Miss Yoon's Memo

April 2022

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

Happy Spring! We have learned so much in every subject and have really been able to dive deep into topics and concepts in new and exciting ways. Each student has really shown off their strengths in the classroom through helping others, being polite and kind, and working hard ever single day.


As we look ahead into April, we must continue to honor and keep our Lenten promises. As we prepare for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I hope you take the time to reflect on the year we've had and look to the good things we have planned for the rest of the month.


Policy Reminders:

- On free dress days, students must wear tennis shoes but they can be different colors

- Please make a note of all school Masses to ensure students are wearing dress uniform


With Gratitude,

Miss Yoon

Curriculum Corner

Math

In math, we are moving beyond fractions! We are looking toward measurement in all forms - weight, length, and capacity and learning about:

  • Patterns and Expressions
  • Ordered Pairs and Graph Patterns
  • Customary Units of Length
  • Customary Units of Weight


Language Arts

In language arts, we continue to practice reading comprehension skills across various types of texts:

  • Close Reading Skills: Compare and Contrast
  • Using evidence to support a claim
  • Realistic Fiction


Writing

In writing, students will be practicing grammar and sentence structure to improve our writing skills, such as:

  • Pronouns and antecedents
  • Writing piece: Expository Writing


Religion

In religion, students will be answering questions about how we know God through Sacred Scripture, Sacred Traditions, and the Seven Sacraments. This month, we will focus on:

  • Lesson 10: Sacraments of Service
  • Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony
  • Levels of priesthood
  • Covenants with God and each other


Science

In science, we have wrapped up our unit on ecosystems. We are shifting to discuss the land, water, air, and life on earth

  • The Hydrosphere
  • The Geosphere
  • The Atmosphere
  • The Biosphere


Social Studies

In social studies, we are continuing to learn about the conflicts that lead to the Revolutionary War, Battles of the War, and the Signing of the Declaration of Independence

  • Battle at Lexington and Concord
  • Battle of Yorktown
  • Second Continental Congress
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Early Democratic Ideas

Classroom Events:


  • Fifth Grade leads the Stations of the Cross on 3/31 (for the school) and on 4/1 (for the parish)

  • New Classroom Jobs

  • New Classroom Seats

Schoolwide Events

  • Stations of the Cross led by 3rd grade: Thursday, April 7 at 11:30am
  • All School Mass: Friday, April 8 at 9:00am
  • HT Campus Clean-Up Day: Saturday, April 9 10am-12pm
  • Stations of the Cross led by 8th grade: Wednesday, April 13 at 11:15am
  • Easter Break: April 14-22
  • STAR Testing begins: Monday, April 25
  • Disciple of Christ Monthly Recognition: Monday, April 25
  • All Jog-a-thon Money due: Thursday, April 28
  • 3rd Trimester Progress Reports Distributed in Parent Envelope: Thursday, April 28
  • All School Mass led by 5th grade: Friday, April 29 at 9:00am
  • Annual Jog-a-thon: Friday, April 29
  • First Eucharist Mass with the parish: Saturday, April 30 at 10:00am

April Birthdays

Bella Collins - April 14th

Congratulations to our March Disciple of Christ: Leo Tanous

Our Classroom Wishlist

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