Fifth Grade — Mr. Fischer

09/18

We made it through a full week, let's give ourselves a hand!  I realize just how much this year's theme of "together" is so important.  Teachers are working harder than ever and I know parents are too.  Overall, the kids have been great so far for me.  I do notice they get more squirrely as the day goes on so it is important to remind them to concentrate and do their best.  As always, wearing the masks correctly and trying to maintain social distancing are crucial.  The classes and announcement have all been updated below. Blessings on your weekend!



Class 

Update 

Religion 

Workbook questions and discussion on Cain and Abel.  

Memory 

Memory will be starting next week.  The plan is to learn all the books of the bible in order 

PE

Frisbee Golf! 

Health 

Environmental Health (sunscreen, street safety, water safety, weather safety) 

Study Skills 

Setting SPECIFIC goals

Math

This week in 5th grade math we will cover multiplication as repeated addition, adding and subtracting dollars and cents, finding missing numbers in subtraction problems, the multiplication table and how it works, and word problems about separating.

Science 

After working on a lot of vocabulary this week and learning/thinking about how scientists work, we will spend next week making sense of everything, summarizing what we've learned and how it all fits together. This will serve as a review for our first unit test, which will take place next week.  I will send out an update prior to the test. 

We will also be introduced to a format to help students improve their analysis skills & technical writing skills, called CER, short for claim, evidence, reasoning, which we did not get to this week.

Blessings on your weekend!  Mrs. Zvara

Social Studies 

We are now looking forward to States and Capitals - Quiz 4.  The quiz will now have 41 states and capitals and will take place on Friday, September 25th.  We continue on with Native Americans in addition.

Reading

This week in 5th grade math we will cover multiplication as repeated addition, adding and subtracting dollars and cents, finding missing numbers in subtraction problems, the multiplication table and how it works, and word problems about separating.

English

Now that we have learned the basic format of paragraph writing, we will review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs before working on "growing" sentences by adding each element. We will focus on word choice and capturing a snapshot of the moments that we describe. 

Vocabulary 

We will begin week 1 of Unit 2. Our Unit 2 test will be next Friday October 2nd .

Band/Music 



Announcements 

 

  • Parent teacher conferences Thursday, October 8th 3:30-7:00 and Friday, October 9th 12:30-2:00

  • Friday, October 9th is a half day of school. 

  • The auction has been rescheduled to November 14th.  5th grade will be doing a combined donation from both classes.