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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!

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 and some important dates to remember!

In English, both the 5th and 6th grade students have been learning about Creative Writing. In this writing unit, the students have learned about what characteristics make up a successful creative writing piece as well as how to make their writing piece their own. The 5th grade students wrote a “tall tale” and will be sharing it with the class. In the 6th grade, the students wrote a “trickster tale” and did a tremendous job sharing their stories 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:

Friday June 5, 2015- St. Christopher Barbeque 5:30- 7:30

Tuesday June 9, 2015- Silver Knights Game

Friday June 12, 2015- 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


5P February News

February Newsletter

January was a wonderful month for getting back into our routines! Catholic School’s Week was an excellent way to end the month. We were able to celebrate our wonderful school and grow deeper in our faith and service to others. We were also able to end Catholic School’s Week with seeing our buddies from KN! Here is a look at what is happening this month:


English- The 5th and 6th grade students will be continuing to focus on learning about the importance of adjectives in our writing. In writing, the students have been doing an excellent job of understanding the important factors to successful Expository writing. The students have worked on answering the questions Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. They have also been working on the importance of providing steps and directions in an effective and sequential order. Now that the students have become more accustomed to what Expository Writing looks like, this month we will continue our writing Unit with learning how to refine and expand our ideas. We will also complete a writing piece informing their reader about a specific topic of their choice. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.



Spelling- This month we will cover Lessons 17, 18, and 19. Please continue to use Spellingcity.com to review spelling words and prepare for weekly Spelling tests. The students have been doing a great job using the iPads for their tests.



Reading- In February we will finish reading the book Stone Fox. The students have been working very hard on reading the chapters and reflecting on their reading through their writing. We have had some great discussions about the story so far and I look forward to concluding the book with the students. Our theme for our February Book Report is adventure. This will be due on February 19th.



Religion- In Religion we will be learning about Reconciliation and preparing for Lent.



We will be passing out Valentine's Day Cards on Friday, February 14th. I will pass out bags for the students to collect their valentines. Bringing in valentines is optional but if students decide to make them, it needs to be for everyone! A class list will be sent home with the students. Thank You! Happy February!

Miss Petry