June 6, 2019
Dear Parents and Students,
Next Thursday school will dismiss at noon. On Friday morning, students will be dismissed after Mass.
Friday: Review Ch. 11, Measurement
Monday: Test Ch. 11
Students will finish multiplication of fractions tomorrow (Friday) and begin division of fractions next week. There will be one last assessment on Wednesday covering multiplication/simple division of fractions. A Summer Math Challenge calendar is going home in the report card next Friday from Mrs. Heuer. A little math everyday helps maintain skills and prevent the “Summer Slide.” ALEKS will be available to students all summer and students will bring home their math books. To be prepared for 6th grade math, students should work a little every day on lessons in the remainder of the book. Practicing math everyday will help your child being 6th grade math successfully!
Congratulations on completing our first year together! Next week, we will complete our ch. 10 unit with a test on Tuesday. We were successful in completing all of the units in both 5th and 6th grade to set us up nicely for Pre-Algebra next year. I encourage all of the 5th grade students to participate in the summer math challenge. ALEKS is a resource that will be available to the students through August. It’s a great way to start the next year feeling confident. Thanks for a great year!
Social Studies: This week students were introduced to the Revolutionary War—they learned how women and people of all ethnic backgrounds helped in the fight for independence. Next week students will be introduced to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. On Monday Jen Crisera will give a talk to both 5A and 5B on the Constitution as a living document and our Bill of Rights. We look forward to her visit! Tuesday will be the last day of Social Studies. There will be no more tests this year—students will be graded on participation in discussions and activities for the remaining three days of class.
Map Skills: Students took their States and Capitals test today (Thursday, June 6). Corrected tests will be early next week.
Science: Students will create a poster that identifies the ways the body protects and defends itself against infection.
Family Life: Students will wrap up their study of Family Life with a lesson on the male and female reproductive systems.
I enjoyed teaching the fifth graders this year. I look forward to teaching them 6thgrade science next fall!
Have a fun and safe summer!