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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 June News

Happy June! I can't believe that our school year is coming to an end! It has truly been such a wonderful year full of learning! As the year is wrapping up, here is a look at what we will be doing in the next couple of weeks!

In English, the 6th grade students learned about Persuasive Writing. We talked about the importance of looking at many different perspectives when trying to persuade a ceratin person or group. We participated in a class debate and then students used their background knowledge to crew their own Persuasive piece. For the 5th grade students, we have just begun the writing process for Persuasive writing and will continue to work on our writing pieces. Once the students have finished, they will share them with their peers! The students have done such an excellent job and this truly shows with all of the amazing writing they have done!

Throughout the school year we have learned so much academically and about ourselves. In Religion we went into depth about the 7 sacraments, in reading we have read numerous stories and had many wonderful discussions, and we have certainly learned more than a few new spelling words!

For the last day of school, 5V will be leading our Prayer Service at 9:15. It would be wonderful if you could join us!

It has truly been a wonderful year and I hope everyone has a great and safe summer!

Mrs. Viola Cool


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

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