Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Band Lessons

Friday, April 27th
Experienced & Beginner Band Rehearsal - 8:00 a.m. 
Group L - 10:30 a.m.

On Thursday, May 31st, the fifth grade will be taking a field trip to Old Bethpage Restoration Village.  Our Social Studies curriculum covers the study of historical life, and the students will be learning about life on Long Island during the 1900's. A permission slip has been sent home with each student for this trip.  Please return the slip, with the payment, by Thursday, May 20th.  We are looking forward to a great day!

The Student Council will be selling Smencils! Each smencil is $1.00 and there are a wide variety of scents to choose from.  The sale will begin on Monday, April 23rd.  

We will be having a working snack in our classroom this year. I am asking that each student bring in one healthy snack and water to
 have during this time. 

All homework, class assignments, and test dates may be found in your child's agenda.  

In Religion, we have completed our Unit on the Sacraments of Initiation.  We learned about the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Our next unit will focus on the Sacraments of Healing.  We will learn about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Our class saint is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We will learn about her life, successes, and challenges as the year progresses. 

In Health, we will transition to Nutrition.  We will learn about Calories, the Food Groups, Nutrients and Minerals, as well as how to read a Nutrition Fact label.  
The addition and subtraction of like and unlike fractions, Chapter 11, will be our next topic in Mathematics.  We will learn how to model each operation using fraction tiles.  In addition, we will learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers, and to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.  We will be using ConnectEd in the class and at home. Each student has received a letter, which contains their user name and password.  Please keep these user names and passwords handy, as we will be using the program throughout the course of the year. Thank you!

In Science, we will make change from our study of Weather and Water to a study of Plants.  We will learn about cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and about how plants grow with and without seeds.  We will also be conducting a project that revolves around the placement of seeds and their growth. 
If you have any questions, please ask.  

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese

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