SAS 5th Grade News Nov 28

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Toy Drive for MLK

New unwrapped toys may be donated until December 15. Toys should be appropriate for Kindergartner's through 6th grade. Toys can be placed in the bins outside the office. No stuffed animals or toys that require batteries please.

In the Classroom This Week:


This week we are focusing on the beginning of the Advent season, making Advent calendars with personal reflections and goals. We will also be reviewing the sacrament of Reconciliation and discuss forgiveness.

Language Arts

We are returning to the Writing and Grammar book and focusing on some fundamentals. This week we will be learning the difference between singular and plural nouns, how to write irregular nouns, and determining possessive nouns.

Students are continuing Unit 7 in their Vocabulary Workbook this week. Students will take a Vocab test on Friday.


Students are beginning Chapter 7 this week, learning about dividing decimals. We will be dividing decimals by 10, 100, or 1000. Estimating decimal quotients and number sense of decimal division. There will be a review quiz this Friday on this weeks material and past material and a Chapter 7 Test next Friday.

Social Studies

Students will learn about Roanoke and Jamestown in the early competition among nations for control of North America. They will also explore some of the benefits and difficulties of colonial interaction with American Indians.


In Science students will be learning all about the Periodic Table of Elements. They will be learning the atomic number and chemical symbol of the elements, as well as whether the element is a liquid, gas, metalloid, non-metal, or metal. They will also be learning about protons, neutrons, and electrons of an atom


Raider Run

We are looking to wrap up collection of the Raider Run donations. Please turn your money in by Friday, December 1. Thank you for all your support this season! Remember all money collected goes into the class account.

Tied with Love

“Tied with Love”

Dear Parents,

Fifth grade has decided they would like to create a care package titled “Tied with Love” to deliver to Catholic Charities by December 15th.

Here is what they have come up with:

· They would like to make fleece tie blankets. Two color coordinated pieces of fleece, each 3 ½ yards will be needed.

· After a class vote, the students have decided they would like to each donate four additional items: a toothbrush, toothpaste, a pair of socks, and a beanie.

Here is how this will work:

The students have been divided into pairs.

Either one person from the pair will donate the fleece, or many pairs of students want to split the donation of the fleece. I am letting them work this out amongst themselves.

Each student will bring in the four items listed above.

On December 1st we have reserved the gym where the two fifth grade classes will gather and assemble the blankets. They will be bundled together with the other donations. So each “Tied with Love” care package will consist of: 1 large blanket, 2 toothbrushes, 2 toothpastes, two pairs of socks, and two beanies.

Schedule Reminders

Grades have been posted today. Please make sure that if your child has any missing or excused work that it gets turned in immediately. Points will be taken off for being late and they have 10 days from the date it was due to turn in the assignment for credit.

Friday, December 8, 5T Hot Lunch.

Friday, December 15, Confession Schedule: 5A at 10:00 and 5T at 10:30.

We will also be heading to Catholic Charities to bring the blankets and toiletries.

Tuesday, December 19, we will take the students to Gateway Ice Center for a little ice skating fun. Permission Slips are coming home next week in your child's Tuesday Folder.
Please return forms by Tuesday 12/12. More details to come next week.

Tuesday, December 19, The Christmas Program will be at 7:15 P.M. Students will meet in the classroom at 7:00 dressed in Sunday attire. Be prepared for parking as the other Christmas show is just before us that same evening.

Wednesday, December 20, is a minimum day with a 12:30 dismissal. No Campus Care that day. We will have our homeroom Christmas party that day. Students have the option to participate in a gift exchange. Small gifts should fit in a small brown paper bag with a $10 value. Boys will exchange anonymously with boys, and girls will exchange anonymously with girls.

Christmas break begins. School resumes Monday, January 8.