SAS 5th Grade News Nov 27

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Toy Drive for MLK

New unwrapped toys may be donated until December 12. 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 students are presenting their Saint's to the class. We will also be reviewing the sacrament of Reconciliation and discuss forgiveness.

Language Arts

In Writing and Grammar, students will begin Unit 3. They will be able to identify the action verb in the predicate of a sentence. They will also be able to identify the direct object that receives the action of the verb.

Students took the Chapter 7 Spelling test yesterday. Remember students who receive 100% on the pretest do not need to take the test on Friday as long as they turn it in. Students will take a Spelling 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.

Please make sure students are reviewing their daily notes in their composition book. This will help them prepare for the Friday Review Quizzes.

Social Studies

Students will study reasons for exploration and colonization of the Americas, including the Reformation and the Columbian Exchange. The crossword puzzle is due on Wednesday and the quiz will be Thursday. Students will work on the activity part in class on Wednesday.


In Science, students will be able to identify what happens during chemical bonding. They will be able to describe the difference between metallic and ionic bonding. The Science Unit 3 Assessment will take place on Thursday, December 13th.


Raider Run

We are looking to wrap up collection of the Raider Run donations. Please make sure to pay online by Friday, November 30th. Students still need to turn the form into their teacher by Friday with their total donations. 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 11th.

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.

Here is how this will work:

The students will choose their partners. They can choose someone from the other class.

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.

On November 30th and December 7th we have reserved the gym where the two fifth grade classes will gather and assemble the blankets.

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.

Friday, November 30th, 5A Hot Lunch. Please check your emails from Katy Mahoney in regards to help and donations.

Tuesday, December 4th, Confession Schedule: 5A at 10:00 and 5T at 10:30.

Thursday, December 6th, 2:00 Christmas Rally in the Gym.

Friday, December 14th, 5T Hot Lunch.

Tuesday, December 11th, Catholic Charities field trip to deliver blankets.

Tuesday, December 18th, 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 12/11. More details to come next week.

Tuesday, December 18th, 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 19th, 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.

Thursday, December 20th Christmas break begins. School resumes Monday, January 7.