Mrs. Stillman's 5th Grade Blog-April 12, 2019

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Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 11:00 on Thursday. The students will be dismissed at 11:30. There is no school on Friday.

The next Blog will be published on Saturday May 4.

Reading

Plot Diagrams for The Cay are due Tuesday.

Reading Logs due Monday. We will have a few weeks off from the reading Log over break.

This week Monday through Wednesday when I am with my readers we are working on reading skills: Prefixes, suffixes, using context, inference, and using context. We are reading a Journey’s story titled LAFFF, a science fiction story, along with an informational text From Dreams to Reality. Students will work on vocabulary and are assessed on this and comprehension of the story. We they return from break we will continue working on skills and begin Literature groups. Students will choose their own novel and work in small groups with their choice novel.

Science

We have been working on testing force and converting our measurements into miles per hr. and then into Newtons. At the same time, we have been looking at what will impact the force of those objects.

Social Studies

This week we will begin looking at the Atlantic Slave Trade. Students will be reading some texts and analyzing some pictures of artifacts from that period to infer how the slaves were treated as well as how they felt. No Daily Geography this week!

Math

This week we will begin to evaluate Integers. We will begin by defining an Integer. Then, we will evaluate their value as we move segments on a number line.

In addition, the students have been working on a project that has them reviewing 12 concepts from this year. They are displaying the concepts on a 12 sided three dimensional shape called a Dodecagon. We will finish this project before break.

Language Arts/Writing

Grammar: .No Grammar this week..

Vocabulary/DOL: No Vocabulary this week.

Writing: We continue to work on the Compare and Contrast essays. I have decided to extend the due date for this essay. We will have time to work on final touches on Monday. Final papers are now due this Tuesday. We will add pictures and create a final presentation on Wednesday.

Happy Birthday to Andrew on April 20. We will celebrate on April 17. Jake will celebrate his birthday when we come back from break on April 30. His actual birthday date is April 23.

Happy Birthday to Andrew on April 20. We will celebrate on April 17. Jake will celebrate his birthday when we come back from break on April 30. His actual birthday date is April 23.

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Religion

This week we will gather in the church on Thursday at 11:00 to pray the Station of the Cross. Join us if you can.

We will meet up with our Buddies on Wednesday to create Origami fish!

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