Welcome to Mrs. Albert's 5th Grade Class!
This year we will develop important skills and be introduced to interesting concepts. We will study American history and work with fractions and decimals in math. We will continue to hone our writing skills, and of course, we will read many great books. We will also deepen our understanding of the Catholic faith and reenact the Stations of the Cross at Easter.
In addition, 5th graders are responsible for leading the school in the Angelus and distributing milk.
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Little Flower School uses Journeys to deliver reading instruction. Next week we will study Lesson 20. We will practice words from other languages, work on contractions, and read the humorous fiction, "Don Quixote and the Windmills."
Students are able to access all Journeys' lessons and curricular materials online. I do not expect them to schlep heavy books back and forth to school. They may, however, take their books home if they need them.
Little Flower School adopted Math in Focus two years ago. This series uses Singapore Math methods to deliver instruction. This week we will begin Chapter 9, Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.
Math curricula can also be accessed online. Students will use the same passwords for reading and math resources.
The Lesson 20 Spelling Test will be on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Student Learning Expectations
Little Flower Students will be...
Spelling, Lesson 20
April 3, 2017
Spelling - PB, pp. 191 - 192
Math - Workbook, Ch 9, Ls 9.1
pp. 15 - 18
April 4, 2017
Spelling - 15 Sentneces
PB, pp. 203 - 204
Math - Workbook, Ch 9, Ls 9.2
April 5, 2017
PB, pp. 215 - 216
Math - Workbook, Ch 9, Ls 9.
April 6, 2017
Spelling - 3 Times Each
Math - Workbook, Ch 9, Ls 9.
Students are reminded that Lent is a time for personal growth. Father Honesto used to use the acronym ASH to help us remember goals that Christians should strive for during this season. A is for alms-giving. How can we help those who are less fortunate? S is for sacrifice. Lent is a time when we should focus on only the things we need. Jesus suffered in the desert for those forty days. And H is for Holy. How can we strengthen our faith and become closer to Jesus during this season?
Biggest Little City Bake Sale
5th Grade will be hosting the Biggest Little City Bake Sale on Tuesday, April 4 to raise money for the Heifer Project. The bakery will be in business before school, at recess, at lunch, and after school. Goodies will sell for $1. I am asking each 5th grader to bring 2 dozen cookies, cupcakes, brownies, or whatever to stock the sale. Please make sure treats are nut-free. I am also looking for a couple of parents to take shifts with the children. Four students will work each of the shifts.
Stations of the Cross
On Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5th grade students will present the Crucifixion of Jesus through a live reenactment of the Stations of the Cross. The presentation will be at 10:00am in place of our weekly school mass.
Students will be dismissed on Holy Thursday at 12:30pm. School will not be in session on Good Friday or Easter Monday so that students may spend the Easter holiday with family.
We are out of baby wipes. Please send some in if you can.
End of the Quarter
The end of the 3rd Quarter was Friday, March 24, 2017.
School will not be in session from March 27 - 31, 2017. Enjoy the week with your family!
Please join us for our weekly school Mass at 10:00am on Thursdays.
It is often hard for students to know how to choose a good book to read. Each year experts at the American Library Association award one book with the Newbery Medal for excellence in literature and name one or more books as Honor Books. Click on this link for the list of books from the past 95 years.
Newbery Book List
Our School Day
School begins at 8:20am and ends at 3:15pm, Monday through Friday. Students will be marked tardy at 8:30am. At pick up, be prepared to show identification before signing your children out. Students who are not picked up by 3:30pm will be sent to the after school program.