Fifth Grade Family Letter

December 9, 2019

5th Grade Family Letter

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED AT THE SANTA BREAKFAST!!

The students were amazing and helpful! Parents, you were so accommodating. Our Santa and photographer were great. It was amazing to see past students come and help!! I am truly grateful for all you.

The upcoming weeks will be busy and eventful.

This week (Second week of Lent):

Thursday, Dec. 12- Garage Sale. Permission slips sent home due by the 11th. Please sign even if not bringing anything to sell. If students are not selling, they can still buy items.

Friday, Dec. 13- Reconciliation. Father Ben challenged the school to memorize the act of contrition. Students have them in their homework folder. They should be practicing nightly.

Monday, Dec. 9 – Friday, Dec.13 Book Fair. In the library after school from 3-4 PM and during their library time on Thursday.

Next week (Third week of Lent):

Thursday, Dec. 19- 5th grade Christmas Party.

Thursday, Dec. 19- Secret Santa. Students convinced me to have a Secret Santa. These are the parameters: students wrote done a gift suggestion ($5.00-dollar limit). They also chose a place and items that they would like their Secret Santa to donate towards (also $5.00-dollar limit). For a total of no more than $10.00. Please let me know if this is a hardship for your family. I know it is a busy time of year and do not want to add any more to it.

Thursday, Dec. 19- Christmas Program at 7:00 PM. No homework

Friday, Dec. 20- Half day.

In class:

ELA Reading – We started The Best Christmas Pageant by Barbara Robinson. Students will read a chapter aloud every night and write a GIST list.

ELA Writing/Social Studies- Students are researching a Catholic Church from their state. I suggested to students to look at three different churches to see which ones had information available. Part of the research is to look at the type of architecture of the church, history, location, connection (if there is one). I also let them know, if their church is named after a saint, they can talk about the saint it was named after. Students have a rubric and graphic organizer that lets them know what the report entails.

Religion– Advent

Math- Reviewing multiplying multi digit whole numbers and begin to introduce multiplying with decimals.