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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!

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 5th grade students will begin their creative writing unit and they will be writing a “tall tale.” In 6th grade, the students will continue to work on their descriptive writing piece. 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 have done 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. The final activity is creating their own chapter of what happens next. Once the students have completed “the next chapter” we will continue to read stories in our Reading Street textbook. Our theme for our March Book Report is Biography. This will be due on March 22nd 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 our Stations of the Cross throughout Lent. Stations of the Cross will begin this Friday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m.

 

We will have our Terra Nova Testing March 13- March 17. 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

 

5V February News

January was a wonderful month for getting back into our routines and our Catholic Schools Week was an excellent way to end our 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 Schools Week with seeing our buddies from KN! Here is what will be happening throughout the month of February:

English- In English, the 5th and 6th grade students will begin 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 22nd and the directions will be passed out the first full week of February.

Religion- In Religion, we will be continuing to learn about the sacrament of Eucharist as well as learning about the different kinds of prayer.

We will be exchanging Valentine cards on Tuesday, February 14th and that day will also be a Dress Down Day!

Happy February!

Mrs. Viola

 

5V January News

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season and a restful vacation. As another year begins, it is a great time to reflect and think about everything that we have accomplished so far this year as well as look forward to what is in store for us as we continue a great school year! Here is a look at what will be happening this month in 5V:


English: In English, the 5th and 6th grade students will be continuing their adjectives chapter. The students will further their learning of the many different types of adjectives as well as further their understanding of how they can use adjectives to enhance their writing. The students have been doing a tremendous job on their Christmas Stories using their vocabulary words. I am so proud of all their hard work! We will be completing our final drafts of these stories and then we will begin our next writing unit, which is Descriptive Writing. This is a great time for the students to not only use their 5 senses in their writing but also use their knowledge of adjectives to create a great writing piece. We will also continue to learn new vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop books.

 


Spelling: In Spelling this month we will cover Lessons 14, 15, a review week of Lessons 11-15, and Lesson 16. I continue to encourage the students to use Spellingcity.com as a studying tool in preparation for our weekly spelling tests. It is a great resource to use! Throughout the beginning of January the students will also be participating in classroom Spelling Bees to find participants for our school Spelling Bee. There will be five students and an alternate from 5V who will join the other 5th grade class and both 6th grade classes.

Reading: For the month of January, we will be reading the chapter book Stone Fox as a class. During our reading time for the month of January, the students will have great discussions about what is happening in the story as well as make connections with our own lives to gather a stronger understanding of the important message that this story conveys. The theme for our January Book Report is Fantasy. The students will be making a book jacket for their story. This will be due January 25, 2017 and the directions will be passed out the first week of January.

 


Religion: In Religion the students will continue to further their learning of the 7 Sacraments as well as learning about the different types of prayer. This year our Catholic Schools Week will be Monday January 30, 2017- Friday, February 3, 2017.

5V will be preparing Mass for Friday, January 6th at 9:30 for our Mass with Bishop Christian. It would be wonderful if you could join us!

I am looking forward to a great January and a wonderful 2017!

Mrs. Viola

 
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