Supply List 2014-15, Grades Five and Six

1 large pink eraser and pencil top erasers
1 ruler with in./cm. Indications
5 glue sticks
1 large box Kleenex
4 spiral notebooks wide lined 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, and 1 green
4 folders with pockets 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green
1 two-inch, three-ring binder WITH DIVIDERS
2 pkg. loose-leaf paper wide lined
3 pkgs. index card (3×5)
1 pkg. colored pencils
4 red pens
1 pair scissors
1 shoebox sized plastic container with lid for tool kit
math protractor
math compass
1 pkg. markers
2 black Expo markers – any size
1 box Ziploc bags
1 container of Clorox wipes
1 package of paper plates

Summer is soon approaching,

and we are really winding down the school year this week and the next. This week in language arts, we are watching two movies based on the novel unit books we finished up last week. We are also doing a little work with research writing and how to avoid plagiarism.

Less than two weeks left of school!

Can you believe it? This week is spring program week. We practiced, practiced and practiced some more. We hope you were able to make it and enjoyed it. Thanks for any extra help you did at home with your children. For fifth and sixth grade language arts, we are finishing up some of our writing projects and our novel unit books as the school year will be over before we know it.

MCA testing is all wrapped up!

We are finally back to a normal schedule. With MCA testing and other things, it is kind of nice to be back to normal! In language arts we are continuing to read our novel unit books, and in writing we are starting a new unit on research writing. In music we are getting our last-minute practices and such in for the program next week. Hope to see you all there!

Rain, rain go away!

This week in fifth grade, we are continuing to MCA test. We have the reading test this week. So far, I have seen really hard work and effort going into the test. Keep it up! I am so proud of them. In music, all grades are working on the spring program and getting our songs and other portions ready for the big day.

Happy Spring! Finally!

This week in language arts, we started our fourth quarter novel unit books. The fifth graders are reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli and the 6th graders are reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Both of these books are exciting books to read and to learn some great lessons from. In writing, we are continuing to work on creative writing in the form of couplet and haiku poems.

Happy April!

This week in language arts, we are starting to work on creative writing in the form of poems. The first type of poem we are looking at is a couplet. We will be doing an art activity along with writing this type of poem. In religion, we are learning about five types of prayer.  Blessing, thanksgiving, praise, petition and intercession are the five types we are studying.

This week in language arts…5th and 6th Graders…

We will have our end of the unit test for our novel unit books and for our writing unit. Also, we finished our expository essays which was a big project we were working on. We our continuing our journey learning about the Eucharist in religion, and this week focuses on prayer. Happy end of the third quarter as well, which is this Friday, March 28.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

In language arts this week, we are presenting our expository essays. The students wrote an essay on “how to” do something such as bake a cake or shoot a basketball. This week they get to demonstrate their skill or present it to the class in some way. Some students are bringing things to show in class, some students made a video and some are simply reading their essays to us. We are all excited for these presentations!