The fifth grade students have been working hard since returning from Christmas break. They are excited to have finished their novel, Bud, Not Buddy. It was an enjoyable book and they are now having fun creating a few end of novel projects. Science has brought out their problem solving skills with building a working seismograph, modeling types of volcanoes with clay, conducting a dirty air experiment, and building working water filters. In Social Studies, we have been examining our government and economic system while comparing it to others around the world. Students are working hard in Math on fractions. We are exploring the seven sacraments in Religion class as well. It won’t be long before our fifth graders are sixth graders next year.