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5th Grade Family Letter April 16, 2018


Hello 5th grade families:

Due to the soggy weather we are having, the Viva Farms field trip for tomorrow is canceled. Viva farms kindly informed as that their farm is in no condition for an outside fieldtrip. I told the students today, and they were surprisingly understanding.

They will still have the lesson that they were going to do. Mrs. Esposito and Mrs. Bensten have graciously offered to impart the lesson here at ICRS, and we will use our very own garden.

Students can wear jeans. The top portion of their school uniform is still required. Please send your child with two pairs of shoes and rain gear. One pair of shoes to use outside (like rain boots) and one pair for inside.


Tuesday, April 17: Soil lesson at school instead of field trip. Wear appropriate clothing for rain.

Wednesday, April 18: Guest speaker engineer Selina Gilbertson. Topic: Erosion and how it is incorporated into the construction of new buildings.

Wednesday, April 18: 2nd Religion quiz (students took notes last week, we practiced today)

Thursday, April 19: Vocabulary Quiz

Thursday, April 19: People portion of the state report. Most students are doing a great job of keeping up with the timelines set. Please make sure to ask your kiddo how they are doing.

Friday, April 20: Mass at 10:30AM

Friday, April 20: 3rd Religion Quiz

Monday, April 23- Friday: Wellness Week

Tuesday, April 24: ACRE (A religion national standardized test for 5th and 8th grade) Please make sure students get a good rest the night before and a good breakfast that morning.

Writing: continue to work on state report, conferencing with students to discuss progress, questions, and editing of research.

Reading/Science: Where does all the garbage go? Focus: pollution, conservation, reduce, recycle, reuse, landfills, composting, reservoirs.

Informative /explanatory texts, ideas and concepts, close reading comprehension using RACE(restate, answer, cite, explain) format to answer comprehension questions.

Math: Adding and subtracting fractions

Religion: The 10 commandments and the 8 Beatitudes review.

Social Studies: work on completing group project.