Today we all got to start fresh in our last trimester of the school year! Report cards and SLE rubrics will go home this Thursday. Please review and send the envelopes back on Friday.
In our last trimester, both Mrs. Ahern and I will be focusing on preparing students for middle school. We will reinforce positive independent time management, study habits, and organization.
To kick off our new trimester, we have a new project. The students are really excited about creating their own nutritious, delicious, unique and enticing lunch! Read all about it in the Science update below.
WRITING: The focus for the next week and a half is our Inventions Essay. This prompt requires students to choose either a helpful or harmful invention and support the claim with details. The rough draft is due Friday, 3/17. The final draft is due Wednesday 3/22. This is mainly an in class project.
READING: Students will be completing two articles on Achieve 3000 per week and one article of choice at home. In addition, we are reading non-fiction articles related to our study of nutrition.
MATH: We have covered multiplying fractions by fractions as well as whole numbers. We are moving into multiplying fractions by mixed numbers.
SCIENCE: The nutrition project was introduced and explained today. The final project is due Tuesday, 3/28. Presentations are on Wednesday, 3/29 and Thursday, 3/30. I have encouraged students to break this up into manageable parts according to schedules.
Here is a link to the powerpoint the students saw outlining the project: Nutrition ppt 2017
This link takes you to the handouts with detailed information about the project, including the Nutrition Charts students are required to complete and submit: Nutrition project 2017
RELIGION: We are continuing to focus on Lenten prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Exciting News-5th graders will be leading Stations of the Cross at 2:30pm this Friday. Please join us!