the unit 4 test is Thursday, March 28.
Math - This week we will review range, mean, mode, and median, discuss what symmetry is, and begin working on probability, chapter 7. We will work on figuring out the probability of an event happening. It is extremely important for the children to master their multiplication facts! Please make sure they practice them at home.
Social Studies- We will continue chapter 8, "The Colonists Unite." We will discuss what led the colonists to want their independence and why the signing of the Declaration of Independence was important. The chapter 8 test will be given on Thursday, March 21.
Reading- The vocabulary test for "Molly Pitcher" will be given on Monday, March 18 and the comprehension test will be given on Tuesday, March 19. We will then begin the next story, "James Forten." We will work on the vocabulary words, the skill of chronological order, and orally read and discuss the story. The vocabulary test for this story will be given on Tuesday, March 26 and the comprehension test will be given on Wednesday, March 27.
Spelling- This week we will work on the list 25 words. The list 25 test will be given on Friday, March 22. From now until the end of the school year, the students will have all 25 words on their spelling tests.
The list 25 words are: elect, election, tense, tension, react, reaction, confess, confession, decorate, decoration, contribute, contribution, express, expression, imitate, imitation, connect, connection, admire, admiration, fascinate, fascination, construction, and construction. (There are only 24 words this week because they are in pairs.)
**Each week the children will be given two sentences on their spelling tests using any words that we have worked with during the school year.**
English- This week will will continue working with sentences. We will talk about compound and complex sentences and review the main parts of a sentence. The chapter 7 sentence test will be given on Monday, March 25.
Science- This week we will do some activities on friction and magnetism. We will also discuss buoyancy and density. There will be a short magnetism and density quiz on Wednesday, March 27.
The following is a list of the diocesan letter grading scale.
Letter Grading Scale Equivalents
O- Outstanding 97-99
VG- Very Good 90-96
G- Good 85-89
S- Satisfactory 75-84
N- Needs Improvement 70-74
U- Unsatisfactory below 70
**Test folders will be sent home on Friday. All tests in test folders need to be signed and brought back by Wednesday.**
**Extra Math help is available Wednesdays after school from 2:50 to 3:30. If your child is staying, please send in a note to me. Thank you.**
**HFS is currently offering the RAINBOWS program that is a support group helped by trained teacher-facilitators. It is for those children experiencing a single parent family, a step family, or the death of a loved family member. If interested, please call Mrs. Hynes immediately through the school office for questions and/or registration. The program runs Mondays 2:55-3:25.**
**Father Tobias would like the children to bring in their Sunday envelopes or loose change to class Masses on Fridays.**
5A Specials 2018-2019
Monday- Health (eow)
Tuesday- Computers, FIM
Wednesday- Phys. Ed., Spanish
Friday- Library, Music