April 9, 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope you are all becoming more comfortable with remote learning.
Please see the matrix and Google classrooms for scheduled Zoom meetings.
Please make sure that your child’s device and google account is labeled with his or her first name and last initial only. For security, we cannot allow students into our Zoom meetings unless we recognize who they are by their correct first names.
Here’s a look at what students will be learning after break.
Friday: Aleks 30-45 min.
Monday (4/20): Chapter 9 Review
Tuesday: Review Ch. 9,
Chapter 9 test
Chapter 10, Multiply and Divide Fractions
Wednesday: Lesson 1, Part of a Number
Thursday: Lesson 2, Estimate Products of Fractions
Friday: ALEKS 30-45 Min.
4/20 – p. 669 Check My Progress
4/21 – Quiz on Ch.9 Lessons 7 & 9
4/22 – Ch. 9 Lesson 10 Hands On: Use Models to Add Mixed Numbers
4/23 – Ch. 9 Lesson 11 Add Mixed Numbers
4/24 – Aleks 30 – 50 Minutes
Next week after break, we will spend one day reviewing ch. 7. Then we will get started with our next chapter. In ch. 8, we are skipping the first couple of lessons on functions (which we cover in depth in pre-algebra next year), and we will get right into our study of inequalities. Here is our week at a glance for after break!Monday: Final Ch. 7 Review. Watch the video and take notes. Do the “jeopardy review” activity as HW.
Tuesday: Lesson 8.5: Inequalities. Watch the video and take notes. Do the book HW assigned in Google Classroom. Correct with the answer key in the back of the book.
Wednesday: Lesson 8.6: Write and Graph Inequalites. Watch the video and take notes. Do the book HW assigned in Google Classroom. Correct with the answer key.
Thursday: Thursday Quiz – It will include these three lessons!
Friday: ALEKS Day – Do at least 30 minutes!
Science: Students will take an open book quiz on Lesson 2, What is Known About Stars? Wednesday, April 22nd.
Students will begin an on-line program called Mosa Mack Science. In Mosa Mack’s Sun-Earth System unit, students are led through a progression of three inquiry lessons that focuses on how the tilt of the Earth and its rotation around the sun affects sunlight and heating of different regions. In the Make Extension, students conduct experiments to determine the role of gravity in the solar system.
Social Studies: We will begin Chapter 12 The Declaration of Independence after the break. Students will be doing the following things:
Looking ahead, the Chapter 12 quiz will be on Tuesday April 28th. It will be OPEN BOOK.
Monday April 20 – Vocabulary Assignment on Google Classroom
Tuesday April 21 – Watch Chapter Content Video on Google Classroom
Wednesday April 22 – Complete the Ch. 12 Reading Notes Assignment on Google Classroom
Thursday April 23 –Complete the Chapter 12 Reading Notes
Friday April 28 – Open Book Quiz on Chapter 12
*Zoom meeting for this week will be communicated via the Matrix and Google Classroom.
Language Arts: Week 5 of “At Home Learning”, we will have a figurative language test! I will be giving two assignments and students will need to complete their study guide and submit it before taking the test. Students will have Monday-Wednesday to complete 1) Figurative Language Study Guide and then Thursday-Friday for 2) Figurative Language Test.
Reading: As we near the end of Holy Week and look ahead to Easter and a short break from school, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter. There will be no specific reading assigned over the break, but hopefully your 5th grader will use this time to enjoy his/her choice of reading material.
One request for all over the long break is to make sure that your child’s device and google account is labeled with his or her first name and last initial only. We cannot allow students into our Zoom meetings unless we recognize who they are by their correct first names. Some have given themselves nicknames that we don’t recognize making it impossible to know who is asking to join a meeting. I will only be able to admit students whose names I recognize. Thank you for your assistance with this. Mrs. McFaul
Religion: Students begin Chapter 19, The Call to Serve. In this chapter, students will learn about vocations that serve God and others. Students will learn why the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony are known as the Sacraments of Service.
Have a blessed Easter!