Eagle’s Nest 5

The Eagle’s Nest 5 is the 5th grade weekly newsletter.  A new edition arrives weekly to parents via email to let them know what we have been doing in our classroom throughout the week.  It also keeps them up to date on special activities that are happening.

This page will post an overview of what is happening in 5th grade an numerous times throughout the year.

Bible…5th grade is currently reviewing a book entitled ” Young Peacemakers”, which is helping us learn ways to deal with conflict .  We also are learning about countries in Africa and ways that we can pray for them.  Finally, we are busy studying Bible stories from the New Testament, especially focusing in on Jesus’ miracles and parables

Math…Topics in math right now include fractions, prime numbers, exponents and powers.  Daily practice continues on multiplication and division of 3 digit numbers.

Science…We are completing a unit that deals with electricity and magnets.  It has been fun to use our magnet and circuit kits to work on the information we have learned.  We also are busy working on our pinewood derby cars for our race, which is March 12th.

History…After studying about our country’s Revolutionary War, we have moved on to a special unit to study our presidents.  We are learning about the requirements to be president, as well as the many responsibilities they have.  Using a fun song, we are trying to learn the names of all the presidents.

Grammar/writing…We are busy using our writing skills, as we keep in touch with our first grade pen pals in Austin, Texas.  In the weeks ahead, we will also be writing to our intergenerational pen pals in Hilbert.  After writing to them for several months, we will be going to meet them in May.   Of course, our vocabulary also continues to grow as we learn a variety of new words each day.  All of our grammar skills help us as we work on ways to make our writing exciting.

Spelling…With the arrival of February, we have begun to work on determining the fifth grade representatives for the New Hope Spelling Bee, which will take place early in May.  We will be competing against the middle school on that day.  It is a challenge, but it is also fun.

Field trips…Enhancing our day to day activities can come through the field trips that we take each year.  So far our trips have taken us to the Brillion Nature Center to enhance our science and to Pinecrest Village in Manitowoc to enhance our history. We will be doing a Winter Survival Program at Heckrodt the end of February.  We look forward to more field trips in May when we head to meet our pen pals, go to a track meet in Oshkosh, and visit the Maritime Museum in Manitowoc with the sixth graders.

Thought for the Day:  “Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done.”  Colossians 2:7