ENGLISH: Lesson 8 Test 12/7
SOCIAL STUDIES: Rough Draft and revised Abstract for Social Studies Fair Due Dec. 11th
SPELLING: Christmas Word Test 12/7
Social Studies Fair:
Category: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, State and Local Studies, U.S. History, World History
Purpose: Example – I chose to investigate this topic because. . .
Essential Question: A numbered/bulleted list of at least 5 questions you will answer
Research Methods: Example – I used various websites to gather my research. I also used several books to gather more information. Use more than 1 type of source.
Is your information valid? Yes, my sources are valid. I compared the information from. . .
Concise Summary: Write a solid paragraph about your findings. A main topic sentence, at least 3 supportive arguments, and a concluding sentence.
Conclusions: Write another solid paragraph. Ex: I found. . . with explanation
Bibliography: Cite your sources. www.mybib.com is a good website to help
My name is Shannon Bowman. I am a graduate of West Liberty University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have over 12 years experience teaching in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. My husband, Mark, and I have 6 children. This is my third year in 5th grade and I am so excited to be a part of the OLP family and look forward to a fantastic school year!!
Textbooks for Grade 5
Vocabulary Workshop – Sadlier Oxford
Reading – McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
Language – Loyola Press Voyages in English
Math – McGraw-Hill My Math
Science – Harcourt School Publishers
Social Studies – Harcourt United States (Civil War to Present)
Religion Faith First – RCL Benzinger Resources for Christian Living
This summer your child will need to read “Matilda” by Roald Dahl. Reading
over the summer is very important because it develops the mind. This book can be
purchased in many places or borrowed from the library. Students will need to
answer the questions provided and turn them in on the first day of school. We will
discuss this book and take a test when school resumes in August. The 2nd book will
be a book of their choice.
Your child will need to complete the enclosed math packet. Our math series
is My Math by McGraw Hill. Please be sure multiplication and division tables
from 0-12 are mastered to ease their transition into more mental math in
fifth grade. I have attached a list of websites that are fun and can re-establish
skills learned in years past.
Summer is also a great time to start talking about ideas for the Social
Studies Fair this upcoming year. This will be their first time participating in the
Social Studies Fair. This presentation will be given at the Academic Fair during
Catholic Schools week.
Congratulations, your child is now on their way to being a fifth grader. The
summer reading and math work will be their first grades of the first nine weeks of
school. It is important for them to do well.
Love and Blessings,
5th GRADE SUPPLY LIST
- 5 BOOK COVERS
- SEAT SACK 19”
- SUPPLY BOX with LID (small)
- GLUE STICKS
- 2 RED PENS
- 3 FOLDERS
- 3 NOTEBOOKS
- 1 – 3 SUBJECT NOTEBOOK FOR MATH
- 1 PACK of WIDE RULE LOOSE LEAF PAPER
- 1 BOX of BANDAIDS
- 2 BOXES of TISSUES
- HEADPHONES (if you do not have them at school already)