April 19, 2021
Dear Fifth Grade Families,
I hope everyone had a restful Spring Break and a happy Easter!
The Jog-a-thon: (email sent earlier with all the details from the school)
We are heading toward our newest fundraising event: the ICRS Jog-A-Thon. This will kick off on Monday, April 19.
Friday April 30: Day of event. All students will participate the day of the event regardless of whether they have collected donations or not. Students will run with their class at specified times for about 15 minutes. Every participant will wear the Jog-A-Thon t-shirt and a get a “cool” treat following their run. The Jog-A-Thon website will close at midnight on Friday, April 30.
Learning goals for the week of April 19-23
Religion- Group presentations on Wednesday, 21, 2021. We will also focus on Grace and Sin, Vocations and Vows, and if time allows a review on virtues. On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5th grade will take the ACRE assessment. All 5th and 8th graders take a religion assessment throughout the archdioceses. It should only take one day to complete.
Math- Graphing ordered pairs, coordinate planes, and classifying shapes.
Reading- Number the Stars Chapter 9-12 with a focus on Vocabulary, Outlining, Character Analysis, and Plot Diagraming
Writing- Research People for the state report and begin the first and second drafts to include peer editing
Language- Figurative language
Social Studies- The thirteen colonies: the difference and similarities that led to the path of independence
Science- Unit Name: Chemical Magic NGSS- Physical Science – Chemical Reactions and Properties of Matter HMH unit 2
There is an opportunity for students to enter a writing contest for the Skagit Historical Museum. Some of the students seemed to be interested in entering so I gave them a copy of the rules and registration form. The information is online at Skagit County Historical Museum.
** Please remind students to bring a water bottle to school every day. The weather is starting to turn sunny and warm. Hydration is important throughout the day.
I hope you have a great weekend to enjoy the beautiful weather!