Fifth Grade News
Nov 4-8
Big Idea Math: Unit 4
Multiply Whole Numbers
Objectives:
 Identify patterns to find a product
 Use rounding to estimate the product
 Represent a product
 Model different types of products with multiplication
Important Dates:
Nov 2nd Craft Fair
Grades Close Nov 8th
Nov 11 No School
Book report due Nov. 15th
Religion:
Chapter 2 Jesus shares His mission with the Church
Students will be making a 30 second commercial to get people interested in Jesus and the Good News. Similar to how Jesus got people interested in Him.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True
This week we will be preparing for a chapter 7 test on Wednesday. The students will be able to use their books, however, I strongly encourage them to look at the chapter in advance. The student worked this week on a globe packet. The finished packet is due on Wednesday. We will then begin to study latitude and longitude.
Science Fusion:
10.1 What are Fossils? TEST Nov 8th
Objectives:
 Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed
 Recognize different types of fossils
Vocabulary:
 Fossil
 Cast
 Mold
 Fossil fuels
October 28-Nov 1
Big Idea Math: Unit 3 Add and Subtract Decimals
Objectives:
 Students can round up
 Use place value to line up numbers in problem
 Solve a problem using decimals
 Estimate to check my answer
Important Dates:
Grades Close Nov 8th
Book report due Nov. 15th
Religion: These next couple of weeks we will be working on fact finding on the Saint for a project.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True
This week the students will be writing stories about the Boston Tea Party. Their stories can be from the perspective of either a Patriot participating or a colonist observing. Some work will be done in class with a rough draft due in Wednesday and a final draft due on Friday.
Science Fusion:
9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified? Test Wednesday Oct 30
Objectives:
 Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks
 Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks
 Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.
Vocabulary:
 Rock
 Igneous rock
 Metamorphic rock
 Sedimentary rock
10.1 What are Fossils?
Objectives:
 Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed
 Recognize different types of fossils
Vocabulary:
 Fossil
 Cast
 Mold
 Fossil fuels
October 21-25
Big Idea Math: Unit 3 Add and Subtract Decimals
Objectives:
 Students can round up
 Use place value to line up numbers in problem
 Solve a problem using decimals
 Estimate to check my answer
Important Dates:
Science Project due Oct 23rd
Book report due Nov. 15th
Religion:
These next couple of weeks we will be working on fact finding on the Saint for a project.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True
This week the fifth grade will work together on an activity to illustrate the Boston Tea Party. We will then begin to write stories from the perspective of someone at the Boston Tea Party either as a participant or an observer.
Science Fusion:
9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified?
Objectives:
 Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks
 Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks
 Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.
Vocabulary:
 Rock
 Igneous rock
 Metamorphic rock
 Sedimentary rock
October 14-18
Big Idea Math: Unit 3 Add and Subtract Decimals
Objectives:
 Students can round up
 Use place value to line up numbers in problem
 Solve a problem using decimals
 Estimate to check my answer
Important Dates:
No School Monday Oct 14th
Science Project due Oct 23rd
Book report due Nov. 15th
Religion:
We will start our Religion books this week. Unit 1 Jesus Christ Shares His Life with Us. His unit the students will be learning about Jesus Christ and his mission, an overview of the Seven Sacraments, and the Sacrament of Baptism. Open Book test Thursday Oct. 17th
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True
This week we will analyze the success of the Committees of Correspondence in fostering cooperation, evaluate whether the Boston Tea Party achieved the expected results, explain the purpose and achievements of the Continental Congress, and summarize the events at Lexington and Concord. Also, the students have been working on a Boston Massacre packet in which they have to write testimonials and a verdict as if they were the judge. Some students have not finished. Those who have not finished need to finish it for homework and it is due Oct. 17.
Science Fusion:
Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals? Quiz Wednesday Oct 16
Objectives
 Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
 Identify the physical properties of minerals
 Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties
Students will be getting a project sheet on minerals today Oct. 11th with the directions for the project. It is due Wednesday, October 23rd.
Lesson 9.2 What are Properties of Minerals?
It is a digital lesson.
October 7-11
Big Idea Math: Unit 2 Numerical Expressions.
Objectives:
 Identify number properties
 Explain number properties to write equation
 Interpret an expression
 Evaluate a numerical expression
Important Dates:
Oct 4th NO SCHOOL
Book report due Oct. 11
Religion: We will start our Religion books this week. Unit 1 Jesus Christ Shares His Life with Us. His unit the students will be learning about Jesus Christ and his mission, an overview of the Seven Sacraments, and the Sacrament of Baptism.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True We will be completing a mini project on the Boston Massacre. Students will research the Boston Massacre and write testimonials from the perspective of colonists and British soldiers. The will then decide whether the British soldiers are guilty or not for their actions and explain their reasoning.
Science Fusion:
Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle
Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?
Objectives
 Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
 Identify the physical properties of minerals
 Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties
September 30-October 4
Big Idea Math: Unit 2 Numerical Expressions.
Objectives:
 Identify number properties
 Explain number properties to write equation
 Interpret an expression
 Evaluate a numerical expression
Important Dates:
Sept 30th picture day Dress Uniform
Oct 4th NO SCHOOL
Book report due Oct. 11
Religion: We will start our Religion books this week. Unit 1 Jesus Christ Shares His Life with Us. His unit the students will be learning about Jesus Christ and his mission, an overview of the Seven Sacraments, and the Sacrament of Baptism.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True
This week we will examine the differing opinions about the Stamp Act using primary sources. We will also complete an activity to learn more about the Boston Massacre. We will begin to study lines of longitude.
Science Fusion: UNIT TEST Oct 2nd
Lesson 8.4 How do Plates Move is a digital lesson.
Wednesday October 2nd will be a Unit 8 Test. This is an open book but the students should still be studying.
Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle
Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?
Objectives
 Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
 Identify the physical properties of minerals
 Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties
September 9-13
Big Idea Math: Unit 1 is on Place Value Concepts.
By the end of this Unit Students Can:
 Define the value of numbers
 Explain how to use symbols to compare 2 numbers
 Compare the values of identical digits in numbers
 Read and write multi-digit numbers in multiple forms.
Important Dates:
Oct. Lunch orders Due Sept 16th
Book report due Oct. 11
Religion: We have been talking about students favorite things and making a poster to express it. We also have been talking about what is friendship and how to be a good friend.
Social Studies w/ Mrs. True This week along with a discussion on the September 11 attacks, we studied the causes of the French and Indian War and its effects on the colonies and Britain.
The week of September 16 we will be studying the causes and effects of the Sugar Act of 1764, the meaning of no taxation without representation in relation to the Stamp Act, the effects of the actions the colonists took to protest the British laws, and the results of the Stamp Act Congress
Science Fusion: Quiz Monday Sept. 16th
The students started to learn how to write a lab report. The students started the Science book. Unit 8 Lesson 1 How Do Weathering and Erosion Shape the Earth’s Surface?
Objectives:
 Explain what is weathering and how does it change rock
 Explain how erosion and deposition change the Earth’s surface
 Describe how landforms can change over time
 Contrast physical weathering and erosion