September was a busy month for 5th grade!
We kicked off our science unit on water with a visit from an officer in the United States Guard. Officer Clark spoke with the kids about the Coast Guard’s duties with special emphasis on hurricanes!
In early September, students learned about Native American legends. After reading The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, the 5th graders wrote their own legends and created art just like the Native American child in the story. Students are continuing to learn about the customs and traditions of various Native American tribes through an interactive research project.
We just finished our first novel, Frindle, in which the students discussed themes of determination, kindness, and friendship. Students have also been learning about using evidence from the text to support their answers.
This week, we will be wrapping up the final drafts of our personal narratives. Students have been focusing on writing strong hooks, dialogue, and transition words in their writing.
After meeting with their faith families this month, students enjoyed sitting with children from different grades during our school liturgy last week. In class, they used their creative sides to create iMovie “commercials” to spread the good news of Jesus through evangelization!
5th graders have been working hard and are looking forward to a field trip in October as well as the Halloween parade and party!