SAS 5th Grade News Sept 18

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In the Classroom This Week:


Today we finished chapter 2 and on Thursday will begin chapter 3. Chapter 3- Baptism Unites Us with the Christian Community will be discussing how water is a symbol of Baptism and how water cleanses us from original sin. We will discuss the use of the sacramentals in Baptism.

Language Arts

In Writing and Grammar, students will learn how to correct fragments and run-on sentences. They will also prepare for and take the Unit 1 test.

Students took a Unit 3 Spelling pretest yesterday. Students who earned 100% on the pretest will not need to take the test Friday.


Students having been working on Chapter 3. Students should be able to understand the difference between the 4 Multiplication Properties. Students will be able to explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Students will also be able to use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

Friday students will have a review quiz from past lessons as well as this weeks lessons.

Social Studies

This week students will be studying the geography, culture and government of the American Indians of the Great Plains. The crossword puzzle and 3 think and review questions (in complete sentences) are due on Wednesday and the totem pole activity is due Thursday. The test is also Thursday.


In Science, students will be able to describe, compare, and contrast the planets in our solar system.


Carnival Sign Ups

Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to help at the carnival. Please make sure that you show up for the time slot in which you signed up.

Conference Forms

Conference forms are coming home today. Please keep an eye out in your child's Tuesday Folder. If you need to make a change in your conference time, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.

Schedule Reminders

9/19- School Pictures- School pictures will be taken tomorrow in school uniform.

9/21 Pinwheels for Peace. We worked very hard with our buddies last week on designing our Pinwheels for Peace. They will be displayed outside the church lawn on Friday.

9/23 School Carnival

9/24 Monday- No School: Parent Teacher Conferences.

9/25-9/26 Minimum Days: Parent Teacher Conferences after school.

9/27 Thursday- 5T Hot Lunch

Calendar Additions

Pinwheels for Peace will be honored Friday 9/21. Class Reps need to be at school by 7:30 am on Thursday to help display the Pinwheels.