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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 April News

April Newsletter

March was a wonderful and busy month with our STEM Fair, Terra Nova Testing, and 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 are continuing to work on their Expository writing piece. They will be writing these in the form of a Newspaper article to inform readers about all of the wonderful things that are happening at St. Chris! We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.

 


Spelling- For spelling this month we will be covering Lessons 25 and a Review week of Lessons 21-25, and Lesson 26. 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 20, 2016. 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 22, 2016 at 1:30 in the Church Hall. It will be a wonderful celebration of our students' hard work!

 


Religion- This month we will be learning about the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders.

 


I hope everyone has a wonderful April and Easter season!

Mrs. Viola

 

Marching into Spring!

March Newsletter

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 students will begin to work on their Expository writing piece. This informative writing piece will give the students an opportunity to share their knowledge on a specific topic. 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 a Review Week of Lessons 16-20, Lesson 21, Lesson 22, and Lesson 23. 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 are continuing to do a great job with Stone Fox. They have been able to read in both partners and independently as well as thoughtfully answer questions about the book. We will finish the story in the next couple of weeks. Our theme for our March Book Report is Biography. This will be due on March 23rd. The Rubric will be passed out the first week of March.

 


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 continue to have our Stations of the Cross throughout Lent. The Stations of the Cross will be at 9:15 on March 4th.

 


We will have our Terra Nova Testing March 14- March 18. Please make sure that the students get plenty of sleep and have nice, healthy breakfasts so they are ready for testing and can do their best!

 


Happy March and Happy Spring!

Mrs. Viola

 

February News

January was a wonderful month for getting back into our routines! Now that we are in February, Catholic Schools Week is an excellent way to start the new month. We will be able to celebrate our wonderful school and grow deeper in our faith and service to others. Here is a look at what will be happening this month:



English- In English, the 5th and 6th grade students will finish their adjectives chapter and move on to Chapter 4: Verbs. Throughout the verbs chapter, the students will not only continue to learn about both action verbs and being verbs, but they will also learn how to use them correctly in their writing. In writing, the students will continue to create their own descriptive writing piece. Along with using their 5 senses, the students will also be asked to use descriptive adjectives and vivid verbs to create a successful writing piece. Once we finish our descriptive writing we will move on to Expository writing. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.



Spelling-We will be covering Lessons 18, 19, and 20. Please continue to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests.



Reading-This month we will continue to read Stone Fox. The students have enjoyed reading the story and we have had some great discussions about the story so far. I look forward to having excellent discussions and hearing the students’ thoughts on the message of this story. Our theme for our February Book Report is adventure. This will be due on February 17th and the directions will be passed out the first week of February.



Religion- In Religion we will continue to learn about Reconciliation and the Sacraments of healing as well as prepare for Lent. Our Ash Wednesday Mass will be on Wednesday, February 10th at 9:15.


We will be exchanging Valentine cards on Friday, February 12th!



Happy February!

Mrs. Viola

 
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