Welcome to grade 5. My hope this year is that I can help your children to become better students by providing them with the tools they need to overcome the challenges they will encounter academically, socially and spiritually. I have briefly outlined what your children will be studying this year, and am looking forward to making it an enjoyable and memorable year. Everyone has a superhero inside them just waiting to be discovered and my hope is that your child will discover his or hers!
The year at a glance…
Religion—Sacraments will be the main focus with attention brought to the idea that loving Jesus that they meet in their studies is with them in all of their experiences.
Math—Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and the division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. The students will collect, organize and use data to solve word problems. They will also work with geometry, measurement and expressions.
The theme for 5th grade social studies is United States History. The children will learn about exploration, the American Revolution and the establishment of the United States government through class work, group work and hand on projects.
Reading/Writing/Language–There will be lots of reading and writing as well as every month have the students will have the opportunity to share his/her book report of the month.
Science-Highlights…Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science
Service Projects: the Feinstein Good Deeds Program and the Westerly Animal Shelter