5th Grade Page

 

                                                    

WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE

with Mrs. Nyhus

 

The students did a great job planning and leading Ash Wednesday Mass.  We have been spending time preparing for the season of Lent.  On Thursday, we will have a Reconciliation service for students.

Friday is our rescheduled Saints North Roller Skating Field Trip!  We will be leaving school around 11:45 and returning at 2:30.  Students are welcome to bring some spending money if they wish.  There are concessions available for purchase but we will be eating lunch at school before we leave.

Please feel reach out at anytime by email at nyhusm@mmsaschool.org.

- Mrs. Nyhus

 

Click HERE for the 5th grade weekly schedule.

Click HERE for the current school patrol schedule. 

Click HERE for the 5th graders weekly homework.  This should match what each student records in his/her assignment notebook.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Our Language Arts curriculum will cover a wide variety of topics.  We will do the majority of our learning through novels such as Wonder and A Long Walk To Water.  We will have a strong spelling curriculum that focuses on the concepts to apply spelling skills to all words along with learning roots.  As always, we will focus on our writing with the parts of speech and structure throughout the year. 

This week: Students will be working on their Bridge to Terabithia compare and contrast paper.  We will also begin working with various types of sentences and continuing our work with word roots.  On Friday, we will have a spelling test with our Mega Words List 6 words.

MATH:

Our math work is all encompassing.  We begin the year with a focus on our math facts.  This leads us to a lot of work with fractions, decimals, and percents.  There will be the beginnings of algebra and fun with geometry.

This week: Last Friday, students completed their unit 4 math tests.  This week, we will begin unit 5 which focuses on dividing with decimals.  We will begin with reviewing how to divide numbers and work towards using decimals instead of remainders.

RELIGION:

In religion, we learn how we worship as Christians.  We celebrate the Eucharist.  We celebrate God's healing love and worship God by living in love.

This week: 5th graders will spend time creating our own stations of the cross.  We will also be learning more about Lent and attending Reconciliation service on Thursday.

SCIENCE:

Science gives us a plethora of knowledge!  We will have units on cells and body systems, ecosystems, natural resources, the solar system, simple machines, and so much more!  Science includes a variety of fun experiments and challenges.

This week: We will begin learning how people conserve resources such as electricity and water.  We will be introduced to energy saving kits from Xcel Energy.  Students will have some tasks to complete at home to check energy use.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Our social studies is focused on the formation of the United States.  We begin with American Indians along with a research project.  We learn about the colonies, the revolution, and creating the new republic.

This week: We are learning about colonial life.  We will finish learning about colonial governments and then begin learning about colonial society.

 

Helpful Student Links - Under Construction!  Topics without a strike are working.

Newsela

Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom