Mrs. Boettinger's 5th Grade Blog-May 10, 2019

Way to Go Brewers!

Way to Go Brewers!

These 5th graders rocked the house at Spring Showcase!

These 5th graders rocked the house at Spring Showcase!

Reading

Literature Groups: This week we will continue Literature Groups. I am hoping we will complete novels by the end of the week and have a little celebration. Literature groups continue to go very well. The entire class time is devoted to students reading aloud together in their group and discussing their story throughout. I am enjoying joining in the small group discussions and listening to their reading.

Science

This past week we have building robots and learning some programming. Next week the teams will have to defeat a course.

Free day at Discovery World, May 5th. https://www.discoveryworld.org/calendar-of-events/free-day-with-us-forest-service/

Social Studies

Age of Exploration assessments went home last Thursday. Please sign and return by Monday!

We will continue to learn about European settlements in the New World, specifically those settled by England, France and Spain. Students will be focusing on the areas explored as well as the effects of colonization. Daily Geography will have the students looking at a History Map: The United States in 1861.

Math

This past week we took a look at baseball data and statistics. We also evaluated one-step equations using Integers. We will continue to explore algebraic equations. In addition, we will take a look at unit conversions.

On Monday, all 5th grade students will be taking their final STAR testing.

Language Arts/Writing

This is a spelling week! The pattern for Lesson 12 is Vowel/Consonant/Vowel. Words will be in assignment notebooks on Monday. Sentences are due on Thursday, May 16th with the test on Friday, May 17th.

Great talk with Father Frank from Uganda.

Great talk with Father Frank from Uganda.

Religion

The students from our class will be leading mass this Tuesday! Please come and celebrate with us. I have also asked the kids if they would be interested in bringing in an item for the St. Monica Food Pantry. If your student would like to contribute, the pantry is looking for healthy cereals, pasta, pasta sauce, mac n cheese and granola bars. We will be bringing up an offertory basket filled with what the students bring during mass.

We had the privilege of talking with Fr. Frank last week. He is a visiting priest from the sister parish of St. Eugene located in Uganda. The students asked such great questions and learned so much about Fr. Frank and his calling to become a priest.












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