Fifth Grade — Ms. Prichard

Week of September 19th

Scholastic Book Orders: If you're looking for an easy way to get some great books into your child's hands, please check out the Scholastic website! With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS). If you do choose to order some books, please use our class code: XXHN3. You can check out the digital flyer here: https://clubs.scholastic.com/middleschool. If you have any questions, please let me know! 

ATTENTION GIRLS IN GRADES 5-8
WOMEN OF FAITH: This Bible Class / Craft / time will be held on Sunday mornings starting September 19 from 8:15-9:15am in the Youth Room. Ava-Marie Cheeseman will be leading this class, she is a junior at Living Word Lutheran High School. If you have any questions contact Martha Witt 262-377-4659 Ext. 332.
 
The 3-5th grade musical date has been changed from October 22nd to April 29th. 
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Please make sure that your child's brown homework envelope makes its way back to my classroom as soon as possible with your signature!

Important Dates:

  • Monday September 20th - Progress Reports
  • Thursday October 7th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday October 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Saturday October 16th - Auction 
Class Update
Reading

We will continue reading Crenshaw this week. We will also be working with some new strategies that focus around determining character traits.

English We will continue the launch of our Writer's Workshop this week, as well as continue to work with our Grammar focus sentence this week.
Vocab We will begin week 1 of Unit 2 this week. Each unit will last two weeks long. This week, Match the Meaning (pg. 20), Synonyms and Antonyms (pg. 21), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 22) will be due on Thursday. The Unit 2 test will be on Friday October 1st. Unit words can be found on Google Classroom.
Social Studies States and Capitals Quiz 4 on Friday, September 24th.
Science This week, we will learn about the different ways that scientists learn about the natural world. We will learn when each type of investigation is a good option and practice making those decisions. The week will continue as we look at the necessary steps in an investigation that would allow our research to be accepted by other scientists. We will also practice applying those steps to real-world investigations that we read about (and later this year, that we will execute in our own investigations). We will end the week reading information from provided data displays and also making a decision on which data display may be the best option for our scientific research.   Depending on our pace, we may take our first unit test late in the week. I will send an email when we get closer.   As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at  https://stpaul5thscience. blogspot.com/ . 
Math  Lessons 7-10: Next week, we should complete most (if not all) of our first unit in math. We will cover naming positions or order and spend some time reviewing  subtraction (with up to three digit numbers) with and without regrouping, and also make organized lists as a strategy for listing all possibilities. We will also review fact families and use them to find missing addends. We will end the week working on writing & solving simple equations given a math problem in context (a.k.a. "word problem"). I expect to have a couple of checkpoints (short mini quizzes to assess student mastery of a topic) during the week.  We will take our first unit test early the following week. I will send an email when we get closer. As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at  https://stpaul5thmath. blogspot.com/
Religion

Bible Stories: The Flood and the Tower of Babel

Memory Work (Friday):  The Second Commandment - You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.   What does this mean?  We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

Health None
P.E.  Field Hockey