It was a great first week back for 5th grade.  The kids picked up where they left off and that was awesome to see.  These next few weeks are usually difficult because of weather and other factors.  It will be important to keep them focused and doing their best.  We also have MAP testing next week on Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure we are rested and ready to go!  The classes have been updated.  Blessings on your weekend!

Class 

Update 

Religion 

Started our new workbook.

Memory 

Phillipians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy. 

PE

Speedball

Health 

Started a review activity 

Study Skills 

Math

This week in 5th grade math we will cover these topics: multiplying a three digit number by a three digit number that will include zeros, probability, writing quotients as a mixed number, subtracting a fraction from 1, and finding a fraction to complete a whole.

Science 

In Science, we started our study of cells this week.  Students learned about what cells are and why they are important.  We also learned some of the most important parts of cells and their function. Early next week, we will talk about inherited traits and give some examples of dominant and recessive traits.  Most of next week will be focused on different body systems and their functions. No major tests or projects are planned at this time.  On Tuesday, January 12, we will not have science class as the 5th graders will be taking their Winter Math MAP test during that time.  Please be sure your child gets a good night of sleep the night before and easts a filling breakfast that morning.  It is also helpful if you are able to have a short conversation at home, encouraging your student to do his/her best on this test.  As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at https://stpaul5thscience.blogspot.com/

Social Studies 

We are moving onto Unit 5, which is all about government and growth of the new United States after the Revolution.  No major tests and quizzes this week.

Reading

We will begin our realistic fiction book club unit this week. Our focus will be on finding character traits and settings. 

English

We will be wrapping up our poetry unit this week. The final project will be assigned and due on Friday.

Vocabulary 

We will begin week 2 of Unit 7 this week. Students are responsible for completing Word Associations (pg. 75), Word Study (pg. 76), and Shades of Meaning (pg. 77). The test will be Friday January 15th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Barrier

  2. Calculate

  3. Compose

  4. Considerable

  5. Deputy

  6. Industrious

  7. olt

  8. Loot

  9. Rejoice

  10. Reliable

  11. Senseless

  12. Shrivel

Band/Music 




Announcements 

  • Tuesday Jan. 12  10:49-12:14 Math (Science/Social Studies Classes)

  • Thursday Jan. 14 9:13-10:46 Reading (Reading/English Classes)