5th grade has had a fun and busy start to the new year!
After weeks of hard work, students recently presented their science fair projects on plant tropisms and did a wonderful job! We have also begun our science unit on the mysteries of space which we kickstarted with a trip to the Planetarium at the Academy of Sciences.
Students are reading the novel Rules, a heart-felt book about a girl and her younger brother who has autism. This book has sparked many interesting questions and discussions among students.
During Catholic Schools Week, we combined our writing unit on “how-to” articles and the theme of learning, serving, leading, and succeeding at a Catholic school to create wonderful writing pieces accompanied with a fun art project.
Students have learned much about adding and subtracting fractions in math and will be delving into multiplication and division of fractions in the next couple of weeks.
Coming up in February, fifth grade will be learning more about the 13 original colonies and what daily life was like. We will end our unit at the end of the month with “Colonial Day” in 5th grade. Students will dress like colonial kids and enjoy a day filled with different activities that school-age children enjoyed during colonial times. Pictures to come!