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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!

September News in 5V!

Welcome back to school! We have had a great few weeks and I am very excited for the 2016-2017 school year! The students are doing an excellent job getting used to routines and expectations as they begin their year as 5th graders! Here is an overview of what we will be doing throughout the month!

 


In reading, we will continue to focus on our summer reading: Number the Stars. As a class we have discussed the characters, setting, plot, and the students have worked in groups to create a word web that describes a specific character from the story. The final piece that the students will be working on is a Courage paper and connecting their own times of being courageous to Number the Stars. We will also begin using our Reading Street series to further our learning of different genres. Finally the students will complete their first monthly Book Report. The theme for September's book report is animals. The students have received the instructions and it will be due September 28th!

 

Each week we will have a Spelling Test! We use SpellingCity.com so I encourage everyone to explore the website and become familiar with all of the resources that are available. It is a great studying tool! This month we complete Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4.

 


In Religion, we will begin the year with learning about the Seven Sacraments. Throughout the school year we will also be focusing on Holy Days, and important Religious figures.

 

In English, we will begin our school year with reviewing nouns. The students will be discussing common and proper nouns as well as singular and plural nouns. Our class will also have a strong focus on writing and learning how to compose different writing pieces. This month we have begun to work on Personal Narratives. The students will also have writing journals where they will be able to express their thoughts and feelings through writing prompts or a specific topic that is given to them. I am looking forward to a great year in English!



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Here's to a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Viola Smile

 

 

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 week and some important dates to remember!



In English, the 6th grade students learned about Creative Writing. In this writing unit, the students learned about what characteristics make up a successful creative writing piece as well as how to make their writing piece their own. The students wrote a “trickster tale” and did a tremendous job sharing their stories with their peers. The 5th grade students learned about Persuasive Writing and the importance of looking at many different perspectives when trying to persuade a ceratin person or group. They will be sharing their writing pieces 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!



Here are a couple dates to keep in mind:

Tuesday June 7, 2016- Silver Knights Game

Friday June 10, 2016- Prayer Service at 9:15 and Half Day, Last Day of School!


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

Mrs. Viola Cool

 

May News in 5V!

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 completing their Adverbs chapter and will then begin to 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 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 Expository writing unit. All of the students worked very hard and did a wonderful job on these! This month we will begin our Research Report and the students will be selecting their topics. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.



Spelling- This month we will be focusing on Lessons 27, 28, 29, and 30. 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 will receive the directions the first week of May! It will be due on May 27, 2016.



Religion- This month we will be completing our Religion book with Chapters 25 and 26. These chapters focus on the sacrament of Holy Orders and understanding the importance of being One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. After we have completed this 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 5, 2016 and our May Crowning on Friday, May 20, 2016. It would be wonderful if you could join us for these!



Have a wonderful May!

Mrs. Viola

 
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