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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.

May News from 5M

mother-mary-1120266_960_720April seemed like such a short month but we were very busy with book reports, watching the progress of the eagles in Decorah, Iowa, the poetry slam, learning about different biomes and ecosystems, food chains and webs.  May will be just as busy.


The last book report for this year is Informational.  The rubric went home before vacation.  It is due on May 30th.  The students will be making a game using the facts they have learned while reading a book that they find interesting.


Spelling will consist of the review of Lessons 21-25, 26, 27, 28, and 29.  Please make sure that your student is using spellingcity to review their words.


In Religion the students will be learning about the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders and about the Church being One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.


Science for the fifth grade will continue about Ecosystems and the beings that live there.  We will focus on community, population, predator, prey, nature versus man-made.  This will culminate in the students watching "Madagascar" and bring all the concepts together.  The sixth graders will be learning about the ocean.  Then they will learn how important it is that we protect this wonderous part of our planet.


Oh!  Don't forget some of the special events that happen in May:

May 10- Mass of the Ascension- 9:15am

May 11-Progress Reports

May 14- Spring Fine Arts Festival- 6:00pm

May 15- Spring Concert- 10:00am

May 16- Progress Reports due back

May 18- May Crowning- 9:15am

May 23- Walk to School Day- 8:00am

May 23- Volunteer Brunch- after walking to school

May 25- Last day for hot lunch

May 29- Memorial Day- No School


Happy Spring,

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

 

April News 5M

springWow!! Winter just didn't want to give up this year!  Hopefully April will be a little calmer and warmer.

The fifth grade was busy this past  month as we waited for nice weather. They finished their Engineering Design Process project for The STEM Fair. They were a huge success. The students then presented their projects to their class. They all did very well.


The fifth grade will be learning the difference between biomes and ecosystems, populations and communities, predator and prey, symbiosis, and food chains and food webs.


The 6th grade will be learning about Climate Change and then creating a weather broadcast as a culminating in class project using the knowledge they learned in the Weather Unit

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The book report for this month is Humor.  They will be making their own "comic strip" to tell their story. It will be due April 18, 2018.


The spelling lessons to be covered this month are  23, 24, and 25.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.


In religion we will be learning about the sacraments of Anointing of the Sick.


The students will be writing some poetry for the Poetry Slam at the end of the month.  Hopefully you'll be able to join us.


Have a great Spring from 5M,

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


Important Dates:

April 6- Mass 9:15

April 13- Report Cards

April 18- Report Cards due back

April 18- Humor Book Report Due

April 20- Free dress for Earth Day

April 23-27- Spring Vacation

 

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


 
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