May Curriculum News
Dear Fifth Grade families:
Wow I can hardly believe it is nearing the end of a jam-packed 5th grade year! Here are some things that need attention this week;
First, We spent a great overnight at Pioneer Farm! The weather cooperated and our students truly showed their hardy pioneer spirits! Everyone ate well, played and worked hard, (slept fairly well😊) and the parents were a great support! I have posted photos of my half of the group, the Pioneers, on this website in Photo Albums. THANKS, PARENTS!
This week brings a lot of exciting and interesting events and curriculum showcases!
Social Studies: There will be a Social Studies test over chapter 12, the American Revolution on Thursday. We have completed a study guide in class which the students finished this weekend. They will be able to use it for 10 minutes during the test. Parents can help in the study by quizzing the students on the studyguide info and on all of the vocabulary words that are on a sheet in their binders.
Following the test we will take a quick look at the our three-branch government and the US Constitution, where we began in September.
Has your child recited the preamble to the Declaration of Independence for you?
Science: Finishing the Science Showcase presentations for Mrs. Cervantes and setting up for the Showcase Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Cervantes will send out more information later in the week!
Religion: We are finally able to find a time when Mr. Fuerte is available to team with us to teach Family Life, God’s Gift of Human Reproduction. Students will complete some homework that will entail parent discussion most evenings.
Below is the schedule for family life. The central themes are the biological and emotional changes the children go through during puberty. We stress this as part of God’s plan for us and how much respect (and maybe a little respectful humor) must be given to this normal part of our lives. Remember all of the boys join with Mr. Fuerte in 5B, and the girls are with both Mrs. Cervantes and Mrs. Talevich in 5A during these times.
Monday: 10:30 – 11:20. Own gender.
Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:00. Opposite gender.
Wednesday: 8:45 – 9:30 Human reproduction
Thursday: 8:40 – 9:25 or 11:20 – 12:00 Finish up, Q and As, Pass out tests, which are completed with parents help and signature and due on Tuesday, May 30. (maybe we won’t need the 4th day.)
Friday: Science Showcase! Watch for an email from Mrs. Cervantes!
Other tests coming up:
Wednesday: Reading test over Tucket's Travels, spelling and ELA Readers' Notebook pages, p. 306 - 311.
Friday: Math Test Talevich, chapter 13.
Enjoy a wonderful 3-day weekend with safe travels, if travel is in your family plans.