January 6, 2023
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fun Christmas break.
Students will be participating in a special kind of science fair called the Invention Convention. The mission of the Invention Convention is to inspire curiosity, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills in our students.
Students will invent a new product or develop a new method for doing something. Instructions and a grading rubric have been handed out in class. Inventions are due Friday, January 28th. They will be displayed in the hallway for Catholic Schools Week.
Chapter 5, Add & Subtract Decimals
Monday: Lesson 10, Subtract Decimals
Tuesday: Review Ch. 5
Wednesday: Chapter 5 Test
Chapter 6, Multiply & Divide Decimals
Thursday: Lesson 1, Estimate Products of Whole Numbers & Decimals
Friday: Lesson 3, Multiply Decimals by Whole Numbers
Chapter 4, Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor
Monday (1//9) Quiz on Ch. 4 Lessons 1 & 3
Tuesday (1/10) Ch. 4 Lesson 4 Adjust Quotients
Wednesday (1/11) Ch. 4 Lesson 5 Divide Greater Numbers
Thursday (1/12) Fluency Practice
Friday (1/13) Chapter Review
Monday: *1.3 Unit Rates
Tuesday: *1.4 Ratio Tables
Wednesday: *1.5 Graph Ratio Tables
Thursday: *1.6 Equivalent Ratios
Friday: *1.7 Ratio and Rate Problems
Social Studies: We are currently working on Chapter 7, Comparing the Colonies. Students will learn about three Colonial Regions: New England Colonies, Middle Colonies and Southern Colonies. In groups, students will create a Billboard to advertise and motivate people to come to live in their colony from England. Then each group will present these Billboards to the class. We will be learning about the geography, economy, government and why each colony was founded. The test for this Chapter is on 2/10. The study guide will be posted in Google Classroom one week prior to the test.
Science: Students will look at microbes (volvox, blepharisma, and vinegar eels) under their microscopes. They will take notes on the characteristics of each microbe in their 5-subject notebooks. Students will take a quiz based on their observations and notes Wednesday,Jan. 18th.
English/Language Arts: Welcome back from break! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Next week, we will officially begin our Wonder Unit. Students will receive a book in a zip-loc bag. I’d like them to transport their books in said bag to protect our books from damage. Students can expect to have reading and double-entry journals for homework throughout this unit. I will also cover skills such as citing evidence and writing effective commentary using the RACE strategy. Have a great weekend.
Religion: Students will identify the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Students will discuss the new life given in Baptism. In the Sacrament of Baptism, we participate in the role of Jesus as priest, prophet, and king. Students will complete a study guide on Ch. 14, New Life in Christ, to prepare for a quiz next Friday (1/13).
Have a great week!