Mrs. Boettinger's 5th Grade Blog-March 15, 2019

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Report cards went home on Friday, March 25th. The report card is yours to keep but please remember to sign and return the envelope.

Reminder: Thursday is an 11:30 dismissal. Parent/Teacher conferences take place from 1:00-7:00 pm. There is no school on Friday. We do have school on Monday, March 25th. This is a make up snow day.

Reading

Reading Logs are due Monday. They will not be accepted without dates and a parent signature.

My hope is that students choose another historical fiction book to read on their own, now that so many loved their book report books. It is such a wonderful genre for readers and learners.

Book Report Update: We decided to work on much of the final draft work in class as well as many kids typed their pieces out and printed pictures for their “newspaper posters.” Monday will be their last class day to put their work together onto a poster. They can take it home with them to glue and add anything if unfinished. It will be due Wednesday. I do not have students Thursday. They will begin presenting reports the following week, in increments, taking the poster home to practice if needed.

Tuesday and Wednesday of next week we will continue reading The Cay.

Science

We need some experiments. We will start looking at one of Newton’s laws and do the math that goes along with the science..

Social Studies

The Age of Exploration continues to be the focus this week. We will take a closer look at several specific explorers, the countries they came from and the purpose for their travels. We’ll finish up time zones in Daily Geography.

Math

This week we will finish evaluating percentages, fractions, and decimals with quiz on Wednesday. We will then take a look at ratios. Next up, we will move into Geometry.

Language Arts/Writing

The students completed their first week of Daily Oral Language . They did a great job correcting the sentences on their own, then coming up to the Smartboard to check the corrections. They will take their first DOL Quiz on Monday. The quiz will be part of their Language Arts grade.

Due to the short week we will not be starting a new spelling unit.


Religion

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Learning about St. Patrick and having some fun!

Lent continues to be the focus of our classwork. The students are working on finding passages in the Bible that talk specifically about Lent. We talk about them and then the students work on a written reflection.

Students are encouraged to bring in a rosary for our weekly decade of the rosary! This week we’ll meet in church at 11:oo on Thursday, before going home. Adoration is also still on the weekly schedule. We go on Thursdays. We’d love to have you join

We will also read about the Gospel in our Venture Magazine: Jesus invites us to change.

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