HAPPY SPRING

                          

        RELIGION- WE ARE STUDYING THE SACRAMENTS.  WE ARE RECITING AND WRITING PRAYERS, READING AND DISCUSSING SCRIPTURE, LEARNING ABOUT NEW SAINTS, AND INCORPORATING CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING IN OUR LESSONS. WE ARE LEARNING, AND STRIVING TO LIVE THE LESSONS OF THE BEATITUDES . WE ARE CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF  LENT. WE ARE PREPARING AND SACRIFICING DURING THE DAYS LEADING TO EASTER.   WE ARE ATTENDING STATIONS OF CROSS.  WE HAVE ENJOYED MANY LENTEN ACTIVITIES.                                                                                          MATH-  WE ARE MULTIPLYING WHOLE NUMBERS AND DECIMALS.  WE ARE MULTIPLYING A DECIMAL BY A DECIMAL. WE HAVE DIVIDED BY ONE-DIGIT WHOLE NUMBER AND DECIMAL DIVISORS, WITH DECIMALS IN THE DIVIDEND. WE ARE SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS INVOLVING MONEY AND DECIMALS. WE HAVE ADDED AND SUBTRACTED FRACTIONS WITH LIKE AND UNLIKE DENOMINATORS.  WE HAVE CHANGED IMPROPER FRACTIONS TO MIXED NUMBERS AND VICE VERSA.  WE KNOW HOW TO REDUCE FRACTIONS. WE HAVE MULTIPLIED A WHOLE NUMBER BY A FRACTION AND A FRACTION BY A FRACTION/  WE HAD ADDED MIXED NUMBERS.

READING- WE HAVE JUST FINISHED THREE READING BOOKS, IN OUR SERIES!  IT IS BITTERSWEET TO SAY GOODBYE TO MANY FAVORITE STORIES FROM THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL TILL NOW. ART LESSONS , PLAYS AND SCRIPTS, ORAL READINGS, ROLL PLAYING WERE SOME WAYS WE ENHANCED THESE STORIES.    WE ARE CONTINUALLY BUILDING A LARGE VOCABULARY BANK.  WE HAVE BUILT AD WROTE ABOUT OUR OWN LANDS AFTER READING THE STORY , "WESLANDIA" .  PAIRED STUDENTS DREW LARGE VERSIONS OF THEIR FICTIONAL LAND, WROTE A STORY ABOUT LIFE IN THAT LAND, AND BUILT THAT LAND ON THE IPADS, USING THE APP, "MINECRAFT". WE HAVE READ ABOUT THE TITANIC  , WATCHED VIDEOS, AND WATERPAINTED A SCENE  WITH MANY FACTS ABOUT THAT FATEFUL NIGHT.

SOCIAL STUDIES-  WE HAVE FINISHED OUR UNIT ON NATIVE AMERICANS OF NORTH AMERICA, AND ARE BEGINNING A UNIT OF EARLY EXPLORATION. WITH THIS, WE WILL GIVE TIME TO EXPLORER RESEARCH AND REPORTS .   WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT SPANISH EXPLORATION.        WE ARE STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF EXPLORATION AND CONQUEST OF EUROPEAN NATIONS. WE ARE BEGINNING LEARNING ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES, MIDDLE COLONIES , AND SOUTHERN COLONIES.                 

SCIENCE- ANIMAL TRAITS, ADAPTATION, CLASSIFICATION , AND ECOSYSTEMS ARE LOTS OF FUN!  WE ARE DRAWING FOOD CHAINS AND FOOD WEBS.  WE HAVE MADE BOOKLETS SHOWING SYMBIOSIS, COMMENSALISM, MUTUALISM, AND PARASITISM.  STUDENTS ARE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANT ROLES ALL LIVING THINGS PLAY .  WE WILL BE STUDYING THE SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY. WE ARE USING OUR TEXT BOOK AND CHROME BOOKS FOR DIAGRAMS AND INFORMATION FOR ALL SYSTEMS AND CREATING A HUMAN BODY BOOKLET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS- WRITING EVERYDAY!  GRAMMAR-  WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON PLURAL RULES AND SENTENCE TYPES AND STRUCTURE.   WE HAVE STUDIED POSSESSIVE RULES. WE ARE WRITING EVERYDAY FROM OUR LANGUAGE ARTS CALENDARS. WE CREATED A POEM BOOKLET. WE HAVE LEARNED MANY WAYS TO USE COMMAS.  WE ARE VERY GOOD AT INSERTING COMMAS IN THE CORRECT PLACES.  WE ARE USING ALL TYPES OF ADVERBS.

                         

                                      

 

                                                                                        

 

                   

                      

                         

         

                           

                                        

 

 

 

                                                                                      

                               

   

 

                     

                 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Grade 5