Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Band Lessons
Friday, March 3rd
Group B - 10:00 a.m.
Group D - 9:00 a.m.
Group E - 8:30 a.m. 
Group H - 1:00 p.m.
Group F - 12:30 p.m.
Group G & J- 10:30 p.m. 

We love to celebrate birthdays in our class!  Please keep in mind that we have several students with food allergies. If you plan on sending in a special treat with your child, please check with me to make sure that it is permitted. In addition, please only send in a treat for our class. Thank you!!

We will be eating snack in our class during the day. Again, we have some students with food allergies. Please make sure that the snack you send in is a peanut-free snack. Thank you!

The Hot Lunch Program is in full swing. Please make sure that your child has their ticket for their lunch.  Hot Pretzels will be sold on Tuesday and Ice Cream will be sold on Thursday's during lunch. Thank you!

In Religion, we are going to continue to shift our focus towards making decisions.  We will talk about making judgments using our morals and values.  In addition, we will learn about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

So far in Health, we have learned about the Health Triangle and the Decision Making Process. Next, we will begin to discuss Nutrition.  We will learn about the food group and about the importance of making good food choices.   In addition, we will learn about the six categories of Nutrients and about how to read Nutrition Labels on food items. 

We will be moving on to Chapter 6 in Mathematics.  We will begin by using area models to help us learn how to divide using mental math.  We will also learn about practice dividing with two-, three-, and four-digit numbers.  We will still be using the ConnectEd website for homework assignments. If for some reason they have trouble using or navigating the site, the assignments can be found in the Useful Links section of this class page.  If you have any questions, please ask!  

Science will continue with a shift towards Earth in Space.  We will learn about our Solar System and all of the unique findings within the system.  The students will have a copy of an outline to complete for notes on this Chapter.  The Prezi notes for this chapter can be found in the Useful Links on this page.  The students will begin a month-long project this week that involves taking daily observations of the Phases of the Moon.  Each student has received a copy of the packet for this project.  If for some reason an additional copy is needed, a copy can be found in the Useful Links section on this page.  Happy Tracking!!!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese

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