The 5th grade STAR

Walk in Faith with Mercy and Grace

News to Know.....for the week of April 4, 2016

Happy Easter season!

I hope you all enjoyed your break and that it provided you with some well needed family time! I'll enjoy hearing about all the goings-on of the kids throughout the week!

A few notes... We are beginning our Family Life unit in Religion this week. The book we use has 10 lessons, so the unit should take about 3 weeks to finish. Your child should have in their file today the book we use in class (consumable) and a Parent Connection booklet which gives you more information (this you may keep at home). There is another booklet that usually is part of the program but was missing out of most of the packets the kids opened up today, so I'm going to find out about that. I'll send home a REMIND notice if I find my answer before next week.

We've had a trimester of DLR (Daily Language Review) and a trimester of DMR (Daily Math Review). The purpose is to provide continuous skill review in these areas. It is our morning work - what the kids do as soon as they unpack in the morning. We correct it in class together the same day (DLR right away and DMR during math time.) This trimester we are alternating (week by week) and the grades will go into Sycamore - 5% of both their English grade and their Math grade will be DLR/DMR. The goal is for your child to be more successful this trimester, but if not, low scores in this one daily task will not have a significant effect on your child's subject grade.

What We're Learning

RELIGION: Family Life unit begins - see Parent Connection booklet that came home today. Please send a note or write an e-mail that you received this booklet. Thanks.

LITERATURE: We're back to group work until our final novel in May.
GRAMMAR: Verbs unit continues - quiz on first half of unit on Friday (Lessons are noted in grammar book - I will notify students tomorrow when I have book in front of me.)

WRITING: Descriptive/Persuasive writing

MATH: Perfect squares/square roots (celebrating 4/4/16) - Fractions later in week

SCIENCE: Discovery Ed. lessons continue - open note quiz on Unit 2 (water molecules lesson through water filter lesson) on Thursday

SOCIAL STUDIES: Ch. 6 - The Mid Atlantic Colonies

Altar Serving Schedule:

Tues. 4/5: Luke / Joseph

Weds. 4/6: Isabella

Thurs. 4/7: Kyle / Ethan

Reminder that the altar server installation Mass is Sunday, April 17 at 8:45. I look forward to seeing all my altar servers there to be recognized and officially installed! :)


Our field trip to Riley's Farm is Wednesday, May 4th. This is the only trip we take that costs money. Please send the $19 fee to school ASAP. This would be a good time to also let me know if you think you'll want to drive/chaperone. The fee is the same for adults, but you don't need to pay until the day of the field trip. Send me an e-mail if you think you'll want to go...permission slips won't be going home until later this month.

Need to Contact Me?

I'm available before school (except Thursdays) or after school for kids who need help on assignments or need extra help with skills/concepts we're learning.

"Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)