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Grade 5 - Mrs. Mitchell

Sally MitchellWelcome to Fifth Grade! My name is Sally Mitchell. I am looking forward to another great year teaching fifth grade. If you have any questions or concerns, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I teach Science to all fifth and sixth grade students. Before that, I was a Special Ed. Asst. / Instructional Asst. in Londonderry for five years. I have four children -- the oldest is also a teacher.

March News From 5M

easter_jesus_carrying_crossMarch came in like a lamb (one day!!) so we better watch out!  February was a very busy month. The students presented their Human Body Systems projects and they were great.   We learned about the Eucharist, and  different types of Prayers . We are still reading The One and Only Ivan. And we had great weather for February vacation.

This month the students will be getting ready for STEM Day.  They will be learning the Engineering Design Process by doing an in class group activity that will take them step by step through the process.  They will then take what they have learned and apply it to something they want to improve, invent, rework, or modify.  They will have a rubric to go along with their project. The projects new date to pass in is March 15.  This is due to the snow storm on March 8. Come and check out their projects on March 15 at 5:30pm.  Then we will start on  learning more about Ecosystems (Chapter 6).

Spelling will be Lessons 20, review of 16-20, 21,22.    Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.  It really helps them a lot in their studying since we use the site for their spelling tests on the iPads.

We will focus on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter in Religion.  We have Stations on Fridays at 2:15 on March 23th, 30th,  and Mass on March 16th at 9:15 for our St. Patrick's Day Mass.  Our buddies in 2J and 2C are preparing the Mass.  Please try to join us.

The genre for the March book report is Biography.  The directions went home the week before February vacation.  It is due on March 21st.



Some important dates for the month to remember:

March 8-STEM Day, 5:30pm

March 9- Early Release-NO AFTERCARE

March 16-St. Patrick's Day Mass-9:15am

March 24- Auction

March 30- Good Friday- No School


February News from 5M

heart_and_handsWe made it throught January !  The students finished their Human Body projects and they were wonderful.  They worked hard and it showed.  A special entry will be up next week when I get all the kids pictures with their projects.

The first week of February is Catholic School Week.  There are many activities planned for the kids beginning with the whole school meeting in the church on Monday for our buddy Mass with 2J. Tuesday is Spirit day day.  We get to wear our St. Chris spirit clothes .   Wednesday is  Ice Cream Sundae day. We will also meet together with the whole school in the afternoon to say the Rosary with Senora Bichrest. Thursday is Beach Day, (No bathing suits).  Friday is Bowling Day, Pajama Day, and movies with our buddies in 2J.  It's a great week to be at a Catholic School.

In February the fifth grade will be finishing up the body's systems and then learning about the Engineering Design Process so they can get ready for STEM Day on March 8.  The sixth grade will be learning about our Weather and the Ocean.

Spelling will be lessons 16, 17, 18, and 19.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.

The students will begin The One and Only Ivan.  This is our whole grade reading book.  The February book report is about Adventure.  The directions will go home the first week of February.  It is due February 21.

February 14 is Ash Wednedsay, please join us for Mass at 9:15.  On Friday, the 16th, please join us as 5M leads the school in the Stations of the Cross at 2:15.  

The students will be exchanging Valentine cards on Friday, February 13 in the afternoon.  They will decorate a lunch bag to carry home their cards.  I will provide the bags.

And finally this leads to our February vacation.  Have fun!!

Mrs. Mitchell and 5M


January News from 5M

happy_new_year Happy New Year to one and all!!  Wow! 2017 went so fast.  We made new friends and caught up with old ones and welcomed new students and welcomed back former students. We have grown both physically and educationally. Now we are ready to start the second half of the school year.

Science is going to help the students understand how the body works.  We will go from cells to systems which will lead to the Human Body Project.  This is chapter 5 in their text books. The project is the big project that the students enjoy creating.  Directions will go home January 3rd and will be due on January 18.  The sixth graders are learning about the Earth and Space and our place in there.

Spelling is lessons 14, 15, review of lessons: 11,12,13,14,and 15, and 16.  Make sure your child is practicing on spellingcity.com.

Reading will be the beginning of the class book of Ivan, The One and Only. We will read most of the book in class.  Sometimes I will read a chapter to them, other times they will read in pairs or silently.  They will have different worksheets that go along with the book.  The genre for the book report for the month is Fantasy.  It is due January 24, 2018.  They will be doing a different type book report this month.  They will be making a movie trailer and most of the work will be done in English class and in Computer class.

Religion will cover more of the sacraments and get us ready for Catholic School Week at the end of January.  This is a week where student participation is very high. There are lots of fun things planned and the schedule will be finalized soon. 5M and our buddy class, 2J, will be leading the Mass on January 29 at 9:15.  We hope that you will be able to join us.

January looks to be a busy month:


January 3- Back to school

January 15- No School- Martin Luther King Day

January 18- Fine Arts Festival at 6:00pm

January 24- Book report due

January 26- Reports Cards

January 28- Open House, 11:30-1:00

January 29- Beginning of Catholic School Week, Mass at 9:15- 5M and 2J preparing

5M would like to wish everyone a wonderful New Year,

Mrs. Mitchell, Ryan, Siena, Karina, Mary, Michaela, Gavin, Brayden, Alicia, Emma, Alexandra, Isabel, Elizabeth, Blayne, Ben, Ava, Scarlett, and Johnny

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