5th Grade General News

March 30-April 4

* The office is no longer open to parents and students.

Lessons for Monday 3-30-2020

Welcome to Monday 5th-grade!

Our 3rd week of Remote Learning

I will be available for Zoom meetings today from 9:00-11:30! 

Send me an email to request an invite. 

Spanish

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group:

  • Monday’s 5 A Day Warm-up- We are on the week 25 packet.
  • On page 5-6 of your hard book B, Complete the Quick Check independently.  Send me your answers to #1-6 via email. This is your first independent Checkpoint. Due by 3:00 today.
  • In Textbook B, read pg. 7-9 Understanding Thousandths.
  • Do Workbook B pgs. 1-2.

Mr. Casey’s math group:

  • Monday’s 5 a Day warm-up (Week 25) & 5 Minute Multiplication Madness
  • On page 5-6 of your textbook B (hardcover), Complete the Quick Check independently. Email me your results.
  • In Textbook B, read pg. 7-9 Understanding Thousandths.
  • Complete Workbook B pg.1-4

P.E.

 

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “Ellis Island: Unframed” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • Make sure you finished reading chapter 11, filling out your Chapter Summary and Book Bud.
  • On the Aunt Beast graphic organizer, in the center ballon, either..1) draw a sketch of Aunt Beast OR
  • 2) list (bullet point) the important features of Aunt Beast’s physical appearance
  • In the other balloons…
    • Search through chapters 10 & 11 for adjectives and descriptions of Aunt Beast. Add your findings to the other balloons. (example: Aunt Beast does not have sight.)
    • Aunt Beast Graphic Organizer
  • Answer Question in Google Classroom:  What is the nature of Aunt Beast’s language/style of communication: how is it unique; why is it significant to her character; how is she able to communicate in ways that others cannot? 

Science

                                                                History

  • (cont.) Mississippian Web quest (due tomorrow)- The website isn’t displaying any media (pictures, maps, etc.) right now, but the information is still there. You can skip any question that is dependent on viewing the media.

Religion

  • (cont.) Because we had to cancel the Over 65 Luncheon, OLG has donated $450 to CCS (Catholic Community Services). This money will provide 60 meals delivered to area seniors!
    • The question now is, What can you do as 5th-graders to help support this action and put your own, special touch, on this service? Talk this over with your families and respond in Google Classroom.

Spelling

March 23-27

* The office is no longer open to parents and students.

                    I’m available every day for a Zoom meeting from 9-11:30.                 Just email me and I’ll send the link!

Lessons for Friday 3-27-2020

 It’s F*R*I-Woo-D*A*Y-YEAH  5th-grade!

I’m available very excited about our Zoom meeting today at 10:30! 
Check your email at 10:00 for the invite. 
 
Today we will…
    • Check-in how this week’s remote learning went.
    • Watch Flocab and discuss current events.
    • Go over the Science Pretest.
    • Take the Spelling Test (have a piece of paper and pencil ready!!).
    • Talk about ongoing expectations.

 

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group & Mr. Casey’s math group:

  • Friday’s 5 a Day warm-up.
  • First students will log in and complete an Xtramath lesson and then they can play Prodigy, Espark, or Legends of Learning -Awakening (email me if you have forgotten your password)

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “Evolution of Graffiti” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • In Google Classroom write about how Knowledge vs Wisdom could be another theme for A Wrinkle in Time.
  • Read chapter 11 of A Wrinkle in Time
  • (cont.) A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary list and activity for Chapters 9-12. (Due Today)
Spanish
 
Science
  • Go over Science Pretest
 
Religion
  • Because we had to cancel the Over 65 Luncheon (that was originally scheduled for this Sunday), OLG has donated $450 to CCS (Catholic Community Services). This money will provide 60 meals delivered to area seniors!
    • The question now is, What can you do as 5th-graders to help support this action and put your own, special touch, on this service? Talk this over with your families and respond in Google Classroom.
Spelling
  • Spelling Sentences (Google Classroom Assignment)-Due Today
  • Spelling Test

Lessons for Thursday 3-26-2020

W0W! it’s Thursday 5th-grade!

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group:

  • Wednesday’s 5 a Day warm-up.
  • Understanding Hundredths packet pg. 10-12. (this is a review of what you learned in 4th-grade)

Mr. Casey’s math group:

  • Thursday’s 5 a Day warm-up and 5-minute multiplication table.
  • iReady Decimal Packet pg.  20-23
  • Sign in to Khan Academy

Technology

 

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “Mexican Muralists” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • Newsela assignment in Google Classroom.
  • (cont.) A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary list and activity for Chapters 9-12. (continued, due 3-27)
Art 
 
Spelling
  • Spelling Sentences (Google Classroom Assignment)-Due Friday
  • Study for the spelling test.

 

Lessons for Wednesday 3-25-2020

Welcome to Wednesday 5th-grade!

P.E.

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group:

  • Wednesday’s 5 a Day warm-up.
  • Understanding Hundredths packet pg. 7-9. (this is a review of what you learned in 4th-grade)

Mr. Casey’s math group:

  • Wednesday’s 5 a Day warm-up and 5-minute multiplication table.
  • iReady Decimal Packet pg.  16-19

Religion

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “New York City: 5 Pointsand write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • In Google Classroom, students will respond to prompt;
    • “Her father: “Yes. It’s frightening as well as an exciting thing to discover that matter and energy are the same thing, that size is an illusion, and that time is a material substance. We can know this, but it’s far more than we can understand with our puny little brains.”                                                                   -A Wrinkle in Time, Ch. 10
    • How does this statement compare to Einstein’s quote from the beginning of our study?
    • What does Meg’s father mean when he says, “we can know this, but it’s far more than we can understand”?
      • (Einstein Quote from Lesson 1: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”  – Albert Einstein)
    • Be sure to title the document “Reading Response #7- (with your name)”
    • Do not post on the blog at this time.
  • (cont.) A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary list and activity for Chapters 9-12. (continued, due 3-27)
 Spelling
  • Spelling Sentences (Google Classroom Assignment)-Due Friday
  • Spelling Workout pg 102-104 (Turn in Today)

History

  • Spend 30min working on Mississippian Webquest. (This is due next Tuesday 3-31-2020)

Lessons for Tuesday 3-24-2020

Good Morning 5th-grade!

Music

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group:

Mr. Casey’s math group:

Library

  • Read for 45 Minutes

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “The Secret Star of Graffiti Art: Banksyand write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • After you post reply to three of your classmate’s comments, being sure to follow the class rules on commenting on a public blog.
  • A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary list and activity for Chapters 9-12. (continued, due 3-27)

 

Spelling

  • Spelling Workout pg 102-104 (Due Wednesday)

Religion

 

Lessons for Monday 3-23-2020

Good Morning and Happy Monday 5th-grade!

 

Spanish

Math

Mrs. Lawler’s math group:

Mr. Casey’s math group:

  • Monday’s 5 a Day warm-up and 5-minute multiplication table.
  • Decimals: Nearpod place value review-class code: BMZKU.
    • Go to nearpod.com, sign on, and enter class code-BMZKU

Spelling

P.E.

Reading

  • Read Article-a-day “Street Art in Brazil” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.

 

  • In Google Classroom, respond to the question: “How has the characters of Meg and IT been developed so far?” This response needs to be at least a paragraph and include examples from the book. Be sure to turn this in through Goole Classroom.

History

  • You will start the Web Quest activity assigned in Google Classroom.

Religion

  • Read Thuan’s story and  answer the question, “How did Quat and her community live out the principle Life and Dignity of the Human Person?”
  • Complete the activity.
  • Read Genesis 1:27.
    • Creator God, You have made us in your image and likeness. Help us remember to treat each person with respect and welcome them into our community. Amen

March 16-20

* Materials for week 2 and beyond are available for pick-up at the school office Thursday,  (3/19/20).

Lessons for Friday 3-20-2020

Happy Friday 5th Grade!  I hope that your 4th day of remote learning was engaging and getting smoother!  Some of us even did some science!!

Morning ZOOM Meeting @ 10:30!

Mrs. Lawler’s Math group & Mr. Casey’s Math group:

  • 5-a-Day Math Review
  • Students can start with Xtramath and then play Prodigy, eSpark, Legends of Learning, or Khan Academy.

Reading:

  • Students will log into Google Classroom and respond to prompt;Then she realized that Charles Wallace was speaking, being spoken through by IT. “But that’s exactly what we have on Canazototz. Complete equality. Everybody exactly alike.” For a moment her brain reeled with confusion. Then came a moment of blazing truth. “No!” she said triumphantly. ”Like and equal are not the same thing at all!”                  –A Wrinkle in Time, Ch. 9      
  • Do you agree with Meg? Compare and contrast what “Like” and “Equal” mean.
  • After it is approved by the teacher, they must post it on the blog. They will thenreply on 3 of their classmate’s comments; following the class rules of online commenting
  • You can link to the blog here:  https://olg5thgrade.edublogs.org/2020/03/20/reading-response-6/

Spanish: 

Religion:

Science: 

Science (extended):

    • Focus Question: What is the effect of sunlight on earth materials?
    • NG_Earth_Sun_NM 162
    • Ask your family for 2 cereal bowls and a thermometer.
    • Ask a family member how to use the thermometer!
    • Fill one bowl with soil and the other with water and place in the sunlight.
    • Check the temperature of the materials every 3 minutes by placing the small end of the thermometer in the water and then the soil.
    • Record your findings on the notebook table.

Spelling (3/16-3/20):

  • Review- Workout pg. 97-100   Due: TODAY!!!!

 

Lessons for Thursday 3-19-20

Good morning 5th-grade!  I hope that your 3rd day of remote learning was engaging and easy to figure out!

Mrs. Lawler’s Math group:

  • 5-a-Day Math Review
  • Workbook A – Mid Year Review – Pgs. 277- 278

Mr. Casey’s Math group:

Reading:

  • Read Article-a-day “Americas Bird Soars” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • Newsela Article + questions, writing prompt.
  • Read chapter 9 of A Wrinkle in Time

Science:

  • Focus Question: What is the effect of sunlight on earth materials?
  • NG_Earth_Sun_NM 162
  • Ask your family for 2 cereal bowls and a thermometer.
  • Ask a family member how to use the thermometer!
  • Fill one bowl with soil and the other with water and place in the sunlight.
  • Check the temperature of the materials every 3 minutes by placing the small end of the thermometer in the water and then the soil.
  • Record your findings on the notebook table.

Spelling (3/16-3/20):

  • Review- Workout pg. 97-100   Due: Fri 3/20

 

Lessons for Wednesday, 3-18-2020

P.E.

https://www.guadalupe-school.org/classes/physical-education-program/p-e-lessons-march-16-april-24/

Mr. Casey’s Math group:

Reading:

  • Read Article-a-day “Reefs at Risk” and write 3 things you think are important in your Book of Knowledge and in a google doc that you share with me.
  • Students will take A Wrinkle in Time ch. 5-8 Quiz.
    • see email

History:

  • Complete Push and Pull reasons for Human Migration.
    • see email

Spelling (3/16-3/20):

  • Review- Workout pg. 97-100   Due: Fri 3/20

Lessons for Tuesday 3-17-2020

Music: https://www.guadalupe-school.org/remote-learning-music-at-olg/

Mr. Casey’s Math Group:

  • Tuesday warm-up and 5-minute multiplication table. Tangy-Tuesday.
  • Ratios: Nearpod Review- Students need to go to nearpod.com and log in as a student and enter class code: FERIJ (This is a remote experiment. Not sure if this will work out).

Reading:

  • You will log into Google Classroom and get the new assignment and respond to prompt, “Of the two themes in A Wrinkle in Time Discussed, Language and Communication & Good vs. Evil, which one “speaks” to you? (is more important, or you are more passionate about.) How has this theme has been developed (give details from the book)?
  • Submit their responses in Google Classroom and then post on the blog.
  • Then reply on 3 of their classmate’s comments; following the class rules of online commenting. Blog:  https://olg5thgrade.edublogs.org/2020/03/17/analyzing-two-th…-wrinkle-in-time/

Library: Students must read independently for 45 minutes.

Grammar/ Vocabulary: Complete assignment… click here for google doc with full explanation!

Spelling (3/16-3/20):

  • Review- Workout pg. 97-100   Due: Fri 3/20

 

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Archive of older posts….

 Here’s What’s Happening in September!

Guadalupe General Announcements/ Coming Up!

  • Beginning on Wednesday, September 12th, K-8 will be dismissed at 2:15 every Wednesday through the end of the year.

    • The first day of Band for 5th grade (this will be an introductory session).

  • Saturday, September 15th. Band Instrument Rental. 10:00 am-1:00 pm in the School Hall.

  • Tuesday, September 18th. Parent Organization meeting. 6:30 pm in the Math Lab.

  • Wednesday, September 19th. Picture Day (Individual) Free Dress. 

  • Tuesday, September 29th. OLG Art Walk. 6:00 pm at the Walemsley Center

  • Pizza Fridays (K-8th Grade) start Sept. 14th: Wednesday, May 16th: Band Festival! See information from Miss McKamey!

  • Thursday, May 17th: 2nd Grade All School Mass! Wear Blues. 

  • Friday, May 25th: Talent Show at 1:30- 2:30. Location TBD. 

  • Monday, May 28th: No School. Memorial Day.

  • SCRIP! Do you go out to eat? Buy coffee? Groceries? Do you like doing fun things? Do you do normal things like get gas for your car, or go to Target? If so, purchase Scrip and support the school while doing all the things you love and are part of your everyday routine! More info on the OLG website and in the office.

Here’s what’s happening in 5th grade:

Tests, Quizzes and Presentations:

Curriculum Update and Outline for the month of May

 

Language Arts: Literature/ Reading: PAY IT FORWARD YOUNG READER’S EDITION

We are wrapping up Pay it Forward. Quizzes weekly.

Final Project is PowerPoint/ Google Slides based and will apply skills learned and developed in class and in technology. (Project post- Spring Break). 

 

Language Arts: Writing: Poetry

In Writing, we are beginning our poetry unit and are focusing on the different applications, formation and presentation of poetry. 5th graders will be learning about different forms of poetry, and will be writing their own poetry. They will also be collaborating with the 7th graders to present, share and deliver poetry, both self- created and discovered through various mediums.

 

Language Arts: Spelling and Vocabulary:

  • Week of 5/4: This is a Vocab Week: Lesson 17.
  • Week of 5/11: This is a Spelling Week: Lesson 16
  • Week of 5/18: This is a Vocab Week: Lesson 18.

 

History/ Social Studies: EXPLORATION AND COLONIZATION! 

In history we are exploring the impacts of the ancient cultures in South and Central America and their colonization. We are moving North, focusing on the colonization done by Spain and explorers from various countries, and will be looking at the Triangle Trade Routes, the impact of slave trade and slavery, and the eventual colonization of the east coast, of what is now the US/ Canada– forming the “13 Original Colonies” and beyond. We have explored the impact of Spain on the formation of the Americas, and will be making connections between Colonial Research Projects and the New England Colonies. We will be focusing on the impact of slavery and will be leading us back to our StoryPath unit from September and October on the Revolutionary War.

 

 

Science: Earth and Sun!

 

 

Math: Area! and Decimals (Ch. 6 and 8)

 We are concluding our focus on Area with rectangles and triangles and have spent the past few days making our triangles and rectangles come to life, making real-time models in the classroom and outside on the playground. Students have been able to apply their knowledge and have a deeper understanding of area, triangles, and rectangles.

Next up, we are entering Book B and will be focusing on Decimals!

Religion: Faith in Action

We are the hands and feet of Christ. Students will be focusing on the Catholic Social Teaching (CST), in depth, for the month of May. Each week we will be focusing on a different area, and will be applying the CST to real-world, relatable situations.

 

Band: Band is on Wednesday and Friday. Miss McKamey said the kids sound awesome! Keep up the practicing and hard work! Please be aware of changing dates and other dates in which students will need their instruments, as some upcoming practices are also combined band days with the School Band (6th-8th grade).

 

Spanish: Students typically are assigned homework on Mondays. It is due (usually) on Friday. Students are encouraged to visit Rockalingua and login using the login information that they should have written in their notebooks.

 

Helpful Websites

Student Sites: Google

Office 365: http://www.office.com

Google: http://www.google.com

Google Classroom: http://classroom.google.com

 

Other Sites: 

ELA

Math

Games are a great way to practice your math in a fun way! Here are many websites (free and paid subscription) that will give you an opportunity to practice your math using games, strategy, videos and practice worksheets that can be done digitally or can be printed.

Social Studies

Science

Grammar

Typing Skills 

Technology