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Grade 5 - Mrs. Viola


Welcome to Fifth Grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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!

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Welcome back to school! I am very excited for the 2017-2018 school year! Here is an overview of what we will be doing throughout the school year!

In Reading, we will begin our school year focusing on our summer reading: Number the Stars. As a class we will be discussing characters, setting, plot, and so much more! Throughout the school year, we will also further our learning of genres by using our Reading Street series as well as completing monthly Book Reports. The theme for September's book report is animals. The students will receive the instructions the first week of school and it will be due September 27th!

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!

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 further our learning of the different parts of Speech: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Avderbs, Interjections, and Conjunctions. Our class will also have a strong focus on writing and learning how to compose different writing pieces such as Descriptive Essays, Narratives, Expository Essays, and Research Reports. 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. ViolaSmile



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 a half!

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

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 will now be focusing 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 be focusing on Subjects and Predicates as well as Simple, Compund, and Complex sentences. They will also further their understanding of Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. For writing we will continue to focus on our Persuasive writing unit. The students did a tremendous job with our classroom debate and now the students will select their own topic and write a persuasive essay. We will also continue to learn new Vocabulary words using our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks.


Spelling- This month we will be working on the Review for Lessons 21-25, as well as covering 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 will receive the directions the first week of May! It will be due on May 31, 2017.


Religion- This month we will be learning about the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders as well as understanding the importance of being One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Throughout this month we will also have our Diocesan Consecration on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, our May Crowning on Friday, May 19, 2017, and our Ascension Mass on Thursday, May 25, 2017. It would be wonderful if you could join us for these!


Have a wonderful May!

Mrs. Viola

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