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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.

June News From 5M

open-book-with-pen-6810-clipart-2Wow!! This school year flew by, even the kids thought it went by fast.  Time flies when you're having fun!

The students used the Scientic Method by keeping data on the weather for each day of each month since September.  Then they compiled the information in order to make graphs to show easily the weather for 9 months of the school year. They used the Engineering Design Process to make knee braces in class so they could use that knowledge for their STEM project in March. The students learned about the relationships of animals and their habitats in an Ecosystem.They learned about some of the systems of the Human Body.  They are now learning how to take care of the wonderful body that God has given them.

In Religion we went into more details about all the seven Sacraments using art to help us understand what they truly represent.  We honored Mary by learning more about the Rosary and even made a booklet on how to say the Rosary. This culminated in our trip up to Manchester for the Consecration to Mary with all the diocesan schools which was about 6,000 students.

The students have only two more Spelling lessons to finish.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.  They have added many new words to there vocabulary and review of some common misspelled words.

The last book report is due on May 31.  It is always fun playing all the games the students have created from the informational books they have chosen.

I wish to thank all the parents for their support during the year and allowing me to be apart of their child's educational and spiritual journey.


Remember to keep up with Reading .  The summer Reading for going into the 6th grade is The Fighting Ground by Avi.

Have a great summer:)

Mrs. Mitchell, Amanda, Julia, Gahelle, Christina, Michael, Theo, Alexis, Hannah, Maeve, Vidya, Jill, Abby, Paige, Jack, Hope, Zach, Jacob, Brody, Thor, Christopher, Julie, and D.J.


Important Dates:

May 31- Informational Book Report due

June 2- Mass at 9:15

June 2- BBQ at 5:30 in back parking lot (rain-inside church hall)

June 9- 6th grade graduation at 7:00pm

June 14- Last day of school for grades 1-5 (no aftercare)



April News 5M

Wow!! What a beginning to Spring. An April Fool's joke or Winter refusing to leave?

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 the Solar System they live in and then we will focus on the planet that we live on.  They will learn about Earth's structure and the forces that make it seem almost alive.

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 19, 2017.

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 Triduum, and Easter.

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.

5M would like to wish everyone a very blessed Easter season,

Mrs. Mitchell, D. J., Julie, Christopher, Thor, Brody, Jacob, Zach, Hope, Jack, Paige, Abby, Jill, Vidya, Maeve, Hannah, Alexis, Theo, Michael, Christina, Julia, and Amanda


October News

IMG_0218Well we made it through our first month of school.  The students are still learning the routines of four teachers as they move from class to class.  They are getting into the routine of gathering their supplies for each class too. This month they will continue to perfect this routine.

In Science, they just completed their first test on Chapter 1.  They learned more about the Scientific Methods that scientists use in their experiments. This month they will be learning about the classification of organisms and why scientists  classify different animals, insects, and one celled orgainisms the way that they do.  One of the culminating activities for this unit is to classify jelly beans.  Always a fun way to learn how a dichotomous key works.  The sixth grade will be learning about the World Ocean and all the parts that make up the salt waters.

In Spelling we will start Lesson 5 and then we have the review of the first five lessons.  After that we will continue with Lessons 6 and 7.  Please have your child use spellingcity.com as a study aid since they have the majority of their tests on the iPads using spellincity.com.

In Religion we will be exploring the meaning of vocations in our church.  This will lead us to Vocation Day which is on October 18.  5M will be leading the Mass that day so I hope you are able to join us for the 9:15 Mass.

The October bookreport, Mystery, is due on October 26. The rubric and directions will go home on Monday, October 3.  We will also be reading some of the stories in the anthology series Reading Street.

Some special days to remember:

October 7- First Quarter Progress Reports

October 10-Columbus Day no school

October 12- Picture Day

October 14- early release-12:30, no aftercare

October 18- Vocation Day

October 31- Halloween- Free dress and party :)

If you have any questions don't forget to call or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mrs. Mitchell


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