Mishawaka Catholic School
Mrs. Schlemmer's Fifth Grade Class --5B Dateline: May 20, 2013
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather. Many of you are attending baseball games and track meets. It certainly is a busy time of year.
This week our class will lead our campus in the reciting of the rosary. Honoring our Blessed Mother during this month of May is one of my favorite times of the year. Please join us, if you are able in Church, on Wednesday at 8:15.
We have two more oral/visual presentations to complete on Monday. Of course we had technical difficulties, but we have muddled through them. As they say, technology is great as long as it works. We had to use patience, but all of the Power Points and the IMovie were presented.
STAR Diagnostic: I will send home results in the pink folders
Signed Tests: Please look at all papers in the pink folders that come home on Thursday. I would like all tests and assignments that are 70% or below to be signed. Leave the signed papers in the folder so that I can check for signatures. Thank you to those who are supporting me in this effort.
May 21st: Vocations Presentation in our room
May 21st. Storm Safety Assembly
May 23: Social Studies Test --Ch. 7
May 28: Last day for AR Tests
Missing Assignments: I have mentioned to the students that now that we are in the second half of our year, students who choose not to do their nightly homework assignments will not be allowed to use noon time recess to complete their work. I need this time to work with students who need extra help or who are making up work due to being absent.
Planners: Thank you to all of you who are looking at the planners nightly and signing them. It is such a wonderful gift to me that we are partnering on this project. I know each child benefits from this coordinated effort.Note: These nightly assignments may change throughout the week. Check your child's planner nightly for homework.
Remember the following links:
To locate books on your child's level and point values
This cite allows you to view how many points your child has for AR. Children should know their usernames and passwords in order to login..
Have a blessed week.
Spelling List: Words from The Big Storm
1. mailbox 2. all right 3. goldfish 4. no one 5. ice-skating 6. homesick
7. post office 8. twenty-five 9. somebody 10. peanut butter 11. raindrop
12 cold front 13. merry-go-round 14. teaspoon 15. parking lot
16. thirty-third 17. snowstorms 18. mountaintops 19. sister-in-law 20. northeast
21 atmosphere 22. collision 23. cycle 24. injured 25. uneven
Spelling Packet: Due Friday Wkbk. 123 and 124
Writing: No writing assignments this week.
Grammar: Same as last week as we will be assessed over the following skills.
Skills to be reviewed this week:
Subject/Verb Agreement and using Rules that apply
Editing a paragraph
Beginning on Wednesday: Review of Action Verbs and Direct Objects
Homework: Monday: Study Ch. 3 Voc. words and analogies for test on Tuesday
This week we will conclude our introduction of Algebraic Equations using a program called: Algebra is Child's Play.
Students used pawns, number cubes, and a balance scale template. We are moving from the very concrete manipulation of these items to using pencil and paper to solve linear equations. It is truly amazing to watch the children grow in algebraic concepts. Our assessment will be on Wednesday.
On Thursday and Friday, students will be introduced to the adding/subtracting of positive and negative integers. It is critical that students memorize the rules for this process.
Monday: Completing Lesson #6
Tuesday: Review all Lesson worksheets to prepare for test on Wednesday.
Wed.: Journal 18P and 21P
Thursday: Review of Integer Worksheets to prepare for test on Thurs. Friday: Journal 22P
Students will be reading Leveled Books surrounding the theme of stormy weather. Skills to be reviewed are facts and nonfacts, reading a weather map, and using roots.
Monday: AR for 30 Min. and parent signature Tuesday: AR for 30 Min. and parent signature
Wed.: Reread Leveled Book Thursday and Friday: AR for 30 Min and parent signature
Our emphasis this week is on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. We will look at each one as we go through our week. Students will memorize these mysteries so that they can recite/write them on Friday.
We are finishing our study of how our Early Church began with the apostles.
Students will learn about Blessed Pius IX and Blessed John Paul XXIII. In addition, they will learn about the Magisterium.
Our seminarian in residence will present a lesson on Vocations on Tuesday. I am very happy to have the opportunity for our students.
Homework: Mon.-Thursday: Memorize the Joyful Mysteries on Pg. 15.
This week we conclude our study of the Early Colonial Governments and the Economies of the different colonies. They will discuss the importance of supply and demand.
Due to assembly on Tuesday, it appears we will not have Social Studies class on Tuesday.
We will have our Test over this Ch. on Thursday
Homework: Please Review Wkbk. 53 for all vocabulary and definitions.
Monday-Wednesday: Review all vocabulary words and definitions listed on Wkbk. 53 and study the concepts on the study guide. On Monday, complete the study guide as needed to prepare for Wednesday's class.
Study words as listed above in Newsletter.
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