SAS 5th Grade News April 17

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In the Classroom This Week:


We are continuing Chapter 1 in the Family Life Book. This chapter talks about how being created by God is the basis for self-respect and respect for others. Men and women are different but complementary and equal in God's eyes. We are responsible for protecting and nurturing God's gift of life.

5T will be leading the Mass this Friday. Please join us as we celebrate together as a school.

Language Arts

Students will be writing a Descriptive Essay about their field trip to the Cat Haven. They will focus on using showing words that describe the story based on the five senses instead of just telling a story. They will describe their favorite experience, favorite animal, three things they learned in the Track and Trails class, and how they “feel” about the Cat Haven experience. Students will illustrate their story during Friday art time.

Unit 15 Vocab test will be on Friday.


Students took Chapter 12 Test today. Students will be taking the Benchmark Test on Friday. Wednesday and Thursday we will be reviewing the units for the Benchmark test together in class.

Please keep encouraging students to review their composition book of daily notes.


In Science, students will be able to describe density. They will learn the formula for density and how to apply it when they compare the density of metals, solids, and liquids. Students will also be able to identify endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions.

Social Studies

Students are working on Week 18 newspaper. In this newspaper we will study the early democratic and practices that emerged during the Colonial period, including the significance of representative assemblies and town meetings. There will not be a test on this weeks newspaper.

Students will begin to put together their US Map states and capitals study guide. Students will test on a region each week and the final 50 states and capitals test will be on Wednesday, May 16th.

5th graders are learning the locations and capitals of all 50 states!

All 5th graders are expected to learn the location of each of the 50 states, as well as the capital of each state. Students will focus on small sections of the United States for a one-week period to learn the states and capitals in smaller chunks. We will map out each region together in class so students have a study guide.

The testing outline is listed below:

Students will begin with the West and Southwest regions on Wednesday, April 11 and will test on both regions Thursday, April 19.

Students will add the Middle region April 19 and will test on this region Wednesday, April 25.

Students will add the Northeast region to their maps on Wednesday April, 26 and will test on this region on Thursday, May 3.

Students will add the fifth and final region, the Southeast, to their maps on Wednesday, April 4 and will test on this region Wednesday, April, 9. Students will then test on all 50 states and capitals on Wednesday, May 16.


3rd trimester progress reports published

3rd trimester progress reports are on SchoolSpeak today. We ask that you please sign electronically and/or send with your child a note that says you have seen their grades. We are really working hard on keeping the kids focused as we get ready to end the school year.

Schedule Reminders

Homework Club will only be on Thursday this week.

Tuesday, April 17: Progress Reports electronically on SchoolSpeak.

Friday, April 20: 5T Mass

Saturday, April, 28: Spring Auction