Fifth Grade — Ms. Prichard

Week of April 18th

5th grade will complete their Spring MAP testing this week. They will take their Math MAP test on Tuesday and their Reading MAP test on Thursday. 


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (by appointment) - April 29th 
  • Progress Reports - May 7th 
  • Band and Choir Spring Concert - May 21st
  • 1/2 Day of School/Noon Dismissal - May 28th 
  • NO SCHOOL - May 31st 

Reading: We will continue reading and discussing Bridge to Terabithia. Students will need to complete 2 stop-and-jots for each chapter.

English: We will continue working on research reports this week. This week will largely focus on completing research and writing the essay. The final draft will be due on Monday.


We will begin week 1 of Unit 13. Students will be responsible for completing Match the Meaning (pg. 134), Synonyms and Antonyms (pg. 135), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 136). They will also be expected to cut out and assemble their unit flashcards. The test for this unit will be Friday April 30th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Achievement

  2. Acquire

  3. Debate

  4. Exhibit

  5. Foe

  6. Latter

  7. Massacre

  8. Monotonous 

  9. Preserve

  10. Sanitary 

  11. Sprawl 

  12. Widespread 


Social Studies: We will continue to learn about America around the year 1900.  There will be no quizzes or tests this week.

Science (Prichard and Fischer): Last week, we learned how matter and/or energy moves through an ecosystem and how disruptions or changes to this cycle affect everything else in the ecosystem.  This week, we are going to analyze different types of specific ecosystems and explore how biotic and abiotic factors interact with and depend on one another in some specific examples.  I do expect to do a few small checkpoints during the week and I am hoping to continue work on  our final unit ecosystem projects..   As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at  https://stpaul5thscience. . 

Math (Prichard ONLY): Next week, we will begin Unit 10. Topics we will cover include simplifying improper fractions, dividing by two-digit numbers, comparing graphs, estimating quotients and learning reciprocals.  I do expect to do a few small checkpoints early in the week, but  NO major tests or projects are planned.  As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at  https://stpaul5thmath.

Memory: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Health: We continued our unit on nutrition. 

P.E.: Speedball/Basketball (5th grade also did badminton)