5th Grade in the Spring

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  • April 15, 2019

Spring has sprung and fifth grade is continuing to bloom!

The class finished the novel Rules and completed amazing dodecahedron projects to share what they learned throughout the book. Students have begun a new research project in Language Arts. Using their newly developed Cornell note skills, they have been researching the impacts natural disasters have on the people and places in which they occur. They will write their own Public Service Announcements about their chosen natural disasters.

We have graduated from adding and subtracting fractions to multiplying and dividing!

In Social Studies, we wrapped up our colonial unit with an amazing colonial day event. The class participated in activities such as boat making, butter churning, and even a tea party! We then learned all about the events leading up to and the consequences of the Revolution. We are now diving deep into our state projects and learning the 50 states and their capitals.

While learning about the sacrament of Eucharist, we created sketches of what Eucharist means to us. Those sketches were beautified with pastels and water color to create unique works of art.

After our trip to the Planetarium, we continued our space unit with Mystery Science experiments. One of which helped us to discover how high we could jump on a planet other than Earth.

Fifth grade has also been very active off campus this spring! In March, the students took a field trip to the symphony to experience animals through music. We also took to the stage at Archbishop Riordan’s Choral Festival, where fourth and fifth grade sang a beautiful number that captivated the audience. Finally, we adventured across the bay to Angel Island for a picturesque day of exploring and an informative tour of the Immigration Station on the Island.

Happy Easter!

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