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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fifth/Sixth Grade

Classroom News

Science Experiment!Science Experiment!

Seeing if the egg will float.

 
Science!Science!

Comparing densities

 
Weekly Class Note

News for the Week of September 18, 2017

 

Our school is participating in the Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child service project.  Each class is collecting some much needed supplies to put into shoe boxes and be mailed to a needy child. Fifth and Sixth Graders are asked to donate the following school supplies:
spiral notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, flexible rulers, markers, and solar calculators. Supplies will be collected until October 2nd. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

MAP (Measuring Academic Progress) concludes this week with Reading.  It is a standardized test given nationally. Students take the test again in the Spring to measure academic growth for the  year.

Popsicles sales are WEDNESDAY this year.  Fifty cents a popsicle or contact the office to see what it costs for the entire year.

Keep you child on track to complete the cereal box book report.  AR test is this weeks\.  Some students have completed the entire report and turned it in. Late work is not accepted.

 

Tests and Quizzes for the Week

Monday: 
Tuesday  
Wednesday: MAP Reading
Thursday:  
Friday:  Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading, Social Studies, Grammar

 

Spelling Words for the Week:

5th Grade Spelling Word List:   5.1.4  The Abacus Contest
6th Grade Spelling Word List:  6.1.4  St. George and the Dragon

The spelling words are also in the Classroom Document section of this page and your child has a copy of the words. Your child a login and can practice the words using www.Spellingcity.com. The link is in the Classroom Links on this page. Look for the lists under your child's grade. Please help your child study the words every night.

Students also take the spelling test in www.spellingcity.com. Results of the test can be seen on that website.  (See the link on this page.) With your child's log in information, you can check the test results.  Paper spelling tests do not go home.

 

Vocabulary Words for the Week:

Root for the Week: Mono
Meaning: one, single

The vocabulary words are in the Classroom Document section of this page and your child has a copy of the words. Your child has a login and can practice the words  using www.Spellingcity.com. The link is in the Classroom Links on this page. Once in the website, look for the list in the group of lists titled "Prefixes and Suffixes". The login information is in Documents. Please help your child study the words every night.

Students also take the vocabulary test in www.spellingcity.com. Results of the test can be seen on that website.  (See the link on this page.) With your child's log in information, you can check the test results.  Paper vocabulary tests will not go home unless it is a review of the words.  

 

Reading and AR Goal / Reading Log

Please encourage your child to read for enjoyment.  After reading a book in their reading range, make sure to take an AR test.

Reading logs begin this week and are normally due every Thursday. It will always be listed in the Homework section.  A blank copy of the log is in the Document Section for your convenience.

Your student has all of the information for the Cereal Box Report and should begin reading this week.  Please help your child stay on schedule.

Math

Math assignments are always posted in the Homework section of this web page.  Assignments are randomly selected for grading. Those grades make up the Math Homework grade on report cards.  Parents are encouraged to check all homework every night for correctness.

For graded homework assignments, students can redo any missed problems, turn the redo in with the original homework, and receive full credit for any problem correctly redone.

If your 5th grade child forgot his/her math book, there is a PDF version in the Classroom Documents. Your child can find the day's lesson and do the work.

Unfortunately, the online link to the 6th grade math text book is no longer working. I no longer  find the math book on line when doing a Google search.

There are several YouTube videos teaching the Saxon math lessons. Try searching "Saxon Math 6/5" for fifth grade lessons or "Saxon Math 7/6" for sixth grade lessons. Include the word "lesson" and the corresponding number in your YouTube search.  For example, a search for instruction on 5th grade lesson 29 would look like "Saxon Math 6/5 Lesson 29". "Tim Hines" has a Youtube channel for 5th grade lessons.  "Pottorff Math" has lessons for 6th grade.  You can subscribe to either one.

 

Social Studies 

Students will receive a current event article from me.  The article will have questions to answer.  There may be times when students will answer a writing prompt about the article.

In addition, we will a be using a text book and begin our studies with the how the first peoples arrived in North America.  We will quickly go through this prehistoric time and should end the year at with the colonization of the Americas.

Emergency School Closure Days

On emergency school closure days, assignments  due that day and tests scheduled that day will move to the next day school is in session.  For example, if there is an emergency closure on Friday, and school is back in session on Monday, all homework due and tests scheduled for Friday will occur on Monday.

 

Classroom Assignments

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9/19/20179/20/2017Math
Math

5th  Lesson 20 Mixed Practice Problem Set 6t...

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9/19/20179/20/2017Vocabulary
Sentences

In your Vocabulary notebook, write a sentence for ...

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9/19/20179/20/2017Spelling
Worksheet

Complete  side 2 of worksheet.

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9/20/20179/21/2017Spelling
Write the Words

Write the spelling words two times in your Spellin...

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9/20/20179/21/2017Vocabulary
Worksheet

Complete the Worksheet title "Vocabulary Quiz...

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9/20/20179/21/2017Math
Math

5th: Lesson Worksheet 6th: Lesson 20

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9/20/20179/21/2017Grammar
Grammar

Lesson 2-3.   Finish Worksheet 

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8/29/20179/22/2017Reading
September Cereal Box Book Report

Last day to take the AR test. AR test must be TAKE...

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8/29/20179/29/2017Reading
Cereal Box Book Report Due

Completed Cereal Boxes are due today.

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Contact Me

Diane Brumley


208-436-6320

dbrumley@stnicholasrupert.org

Grade: Fifth/Sixth

Education:  BS in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986;  Teaching Certificate: American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence, 2005

Favorite Bible Verse:  Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Teaching at St. Nicholas Catholic School is one of the greatest blessings of my life.  Formed by the strong example of faith from my parents and a Catholic education, I now have the amazing responsibility and privilege of teaching children that God loves them and has wonderful things in store for their lives.  The key is to work daily on that relationship with God and let the Holy Spirit guide you.