SAS 5th Grade News Nov 7

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The St. Anthony's Annual Food Drive Begins This Week!

Please send in canned goods (boxes tend to get damaged in transport, wasting food) in bags. If you have extra brown bags you can donate, please send those in with food donations. Thank you for your support during the holiday season!

Students may earn extra credit for bringing in cans. For every 2 cans students will earn 1 extra credit point up to 10 points. Food Drive will run through Friday, November 17.

In the Classroom This Week:


Students turned in their Saints last week and did a beautiful job. Second grade used them as a background at their presentation today. Students will begin to present their Saint tomorrow. It is a brief 1-2 minute speech, very low key. They may read from their index card and need to be able to answer 2 questions from the class.

Language Arts

In Writing and Grammar we will be getting back to the fundamentals. We will be learning about compound predicates and how to take two predicates and combine them into one sentence.

Students will take a Unit 6 vocab test on Thursday.


Students are beginning chapter 6, Multiplying Decimals. This week students will be multiplying decimals by 10, 100, and 1,000, estimating the product of a decimal and a whole number, and working on numbers sense with decimal multiplication. Students will have a quiz on Thursday covering these topics.

We encourage that students review their class notes nightly.

Social Studies

Students began Unit 2 yesterday. We will be discussing why Europeans began to look for a sea route to Asia and how technology made ocean exploration possible. We will also be discussing why the Europeans explored the Americas and what they found. We will look at the obstacles and accomplishments of these early explores too.


We will wrap up our Astronomy Unit in Science this week. Students completed a study guide on Monday, we will review it on Tuesday. Students will take the final Astronomy assessment on Wednesday. Next week we will begin our Chemistry unit.


SchoolSpeak Grades

We are finalizing grades, conduct, effort, etc. for report cards distribution on Tuesday, November 14. Grades will be published by the end of today. Please sign report cards next week, and return them by Friday, November 17.

Raider Run

Students' run on Thursday from 12:55 - 1:45. Students are allowed to wear Thursday shirts and athletic, comfy clothes to school on Thursday (girls- yoga pants or capris and boys- basketball shorts). Please check the Tuesday newsletter for the pledge form. Students who bring in $35, will earn a Raider Run t-shirt. All money raised will go directly to the class account. We are challenging the students a 100% class participation. Money can be brought in next week and pledges will still be accepted after Thanksgiving if that time is needed to collect pledges from relatives. Student with the most money brought in will get to be teacher for the afternoon. Thank you!

Second Trimester

Just a few changes for the Second Trimester....

Weekly reading logs (100 minutes minimum) still required on Monday mornings.

Late work will still be accepted within 10 days of collecting with a penalty.

Schedule Reminders

No school, Friday, November 10, in honor of all our Veteran's.

Tuesday, November 14- Report Cards go home and need to be signed and returned by Friday November 17th.

Wednesday, November 15- Confession: 10:00 5A and 10:30 5T.

Thursday, November 16, - the Academic and Fall Sports Awards will be held in the gym beginning at 1:15 P.M. (please note the change)

Thanksgiving break is from Monday, November 20, through Friday, November 26 to remember and enjoy our many blessings!