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Grade 5 - Mrs. Mitchell

Sally MitchellWelcome to Fifth Grade! My name is Sally Mitchell. I am looking forward to another great year teaching 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 .

I teach Science to all fifth and sixth grade students. Before that, I was a Special Ed. Asst. / Instructional Asst. in Londonderry for five years. I have four children -- the oldest is also a teacher.

April News 5M

springWow!! Winter just didn't want to give up this year!  Hopefully April will be a little calmer and warmer.

The fifth grade was busy this past  month as we waited for nice weather. They finished their Engineering Design Process project for The STEM Fair. They were a huge success. The students then presented their projects to their class. They all did very well.

The fifth grade will be learning the difference between biomes and ecosystems, populations and communities, predator and prey, symbiosis, and food chains and food webs.

The 6th grade will be learning about Climate Change and then creating a weather broadcast as a culminating in class project using the knowledge they learned in the Weather Unit


The book report for this month is Humor.  They will be making their own "comic strip" to tell their story. It will be due April 18, 2018.

The spelling lessons to be covered this month are  23, 24, and 25.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.

In religion we will be learning about the sacraments of Anointing of the Sick.

The students will be writing some poetry for the Poetry Slam at the end of the month.  Hopefully you'll be able to join us.

Have a great Spring from 5M,

Mrs. Mitchell, Johnny, Scarlett, Ava, Ben, Blayne, Elizabeth,  Alexandra, Isabel, Emma, Alicia, Brayden, Gavin, Michaela, Mary, Karina, Siena, and Ryan

Important Dates:

April 6- Mass 9:15

April 13- Report Cards

April 18- Report Cards due back

April 18- Humor Book Report Due

April 20- Free dress for Earth Day

April 23-27- Spring Vacation


March News From 5M

easter_jesus_carrying_crossMarch came in like a lamb (one day!!) so we better watch out!  February was a very busy month. The students presented their Human Body Systems projects and they were great.   We learned about the Eucharist, and  different types of Prayers . We are still reading The One and Only Ivan. And we had great weather for February vacation.

This month the students will be getting ready for STEM Day.  They will be learning the Engineering Design Process by doing an in class group activity that will take them step by step through the process.  They will then take what they have learned and apply it to something they want to improve, invent, rework, or modify.  They will have a rubric to go along with their project. The projects new date to pass in is March 15.  This is due to the snow storm on March 8. Come and check out their projects on March 15 at 5:30pm.  Then we will start on  learning more about Ecosystems (Chapter 6).

Spelling will be Lessons 20, review of 16-20, 21,22.    Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.  It really helps them a lot in their studying since we use the site for their spelling tests on the iPads.

We will focus on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter in Religion.  We have Stations on Fridays at 2:15 on March 23th, 30th,  and Mass on March 16th at 9:15 for our St. Patrick's Day Mass.  Our buddies in 2J and 2C are preparing the Mass.  Please try to join us.

The genre for the March book report is Biography.  The directions went home the week before February vacation.  It is due on March 21st.



Some important dates for the month to remember:

March 8-STEM Day, 5:30pm

March 9- Early Release-NO AFTERCARE

March 16-St. Patrick's Day Mass-9:15am

March 24- Auction

March 30- Good Friday- No School


February News from 5M

heart_and_handsWe made it throught January !  The students finished their Human Body projects and they were wonderful.  They worked hard and it showed.  A special entry will be up next week when I get all the kids pictures with their projects.

The first week of February is Catholic School Week.  There are many activities planned for the kids beginning with the whole school meeting in the church on Monday for our buddy Mass with 2J. Tuesday is Spirit day day.  We get to wear our St. Chris spirit clothes .   Wednesday is  Ice Cream Sundae day. We will also meet together with the whole school in the afternoon to say the Rosary with Senora Bichrest. Thursday is Beach Day, (No bathing suits).  Friday is Bowling Day, Pajama Day, and movies with our buddies in 2J.  It's a great week to be at a Catholic School.

In February the fifth grade will be finishing up the body's systems and then learning about the Engineering Design Process so they can get ready for STEM Day on March 8.  The sixth grade will be learning about our Weather and the Ocean.

Spelling will be lessons 16, 17, 18, and 19.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.

The students will begin The One and Only Ivan.  This is our whole grade reading book.  The February book report is about Adventure.  The directions will go home the first week of February.  It is due February 21.

February 14 is Ash Wednedsay, please join us for Mass at 9:15.  On Friday, the 16th, please join us as 5M leads the school in the Stations of the Cross at 2:15.  

The students will be exchanging Valentine cards on Friday, February 13 in the afternoon.  They will decorate a lunch bag to carry home their cards.  I will provide the bags.

And finally this leads to our February vacation.  Have fun!!

Mrs. Mitchell and 5M

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