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5V October News

It is hard to believe that we have been in school for a month! We have had a great start to the school year and the students have been doing a great job with switching classes and remembering their supplies for each class. We have a busy month ahead of us. Here is what will be happening in October!

In English, the students have been working hard on their Personal Narratives. They have been working on including descriptive language and using their 5 senses to create a picture for their readers. We are making great progress! In grammar, the students will continue to learn and further their understanding of Nouns and their different uses (Subject, Subject Complements, Direct Objects, Indirect Objects, Object of the Prepositions, etc). The students will also begin to learn new vocabulary words using Vocabulary Workshop and they will begin to incorporate these new words in their writing. Looking ahead to our next chapters, the students will continue reviewing parts of speech specifically focusing on pronouns and their next writing piece will be a “How To” Essay.

For Spelling, we will be covering Lesson 5, our first Review Week (Lessons 1-5), and Lessons 6 and 7. I encourage the students to use spellingcity.com as a study guide and resource for learning the spelling words. We will be using the iPads for Spelling Tests so it is beneficial for the students to use spellingcity.com and become more familiar with the website!

In Reading, the students will continue to read stories from our Reading Street textbook and study the different genres associated with these stories. As we read these stories, the students will be working on fluency, reading comprehension, and learning new vocabulary. October’s Book Report theme is Mystery! Directions for this Book Report have been passed out and the due date is October 25, 2017.

In Religion we will continue to further our learning about the seven Sacraments and Holy Days. Vocation Day is on October 24, 2017. In preparation for Vocation Day, we will be discussing what Vocation Day is and what it means for us.

Here are some important dates to remember:

October 6, 2017- First Quarter Progress Reports

October 9, 2017- No School, Columbus Day

October 11, 2017- Historical Perspectives Assembly

October 13, 2017- Early Release at 12:30

October 18, 2017- Lifetouch Pictures- Picture Day!

October 24, 2017- Vocation Day

October 31, 2017- Halloween Free Dress

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I am looking forward to a wonderful October!

Mrs. Viola