5th Grade Page

 

                                                    

WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE

with Mrs. Nyhus

 

This week, we will be spending time learning about Holy Week.  It will be nice to have this week
together to prepare for Easter.  Please remember that there will be no school on Friday (4/19) and
Monday (4/22).

 

Please feel reach out at anytime by email at nyhusm@mmsaschool.org.

- Mrs. Nyhus

 

Click HERE for the 5th grade weekly schedule.

Click HERE for the current school patrol schedule. 

Click HERE for the 5th graders weekly homework.  This should match what each student
records in his/her assignment notebook.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Our Language Arts curriculum will cover a wide variety of topics.  We will do the majority of our learning through novels such as Wonder and A Long Walk To Water.  We will have a strong spelling curriculum that focuses on the concepts to apply spelling skills to all words along with learning roots.  As always, we will focus on our writing with
the parts of speech and structure throughout the year. 

This week: Students are really enjoying our current class novel, Holes.  We will continue reading and discussing
the book this week.  We will also be working with our list 8 words for spelling, exploring some news articles with
Newsela, and learning more about writing good paragraphs with our language arts books.

MATH:

Our math work is all encompassing.  We begin the year with a focus on our math facts.  This leads us to a lot of
work with fractions, decimals, and percents.  There will be the beginnings of algebra and fun with geometry.

This week: We have begun our new unit in math.  This week, we will be focusing on simplifying expressions by
using the order of operations.  This is a very important math skill so we will spend several days reinforcing it
through various activities.

RELIGION:

In religion, we learn how we worship as Christians.  We celebrate the Eucharist.  We celebrate God's healing love
and worship God by living in love.

This week: Each day this week, we will focus on one day of Holy Week.  Students will dive deeper into learning
about Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.  

SCIENCE:

Science gives us a plethora of knowledge!  We will have units on cells and body systems, ecosystems, natural resources, the solar system, simple machines, and so much more!  Science includes a variety of fun experiments
and challenges.

This week: This week, we will learn about how movement of the Earth's crust changes earth.  We will learn more about earthquakes including boundaries and how to measure them.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Our social studies is focused on the formation of the United States.  We begin with American Indians along with a research project.  We learn about the colonies, the revolution, and creating the new republic.

This week: In social studies, we are beginning a new unit called Forming a New Nation.  We will learn about the road to the revolution and trouble on the frontier.

 

Helpful Student Links - Under Construction!  Topics without a strike are working.

Newsela

Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom