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Grade 5 - Mrs. Viola

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My name is Elizabeth Viola and I am very excited to be part of the St. Christopher family. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education as well as a Master’s of Education in Elementary Education. I enjoy reading, shopping, and going to the beach with family and friends!

5V May News

May Newsletter

I can't believe May is here! The students have been working so hard and it has truly shown with all of the amazing work they have created! May is going to be another busy and fantastic month! Here is a look at what is happening:

 

English- The 5th grade students are finishing up their Adverbs chapter and then will focus on Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.  They will not only further their understanding of these parts of speech but also learn how to use these parts of speech correctly in sentences. In writing, the students have done an excellent job with their rough drafts for their Tall Tales. The students will be peer editing and finishing up their final copy! Once we have completed our Tall Tale stories, we will be moving right into our Persuasive Writing unit. We will also continue to learn new vocabulary words and incorporate these into our writing.

The 6th grade students will also finish their Adverbs chapter and move on to furthering their understanding of Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections as well as learning about Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences. We have completed our Research Reports and all of the students did a wonderful job on these! We have now begun to work on our Persuasive Writing Unit. The students have been given the task to select a topic that they can feel is important to them and persuade others to agree with their position. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.


Spelling- This month we will be focusing on the Review for Lessons 21-25, Lesson 26, Lesson 27, Lesson 28, and Lesson 29. I continue to encourage the students to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests! It is also important to understand the meanings of these words as well!


Reading- Our final Book Report theme is Informational Reading. For this book report, the students will be creating a board game based on the information they learned from their book. The students received the directions and it will be due on May 30, 2018.


Religion- This month we will be working on Chapters 22, 25, and 26. These chapters focus on the sacraments of Matrimony, Holy Orders and understanding the importance of being One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. After we have completed our final chapter, we will then begin a sacraments book using the information we learned from our textbooks. Throughout this month we will also have our Ascension Mass on Thursday, May 10, 2018 and our May Crowning on Friday, May 18, 2018. It would be wonderful if you could join us for these!


Have a wonderful May!

Mrs. Viola

 

5V April News

March was a wonderful and busy month with our STEM Fair and preparation for Easter. The students have been working hard and I am so proud of them. I am looking forward to another great month ahead of us! Here is a look at what is happening this month:

 

English- The 5th and 6th grade students will be learning about adverbs this month. They will be focusing on adverbs of time, place, and manner, as well as adverbs that compare. As we move along in the school year, the students will continue to incorporate the parts of speech that they have learned into their writing. This month the 5th grade students will continue to work on their Creative Writing piece. They are creating tall tales with their own modern "larger-than-life" heroes. The 6th grade students will continue to work on their Research Papers. These Research Papers are focused on different types of storms that the students have been learning about in Science. This project will count as both a Sicence grade as well as an English grade. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.

 

Spelling- For spelling this month we will be covering Lessons 23, 24, and 25. Please continue to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests!


Reading- Our theme for our April Book Report is Humor. The students received the final copy paper and rubric. This will be due on April 18, 2018. Since April is Poetry month we will also be studying Poetry and writing our own poems. We will have our Poetry Slam on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:45 in the Church Hall. It will be a wonderful celebration of our students' hard work!


Religion- This month we will be learning about the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, the Triduum, and Easter.


I hope everyone has a wonderful April and Easter season!

Mrs. Viola

 

5V March News

 

I hope everyone had a great February Vacation! We are now welcoming March and I am hopeful that means spring is right around the corner! Here is a look at what is happening this month:



English- The 5th and 6th grade students will continue to further their understanding of verbs. As we move through our verbs chapter, the students will focus on the role of both action verbs and linking verbs in sentences as well as verb tenses. Once we complete our verbs chapter, we will be moving right along to Adverbs. In writing, the 5th grade students will continue to work on their descriptive writing piece. In 6th grade the student will begin to work on a Research Paper. The students will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using their Vocabulary Workshop workbooks and incorporating these words into their writing. We have a lot of work ahead of us!


Spelling- For Spelling, we will have Lesson 20, a Review Week of Lessons 16-20, Lesson 21, and Lesson 22. Please continue to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests. The students have done an excellent job using the iPads and we will continue to use them for Spelling Tests.



Reading- The students have done a great job with The One and Only Ivan. They have been able to read in both partners and independently as well as thoughtfully answer questions about the book. We will be continuing to read this wonderful book and continue our great discussions. Our theme for our March Book Report is Biography. This will be due on March 21st and directions were passed out right before vacation!


Religion- In Religion this month the students will continue to learn about the Sacraments of Healing as well as understand the importance of Lent in preparation for Easter. We will have continue to have our Stations of the Cross throughout Lent.

Happy March and Happy Spring!

Mrs. Viola

 
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