5th Grade


Welcome to Fifth Grade!

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

RELIGION
  • Christ Our Life: (We Worship) – Loyola Press

    • We Worship God as Catholic Christians
    • We Celebrate the Eucharist
    • We Celebrate God’s Healing Love
    • We Follow Special Ways to Holiness
    • We Worship God by Living in Love
  • Powerpoint- google slides -group projects
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Journeys – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards

    • Meet the Challenge
    • Wild Encounters
    • Revolution
    • The Power of Storytelling
    • Under Western Skies
    • Reading Adventures
  • Vocabulary (Membean for advanced students)
  • Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Spelling Program
  • Leveled readers/comprehension questions (small groups)
  • Write in Reader (struggling students)
  • Close Reader (small groups)
  • Accelerated Reader Program — Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Writing strategies – Google Docs/Google Classroom
    • Personal narrative
    • Persuasive
    • Narrative
    • Free writing throughout the year
  • ELA Apps:  Spelling City,  Freckle, Read Theory
 
MATHEMATICS
  • My Math – McGraw-Hill  Math program aligned to Common Core Math Standards

    • Place Value
    • Multiply Whole Numbers
    • Divide by a One-Digit Divisor
    • Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor
    • Add and Subtract Decimals
    • Multiply and Divide Decimals
    • Expressions and Patterns
    • Fractions and Decimals
    • Add and Subtract Fractions
    • Multiply and Divide Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Geometry
  • Math apps:  Freckle, Sum Dog
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • History – Social Science – Houghton Mifflin

    • Our Land and First People
    • Exploration and Settlement
    • The English Colonies
    • The American Revolution
    • The New Nation
    • The Question of Equality
    • Linking to Today
  • Powerpoint – google slides – group projects

 

SCIENCE

Students in fifth grade develop an understanding of key concepts through hands-on lab experiences to help them make sense of the world around them. The NGSS performance expectations in fifth grade science blend the core ideas with scientific and engineering practices as well as crosscutting concepts to support students in developing usable knowledge to explain real-world phenomena in scientific terms. In the fifth grade performance expectations, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in asking questions and defining problems; developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

There are nine science disciplinary core ideas in 5th-grade science:

  • Matter and its Interactions
  • Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • Energy
  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • Earth’s Place in the Universe
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Earth and Human Activity
  • Engineering Design

ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM

 
FIELD TRIPS
  • Plein Air Painting (lecture, demonstration, Art Museum, paint out) – (Art)
  • Apple Store (Robotics) – (Technology)
  • Legoland (Energy lab) – (Math/Science)
  • Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education – (Science)
  • Class Retreat (Religion)
  • Museum on Wheels (Social Studies)
  • Pilgrim/Ocean Institute (switch every other year) – (Social Studies/Science)
  • Class Act to Segerstrom (Music)
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Social skills
  • Team building skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Health
  • Sports
  • Skills
  • Dance
  • PAL League: volleyball, basketball
 
ART
  • Identify and describe the principles of design in visual compositions, emphasizing unity and harmony.
  • Identify and describe characteristics of representational, abstract, and nonrepresentational works of art.
  • Use one-point perspective to create the illusion of space.
  • Create gesture and contour observational drawings
  • Assemble found object sculpture with balance and harmony.
  • Sculpture:  clay assemblage and mixed media
  • Some projects include:  self portrait of oneself using Ebony pencils and value, bean turkey with found nature objects, origami book angel, clay face jug – African memory vessels, abstraction of a detailed study of ones own shoe – 1 point perspective lesson in signage and objects.
 
MUSIC
  • Listen to, analyze, and describe music from various genres and cultures.
  • Apply vocal and instrumental skills.
  • Read rhythms and notes.
  • Understand historical contributions and dimensions of music.
 
SPANISH

Hola! McGraw Hill

  • Greetings
  • Numbers 0 through 1,000
  • Interrogative words
  • How to answer a yes / no question
  • Definite and Indefinite articles
  • Adjective noun agreement
  • Singular subject pronouns
  • Conjugation of AR verbs
  • Expressing physical characteristics and time with the verb SER
  • Expressing emotions and locations with the verb ESTAR
  • Expressing going places with the verb IR
  • The 4 seasons of the year
  • Weather expressions
  • Expressions with GUSTAR
  • Expressions with GUSTAR + the infinitive of a verb
  • Expressions with the verb TENER
 
TECHNOLOGY
  • Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship — Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Copyright, Social Networking
  • Keyboarding
  • Multimedia presentations – google slides
  • Create tables and chart with collected data from a survey
  • Posters using technology

Monday 9/16:  

Math p. 67 – 69 

Reader’s Notebook (RN) p. 27, 28 (due Thurs.)

Tuesday 9/17:

Math – study for ch.1 test – tomorrow!

RN p. 29, 30 (due Thurs.)

S.S. – Ch 1 L. 2 (open book)

Wednesday 9/18:

Math – none

Handwriting p. 10,11

Science – quiz (open book)

Thursday 9/19:

Math – Diagnostic p. 35

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide and vocab. strategies.

New Week:

Monday 9/23:

*Picture Day – Please wear full mass uniform!

Math:  p. 85, 86 plus R or E

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 39,40

Tuesday, 9/24:

Math p. 97, 98 plus R or E

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 41, 42

Wednesday 9/25:  Mass in the gym at 9:30.  Please wear full mass uniform! 

Math:  p. 103, 104, plus R or E

Handwriting:  p. 12,13

Thursday 9/26:  Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide and vocab. strategies.

Also:  Please wear full mass uniform tomorrow for our field trip to the Hilbert Museum of CA Art in Orange.

Week of Sept. 30th:

Monday, 9/30:

Math p. 109, 110

Reader’s Notebook p. 51, 52

“Extra work”- typing.com or math facts or spelling city or quizlet or read extra time

(Pack a snack to bring to Montage tomorrow)

Tuesday, 10/1:

**Plein Air painting at Montage 

Math – none

R.N.- p. 53, 54

Handwriting p. 14, 15

**Please wear full mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, 10/2:

**Mass Day!

Math – p. 111, 112

Social Studies Ch. 1 test tomorrow – study chapter and study guide

Thursday, 10/3:

Math – p. 123, 124

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Week of October 7th:

Monday, 10/7:

**Make up picture day today at 8:15 a.m.  Please wear your full mass uniform!

Math: Check My Progress p. 37

ELA:  Reader’s Notebook p. 63, 64

S.S.:  Ch. 2 L. 1 (open book)

Tuesday, 10/8:

Math:  p. 129, 130 plus R

ELA: Reader’s Notebook p. 65, 66

S.S.:  Ch. 2 L. 2 (open book)

Wednesday, 10/9:

Mass today in the gym at 9:30 a.m. – Full mass uniform.  All are welcome!

Math: p. 135, 136 plus R

Science:  Crossword puzzle, unscramble words and matching (all related to our study of the sun).

Thursday, 10/10:

Math: p. 141, 142 plus R

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Homework for the week of Oct. 14th

Monday, 10/14:

Math – Ch. 2 Review p. 145 – 147

Reader’s Notebook – p. 75, 76

Study Science notes – test on Wednesday!

**full mass uniform tomorrow – field trip

Tuesday, 10/15:

Field Trip to the Apple Store – MV

Math – Chapter 2 Test tomorrow!

Reader’s Notebook – p. 77, 78

Study Science notes for tomorrow’s test!

Wednesday, 10/16:

Mass today in the gym at 9:30 a.m. – Full mass uniform.  All are welcome!

Math – Am I Ready p. 151, 152

Handwriting – p. 16, 17

ELA – Direct/indirect objects – w.s.

Thursday, 10/17:

Math – Am I Ready p. 57

Science – Quizlet –  Study for Friday’s final test!

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Week of October 21st:

 

Monday, 10/21:

Math:  p. 173, 174

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 87, 88

 

Tuesday, 10/22:

Math:  p. 179, 180

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 89, 90

Wear red socks tomorrow (10/23)

 

Wednesday, 10/23: Minimum Day – 12:15 dismissal (Conferences)

Math:  p. 181, 182

Handwriting p. 18, 19

**FULL MASS UNIFORM TODAY

 

Thursday, 10/24:  Minimum Day – 12:15 dismissal (Conferences)

Math p. 187, 188

 ELA- Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

**You may wear red tomorrow – free dress

Week of October 28th:

Monday 10/28:

Math:  p. 205, 206 and reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 1-2 questions (if not completed in class)

Unit 1 vocabulary p. 8,9.10

Tuesday 10/29:

Math:  p. 207, 208

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 3-4 questions

Unit 1 vocabulary p. 11,12,13

Wednesday 10/30:

Math:  p. 213, 214 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 5-6 questions 

Unit 1 vocabulary – ALL VOCAB. PAGES DUE TOMORROW

**You may come dressed in your Halloween costume tomorrow!  Parade will be first thing in the morning after assembly.

Thursday 10/31 – Happy Halloween!

Math:  none

ELA:  study for vocab. Unit 1 test – tomorrow!

**Copy of your speech to me by tomorrow!

**Full mass uniform tomorrow – All Saint’s Day – Mass is at 9:30 am in the gym.  All are welcome!

Week of November 4th:

Monday, 11/4:

Math: p. 219, 220 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Unit 2 p. 18,19,20

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 7-8 questions (if not completed in class)

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Tuesday, 11/5:

Math: p. 231, 232 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Unit 2 p. 21, 22,23

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 9-10 questions (if not completed in class)

**Full mass uniform tomorrow! Mass at 9:30 am in the gym.  All are welcome!

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Wednesday, 11/6:

Math:  p. 237, 238 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 11 -12 questions (if not completed in class)

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 2 test – tomorrow!

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Thursday, 11/7:

** No School on Friday, Nov. 8th. 

Teachers have a professional development day. 

For homework, please make sure your speech is fully memorized!

Week of Nov. 11th:

Monday, 11/11 – Veteran’s Day!

Math:  Chapter Test Form 1 B – Study for test tomorrow!!!

ELA:  Unit 3 p. 28, 29, 30

Practice your speech!  Half of you will be saying it in class tomorrow!

Tuesday, 11/12:

Math:  none

ELA:  p. 31, 32, 33

Practice your speech!  Half of you will be saying it in class tomorrow!

Wednesday, 11/13:

No mass today!  We will be meeting with our faith families at 9:30 a.m.

Math:  Am I Ready? p. 245 

ELA:  p. 34, 35

Handwriting:  p. 20,21

Thursday, 11/14:

**We are having P.E. with middle school today.  You may wear your P. E. uniform.

Math:  p. 255, 256 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 3 test – tomorrow!

On Monday, 11/18 all are welcome!  Mr. Sharkey (Mrs. Sharkey’s husband) will be speaking on the book:  Carry on, Mr. Bowditch in Mrs. Sharkey’s classroom at 1:10.  The presentation should last an hour.

Week of November 18th:

Monday, 11/18:

Math:  p. 267, 268 plus reteach or enrichment

Social Studies:  Complete study guide – Ch. 2 (Test is on Friday)

ELA:  Vocabulary p. 38, 39, 40

ELA:  Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

Tuesday, 11/19:

Math:  Check My Progress p. 269, 270

ELA: Vocabulary  p. 41, 42, 43

ELA: Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

Wednesday, 11/20:

Math:  p. 275, 276 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA: Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

ELA:  All vocabulary pages due tomorrow!

Social Studies:  Study for Chapter 2 test – Friday

Thursday, 11/21:

Math:  p. 281, 282 plus reteach or enrichment

Social Studies:  Chapter 2 Test tomorrow!

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 4 test – tomorrow!

ELA:  Culminating project for Windcatcher due tomorrow!

**Please join us at 10:00 am in the gym to listen to the oral presentation contest!  Good luck to:  Natalya, Salim and Ben!

Week of November 25th:

Monday, 11/25:

Math:  p. 291 – 294 Study for your Chapter 4 Test!

Prayer walk field study tomorrow at the Montage.

Tuesday, 11/26:

Today is a minimum day.  Students should be picked up at 12:15 p.m.  There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL DAYCARE TODAY!

Wednesday, 11/27:

No School!

Thursday, 11/28:

No School!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Friday, 11/29:

No School!

Week of Dec. 2nd:

Monday, 12/2:

Math:  p. 297, 298

Reader’s Notebook: p. 99, 100

Tuesday, 12/3:

Math:  p. 307, 308 plus reteach or enrichment

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 101, 102

**Full mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, 12/4:

Math p. 313, 314 plus reteach or enrichment

Handwriting p. 22,23

Thursday, 12/5:

Math p. 319, 320 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA – Storm Warriors:  Sp. City –  Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

Week of December 16th:

Monday, 12/16:

Math:  Chapter 5 Form 1B

Tuesday, 12/17:

No homework

Full mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, 12/18:

No Homework!

Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.  Bishop Vann will be presiding.  All are welcome!

**Full mass uniform today!

Thursday, 12/19:

No Homework!

Class party at 1:30 p.m.

**Full mass uniform tomorrow!

Friday, 12/20:

Minimum Day today! 

Carline will begin after the Christmas Pageant.

Christmas Pageant in the gym from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

**Full mass uniform today!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I’ll see you on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Week of Jan. 6, 2020:

Monday, 1/6:

Math:  none

Vocabulary:  Unit 5  Pages: 48, 49, 50

Science:  Study lines

STAR Reading test tomorrow!  

Tuesday, 1/7:

Math: p. 383, 384 plus reteach

Vocabulary:  Unit 5  Pages:  51, 52, 53

Science:  study lines

**Full Mass Uniform tomorrow!  Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.

Wednesday, 1/8:

Math:  p. 395, 396 plus reteach

All vocabulary completed by tomorrow!

Science:  study lines

**STAR Math test tomorrow!

Thursday, 1/9:

Math:  none

Vocabulary:  Study for Unit 5 test

Science:  study lines

Week of Jan. 13, 2020:

Mrs. Reiley will be gone all week on bereavement.

Monday, 1/13:

Math:  p. 409, 410

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 159, 160

Tuesday, 1/14:

Math:  p. 415, 416 plus Reteach

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 161, 162

Wednesday, 1/15:

Math:  p. 421, 422 plus Reteach

Reader’s Notebook:  All pages due tomorrow!

Social Studies:  complete the study guide for Chapter 4

Thursday, 1/16:  

Math:  p. 427, 428 plus Reteach

Social Studies:  Chapter 4 test tomorrow!

Spelling:  Test tomorrow! Spelling City- practice test

ELA:  Test tomorrow!  Review study guide, vocab. strategies, RN and Quizlet – vocab. test

Week of Jan. 20th:

Monday, Jan. 20th:  No School Today  MLK Holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 21st:

ELA:  Complete book club activity

Math:  p. 235, 236

Vocabulary:  p. 58, 59, 60

**Mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd:

ELA:  Complete book club activity

Math:  p. 447, 448 plus reteach

Vocabulary:  p. 60, 61

**School uniform tomorrow – class retreat at school

Thursday, Jan. 23rd:

Study for Unit 6 vocabulary test – Friday

 

 

 

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