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In religion, the students will be doing activities for the Lenten Season. They will be learning the Stations of the Cross and will be working in pairs illustrating the 14 stations. They will be writing a Lenten Prayer in their Prayer Journal. The next sacrament they will be studying is the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
In reading, the students are reading a narrative nonfiction story titled, “They Called Her Molly Pitcher.” They will learn new vocabulary and practice drawing conclusions and making generalizations. Other skills they will be practicing are: identifying regular and irregular verbs, synonyms and antonyms, interjections, and understanding the purpose of different types of writing pieces. Next we will read the book, Where the Red Fern Grows.
In English, the students are continuing their study of pronouns. They will be having a test over pronouns used as subjects, subjective complements, direct object, and object of the preposition. Students will also be doing an opinion writing this month.
In math, the students are learning to estimate fractions, to identify the least common denominator to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers, and to use the problem solving strategy- work backward.
In spelling, the students are learning how to spell singular and plural possessive nouns and contractions. They are using the six basic rules to correctly spell plural nouns and continue to do proofreading exercises to identify spelling errors in sentences.
In social studies, the students just took the test over the unit on the Age of Exploration. Next, the students will be learning about Colonial America. They will be studying the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. They will be learning about colonial life, slavery in the colonies, the Triangular Trade and colonial governments.
* Mar. 1 ~ Progress Reports go home
* Mar. 16 ~ Lenten Reconciliation Service
* Mar. 20 ~ Free Dress for a $1
* Mar. 26- April 2 ~ Spring Break
* April 1 ~ Easter Sunday
* Apr. 3 ~ Return to School
Service Learning Project Explanation
The fifth grade Service Learning Project is to help the Community Transitional School in Portland.
The Community Transitional School serves homeless children in grades K-8. The school has between
60 and 90 homeless students at any one time. The school needs many supplies for the students
throughout the year. Our fifth grade class helps these homeless children by donating school
supplies. Through participating in this project we have empathy for those less fortunate, and we
learn the true meaning of being a faith witness.
“And now three remain faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13