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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.

December Tidings


Welcome to December!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a difference a year makes. Can you believe last year at this time we were still shoveling out from our first snow storm.  This year brought us lovely warm weather so that we could visit all our family and friends.

We were very busy in November learning about classifications of organisms, the structure of plants and animals, the sacrament of Confirmation, preparing for the Thanksgiving prayer service. The kids did an awesome job.

This this month will be just as busy. The students will be learning about instincts, physical and behavioral adaptations, and then the cell and its parts in Science. In Spelling we will be covering lessons 11, 12, 13, and 14.  Don't forget to use spellingcity to help with studying. The genre for the book  report is Poetry. The activity that goes along with the poetry will be done in class.  The students will be  given a rubric in class and should be done in one day.  We will be learning more about Advent and the Christmas season in Religion.  We also will be sharing preparation, along with 5V, of the mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th at 9:15.  Please come and join us.

The Christmas party will be on December 22 at about 1:30.  Details will come later in the month.

December 23rd will be an early release and no aftercare.


5M wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Mrs. Mitchell, Pierce, Charlie, Maryfei, Josh, Krystal, Joe, Madelynn, Brenna, Anna, Nathan, Polina, Derek, Madison, Trevor, Emily, Matt, Kelechi, Cam, Ambrose, Bella, Rohan, Kaylie, Kavin, Jamie, and Annika.



November Notes 5M


October was a very busy month for 5M.  We led the Vocation Day Mass with Fr. John as our celebrant. The class got together with our buddies in 2J on Vocation Day too for a craft. We went to the Museum of Science in Boston and experienced the wonders of Pixar.  The students have been enjoying all the new art projects with Mrs. Fessenden and Miss Daigle has been teaching them how to play the ukulele.

November looks to be just as busy. We will be attending mass on November 2nd for the celebration of All Souls Day, 4T is preparing. The class will be leading the Thanksgiving Prayer service on November 25 at 9:15.  Please join us for the morning. Remember also that it is an early release day and no aftercare. The students will be learning about Baptism, the Liturgical Year, and Advent during the month in Religion.

In Spelling lessons 8, 9, 10, and review week of lessons 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.  Don't forget to check out spellingcity.com to help with studying for the tests.  Most of the tests are taken on the iPads.

Science will be completing the chapter on Classfying organisms. The test will be November 6 and then we will be focusing on Growth and Structures of  living organisms.  It will cover adaptations, life cycles, and physical structures of animals and plants.  The 6th grade will be covering the atmosphere which will lead to learning about weather and predicting the weather.

The November book report is Historical Fiction. The rubric went home already (hopefully not in a locker) and it is due on November 20.

5M would like to wish you a very nice Thanksgiving with family and friends,

Mrs. Mitchell, Pierce, Charlie, Maryfei, Josh, Krystal, Joe, Madelynn, Brenna, Anna, Nathan, Polina,  Derek, Madison, Trevor, Emily, Matthew, Kelechi, Cameron, Ambrose, Bella, Rohan, Kaylie, Kavin, Jamie, and Annika


October News from 5M

class_2015-16Can you believe it is October already and we have been in school for a month.  I say that every year but I am still always surprised at how fast the time goes.  We have accomplished many things such as starting Lesson 4 in Spelling.  Our third chapter in Religion.  We have done 3 experiments in Science and will be finishing up the first chapter about the Scientific Method.  The students have been writing up a storm in English, working on place value in Math and in Social Studies they have been learning about the regions of the United States.

During the month we will cover Lessons 4, 5, Review ( 1,2, 3, 4, and 5), 6 and 7 in Spelling.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.  The students will take most of their test on the iPads on Fridays.  Lesson 4 will be on Wednesday due to a short week.

Religion will highlight an overview of the 7 Sacraments and we will do a chapter about vocations.  We will do this the week before Vocation Day which is October 20.  Please join us for Mass that day as 5M will be leading the Mass at 9:15am.

In Science we will be starting the chapter on Classfying Organisms.  The will learn how and why scientists put organisms into a particular group. We will end this unit with a very "sweet" activity involving identifying unusual items.

October's Book report is Mystery.  The directions will go home the first week of October.

Some important dates to keep in mind as the month goes on:

Oct. 2-No School-Diocesan Professional Day

Oct. 9-Mass at 9:15-5V preparing

Oct. 12-No School-Columbus Day

Oct. 14-Pictures

Oct. 16-Early Release-No aftercare

Oct. 20-Vocation Day-Mass 9:15-5M preparing

Oct. 21-Field trip to Museum of Science-Boston-leave at 8:15

Oct.30-Halloween Party in 5M-more info to come


It is going to be a very busy month for the students.  They are still getting used to their routines and trying to remember all they need to do.  I think they have been doing a great job:)


Mrs. Mitchell