May 18, 2018

We are so proud of the fifth grade. They have worked so hard this year, and we know they will move onto great things in the coming years. We are ready to wrap up the 2017-18 school year!

Themes we will study this coming week:

Literature: Ms. Lieffring

    • Finishing book projects

 

  • Book projects due Wednesday, 5/23

 

Literature: Mr. Nathanson

  • Small group rotations
  • Identifying sequence in text

Literature: Mrs. Coomer

  • escape rooms review

English:

 

  • Finishing persuasive essays
  • Persuasive essays due Tuesday, 5/22

 

Math:

    • Review multiplying and dividing fractions

 

  • Test over multiplying and dividing fractions Tuesday, 5/22

 

Religion:

  • Prayers as a class and voting for a pope!!

Science:

  • ecosystem brochure

 

Social Studies:

 

  • Finishing and presenting  iPad project
  • iPad project due Wednesday, 5/23

 

Here are a few announcements:

  • Field day is on Thursday, 5/24. Students are to wear royal blue that day. Refer to the PONY for more information.
  • Students are to bring their lunch on Field Day, unless they turned in the form to buy a box lunch today.
  • Students need to turn in their name tags to their homeroom teacher before they leave for summer.
  • If students have any textbooks at home, please send them with your child ASAP!
  • Friday is a 11:30 dismissal.

Upcoming dates/events:

  • May 22: Kindergarten Celebration 9:00am
  • May 24: Spirit Day/Field Day 2:45 pm dismissal
  • May 25: Last Day of School 11:30am dismissal

 

Thank you for being so supportive this year. We wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and fun summer vacation!! See you in August!

 

The Fifth Grade Team

We had a fantastic field trip to Indianapolis this week, complete with a special encounter with the Arch Bishop. While there are lots of things happening at St. Patrick these last two weeks, we want to commend all the students for working hard. They are all doing a great job staying focused as we finish this school year.

Themes we will study:

LiteratureMs. Lieffring

  • Finishing reading “Gregor the Overlander”
  • Starting on a book project in class
  • Book projects due Wednesday, 5/23

LiteratureMr. Nathanson

  • Continuing our work on identifying fact and opinion
  • Small group rotations

LiteratureMrs. Coomer

  • Introduction to vocabulary words
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Context clues

English:

  • Continuing to write and edit rough drafts of persuasive essays, and starting to type final drafts
  • Spelling test and homework due on Friday, 5/18

Math:

  • Chapter 15: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Chapter 13 assessment Monday, 5/14

ReligionMrs. White

  • Working on “what we learned” projects to share with lower grades
  • The Rosary

ScienceMrs. Coomer

  • Ecosystems
  • Genealogy
  • Chapter 3 Test Tuesday, 5/15

Social StudiesMs. Lieffring

  • Playing quizlet live to study for our test
  • Beginning end of the year project
  • Chapter 19 Test Tuesday, May 15th

Announcements:

  • We will not do simple solutions for the remainder of the year.
  • Please check your student’s lunch balance. Some students are buying double lunch and treats everyday, but do not have money in their accounts.
  • The 5th graders will discuss “Family Life” this week on WednesdayThursday, and Friday afternoon. Mrs. Coomer will lead the discussion with the girls and Deacon Scott with the boys. Please be on the lookout for a detailed letter from the 5th grade team and Mr. Sturtzel. If you would like to check out a book before Wednesday, please let your homeroom teacher know.

Upcoming dates/events:
May 16: 8th grade Mass and Awards 8:00am
8th grade Graduation 7:00pm
May 22: Kindergarten Celebration 9:00am
May 24: Spirit Day/Field Day 2:45pm dismissal
May 25: Last Day of School 11:30am dismissal

–The 5th Grade Team

Math test quizlet

Parents,

Here is a quizlet for the upcoming chapter 13 test. NOTE: this has students adding and subtracting mixed numbers as well as fractions. This will not be on the test, this was just an extension activity for some.

 

Happy studying!

 

https://quizlet.com/_4veb95

Science Test

Parents:

The Chapter 3 science test has been moved to Tuesday, May 15th. The Quizlet has been posted and the students have received their study guides.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you!

Mrs. Coomer

Field trip information for 5/8

Parents:
Below are a few reminders about tomorrow’s field trip to Indianapolis.
  • Student need to bring a “disposable” lunch with them. We would like for everything to be able to be thrown away or recycled after lunch. This should also include their drinks. Please no cans or soft drinks. If they would like, you can send them with a snack they can have on the bus in the morning or afternoon.
  • Please send your child with $5-$10 for an ice cream treat while at the museum.
  • We ask that your child bring nothing with them on the bus. This includes cinch bags, purses, notebooks, etc. We will have movies playing for them to and from Indianapolis. Your child does not need to bring their backpack to school, we will not be going to the classrooms.
  • The bus will pick us up by the “Celtic Center” entrance. Please have your child here no later than 6:50am. Your child should report to their group chaperone. We will communicate this to your child on Monday.
  • Your child may wear spirit wear. Please see the Student Handbook for specific guidelines; use your best judgement.
  • We plan to depart Saint Patrick around 7am and will arrive back to school around 5-5:15. Please meet us in the top parking lot at this time to pick up your child.

Here is a tentative itinerary for our field trip,

7:00 leave St. Patrick School
9:00 Saint’s Peter and Paul Cathedral
10:00 Indianapolis Children’s Museum
12:15 lunch (bring your own) at Museum
2:00 depart Museum
2:30 Benjamin Harrison Home
3:30 depart Indianapolis
5:15         Home!  (approximately)
Please let your homeroom teacher know if you have any other questions. We look forward to a fun-filled day! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Derby weekend. The 5th grade team is looking forward to a fun week ahead!

Themes we will study:

LiteratureMs. Lieffring

  • Finishing and playing study games
  • Reading chapters 19 and 20
  • Making predictions about part 3 in our book
  • Chapter 11-18 Test Wednesday, May 9th

LiteratureMr. Nathanson

  • Identifying fact and opinion
  • Small group rotations

LiteratureMrs. Coomer

  • We will use the textbook for the remainder of the year.
  • Introduction to vocabulary words
    • Compare and contrast story structure
  • Vocabulary and reading skill test Friday, 5/11

English:

  • Discussing and writing the body of our persuasive essays
  • Spelling test and homework due on Friday, 5/11

Math:

  • Beginning chapter 13
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators
  • Chapter 13 assessment Monday, 5/14

ReligionMrs. White

  • discussing field trip expectations
  • The Rosary and Mother Mary

ScienceMrs. Coomer

  • Continuing with plant and animal adaptations
  • Study Guide will be handed out Monday
  • The chapter 3 Quizlet has already been posted
  • Chapter 3 Test Friday, 5/11

Social StudiesMs. Lieffring

  • Comparing and contrasting our society today, with the society during the Cold War by writing a picture essay using pictures from a magazine or newspaper
  • Completing the chapter 19 study guide
  • Chapter 19 Test Tuesday, May 15th

Announcements:

  • Our field trip is this Tuesday, 5/8. Please see the email from your homeroom teacher for more details.
  • We will not do simple solutions for the remainder of the year.
  • Please check your student’s lunch balance. Some students are buying double lunch and treats everyday, but do not have money in their accounts.

Upcoming dates/events:
May 8: 5th grade field trip; JK/K Prayer Service 8:45am
May 10: 8th grade Stewardship Graduation; PTO meeting 6:30pm
May 11: Stewardship Day
May 16: 8th grade Mass and Awards 8:00am
8th grade Graduation 7:00pm
May 22: Kindergarten Celebration 9:00am
May 24: Spirit Day/Field Day 2:45pm dismissal
May 25: Last Day of School 11:30am dismissal

–The 5th Grade Team

Parents,

Here is a quizlet to help your child study for the math test over chapter 12 on Thursday.

 

https://quizlet.com/_4tldsr

Newspapers/ magazines needed!

Parents,

We will be using newspapers/magazines next week in social studies to create a picture essay on how the world is now after the Cold War. If you have any extra newspapers or magazines that you would not mind parting with, please send those in with your child sometime this week. I really appreciate it!

 

Thank you!

Ms. Lieffring

April 27, 2018

We cannot believe it is already May! Happy Derby week!

Themes we will study this coming week:

Literature: Ms. Lieffring

  • Reading chapters 16-18 in “Gregor the Overlander”
  • Sequencing events from “Gregor the Overlander”
  • Discussing character’s points of view
  • Discussing new vocabulary words in our novel

Literature: Mr. Nathanson

  • Small group rotations
  • Compare and Contrast Story Structure

Literature: Mrs. Coomer

 

  • completing stations from previous week
  • main idea and key details
  • Introduction to new vocabulary words
  • Drawing conclusions (inference) and Main Idea Test Friday, May 11
  • Vocabulary Quiz Friday, May 11

 

English:

    • Discussing what information should go into the first and second paragraph of a persuasive essay
    • Going over graphic organizer for persuasive essays
    • Discussing different transition words that are effective
    • DOL  quiz on Thursday, May 3
    • Spelling test and homework due on Thursday, May 3

 

Math:

 

  • understanding mixed numbers
  • comparing mixed numbers
  • relate fractions to decimals
  • chapter 12 Test Thursday, 5/3

 

Religion:

  • In 5th grade Religion, the 5th grade will be preparing for the Month of May. We will be reviewing the Rosary and the Mysteries of the Rosary.

Science:

  • Chapter 3, lesson 3 and 4 vocabulary
  • Chapter 3 lab: Comparing bird beaks
  • Chapter 3 crossword puzzle

 

Social Studies:

  • Finish researching about debate on the Vietnam War
  • Debating on Tuesday, May 1st
  • Discussing President Nixon, and how the Cold War came to an end
  • Beginning picture essays using newspapers and magazines on how our society today is different than the one during the Cold War
  • Discussing how the Cold War affected our society today

Here are a few announcements:

    • Friday, May 4th- NO SCHOOL
    • If you do not have access to your child’s Google Infraction Spreadsheet, please email your child’s teacher

 

  • Field trip information:

 

  • Our field trip is Tuesday, May 8th. We are leaving at 7:00, and returning at approximately 5:15
  • Students are allowed to wear Spirit Wear on the field trip. Refer to the handbook for what is and is not allowed to be worn on Spirit Wear days.
  • Students may NOT bring electronics or any other item (i.e., a book, cards, paper, etc)  on the field trip. These items could easily get lost or left behind on the bus.
  • Students are being asked to bring a sack lunch in a disposable bag, so that they do not have to carry around a lunch box.
  • We are also planning to stop for ice cream and ask that you send between $5 and $10 with your child for that.

Upcoming dates/events:

  • May 4: Derby Eve Holiday–No school
  • May 8: JK/K Prayer Service 8:45am
  • May 10: 8th grade Stewardship Graduation 1:55pm, PTO meeting 6:30pm
  • May 11: Stewardship Day
  • May 16: 8th grade Mass and Awards 8:00am
    8th grade Graduation 7:00pm
  • May 22: Kindergarten Celebration 9:00am
  • May 24: Spirit Day/Field Day 2:45pm dismissal
  • May 25: Last Day of School 11:30am dismissal

 

Make it a great week!- The fifth grade team