5th Grade

Grade 5 April 2019 Newsletter


During religion class this month, we will look in depth at John’s Gospel where we find Jesus appearing to his disciples.  We are reminded that we are called to spread the Good News of Jesus through speech and action.

English Language Arts

In English language arts classes, students will work on the comparing and contrasting of overall text structure (chronology, problem-solution, cause/effect, comparisons) of events, ideas, and concepts in two or more texts. As well, we will continue our study of grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Please continue to check the homework site and powerschool. Thank you.


As April begins, students will practice skills involving fractions. These skills must be mastered by the end of fifth grade. Please continue to work with your child at home and practice multiplication and division facts daily.  Please encourage your child to ask for help when unsure of how to solve a problem.


In science class we will begin our exploration of the solar system. We will study the celestial bodies known as comets, asteroids, meteoroids, planets and moons. We will discuss advancements in technology that have increased our knowledge of the universe. Lab activities will be designed to support and enhance classroom experiences.

Social Studies

In social studies students will review the Articles of Confederation and the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branches of our government.   They will discover how political parties were born and read about the westward expansion. As well students will read about the contributions of significant individuals during the period following the American Revolution.   





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