Welcome to Fifth Grade!

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Lesson will resume after Spring Break!

Prayer Day will take place on Wednesday, March 28th.  Our class will be participating in the Adoration, an observation of the Stations of the Cross, and the Benediction.  In addition, we will be making sandwiches which will be donated to a shelter for Easter.  Please send in $5.00 as soon as possible, so that supplies for the sandwiches can be purchased.  Thank you!

The Creative Arts Program will begin this month.  The dates for this program are March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.  I hope everyone has a great time!

We will be having a working snack in our classroom this year. I am asking that each student bring in one healthy snack and water to
 have during this time. (Due to the Lenten Season, we will be giving up our snacktime.)

All homework, class assignments, and test dates may be found in your child's agenda.  

In Religion, we have completed our Unit on the Sacraments of Initiation.  We learned about the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Our next unit will focus on the Sacraments of Healing.  We will learn about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Our class saint is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We will learn about her life, successes, and challenges as the year progresses. The Fully Alive program has begun.  This week we will discuss God's love for us, our connection to other people, and the stages of our lives.  

In Health, we will transition to Nutrition.  We will learn about Calories, the Food Groups, Nutrients and Minerals, as well as how to read a Nutrition Fact label.  
Division and Multiplication of Decimals, Chapter 9, will be our next topic in Mathematics.  We will learn how to model each operation using hundreds grids.  We will be using ConnectEd in the class and at home. Each student has received a letter, which contains their user name and password.  Please keep these user names and passwords handy, as we will be using the program throughout the course of the year. Thank you!

In Science, we will make change from our study of Weather and Water to a study of Plants.  We will learn about cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and about how plants grow with and without seeds.  We will also be conducting a project that revolves around the placement of seeds and their growth. 
If you have any questions, please ask.  

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese

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