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Week of May 16

Here's how our week is going:
Religion - Finishing up chapter on Holy Orders.
Language Arts - Working on the next section of our novel, Holes. We have been discussing the art of storytelling and 'connecting the dots' with our major characters! There will be no Wow or Spelling packet this week.
Math - We are reviewing math skills that include long division, adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and then introducing multiplication of fractions.
Science - We are finishing are chapter on matter and start hands-on with electricity.

The final Mass that our 5th grade is planning is this Wednesday, May 18th. Please come join us in celebration of their years at this campus!

Week of May 9

I just wanted to thank all the parents and students in the 5th grade for sending in such lovely letters, gift cards, chocolates, cookies, and beautiful flowers! I certainly felt appreciated! You are such a blessing to me! Know that I will keep you all in my prayers as the year winds down.
Religion: We covered our chapter on faith, hope and love, and move to the Sacrament of Marriage.
Language Arts: We are working on words in the English language that originated from French and other languages, Unit 30. Our WoW is GULLIBLE. The prompt for this week is to write about a time when you were gullible. We are working on our novel, Holes. We are looking for dynamic and static characters.
Math: We are working with integers and reviewing many of the concepts we have covered this year.
Science: We are working on ways matter is identified chemically!

Week of May 2

May Crowning/Grandparents' Day this Wednesday. Come pray with us!

Religion - We begin our chapter on the Sacrament of Marriage.
Language Arts - Spelling Unit 29 emphasizes the words from Latin origins. Our WoW is INTERMINABLE and the prompt will have your child writing about 5 things they think are interminable. That means a total of TWELVE sentences this week! We will finish our novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The children will be writing about some of the symbols and identifying characters that are dynamic and static!
Math - We have started adding and subtracting integers this week.

Please remember that 5th graders come to school out of uniform and may change into spirit wear after Grandparents leave the campus.


Week of April 25

Religion - We are working on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Language Arts - We are discovering words that come from the Greek language in Spelling Unit 28. Our WoW is SUPERFLUOUS and the writing prompt is: Many items you have included on your family's grocery list are superfluous. Name three of them that your mom might question and defend why you felt the need to put them on the list. We continue reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Math Voto - We are working on order of operations in Math.
Science - We are working on identifying chemical changes and move into magnets and electricity soon.
Do not forget that the Art Show is this Thursday! Many items that the children have worked on this year will be displayed!