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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.

June News From 5M

Wow!! This school year flew by, even the kids thought it went by fast.  Time flies when you're having fun!

The students used the Scientic Method by keeping data on the weather for each day of each month since September.  Then they compiled the information in order to make graphs to show easily the weather for 9 months of the school year. They used the Engineering Design Process to make structuresfor a tropical frog to stay moist in a hot climate in class so they could use that knowledge for their STEM project in March. The students learned about the relationships of animals and their habitats in an Ecosystem.They learned about some of the systems of the Human Body.  They are now learning how to take care of the wonderful world that God has given them.

In Religion we went into more details about all the seven Sacraments using art to help us understand what they truly represent.  We honored Mary by learning more about the Rosary and even made a booklet on how to say the Rosary.

The students have only two more Spelling lessons to finish.  Don't forget to practice on spellingcity.com.  They have added many new words to there vocabulary and review of some common misspelled words.

The last book report is due on May 30.  It is always fun playing all the games the students have created from the informational books they have chosen.

I wish to thank all the parents for their support during the year and allowing me to be apart of their child's educational and spiritual journey.

Remember to keep up with Reading .  The summer Reading for going into the 6th grade is The Fighting Ground by Avi.

Have a great summer:)

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

Important Dates:

May 30- Informational Book Report due

June 1- Mass at 9:15

June 1- BBQ at 5:30 in back parking lot (rain-inside church hall)

June 8- 6th grade graduation at 7:00pm

June 14- Last day of school for grades 1-5 (no aftercare)



May News from 5M

mother-mary-1120266_960_720April seemed like such a short month but we were very busy with book reports, watching the progress of the eagles in Decorah, Iowa, the poetry slam, learning about different biomes and ecosystems, food chains and webs.  May will be just as busy.

The last book report for this year is Informational.  The rubric went home before vacation.  It is due on May 30th.  The students will be making a game using the facts they have learned while reading a book that they find interesting.

Spelling will consist of the review of Lessons 21-25, 26, 27, 28, and 29.  Please make sure that your student is using spellingcity to review their words.

In Religion the students will be learning about the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders and about the Church being One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

Science for the fifth grade will continue about Ecosystems and the beings that live there.  We will focus on community, population, predator, prey, nature versus man-made.  This will culminate in the students watching "Madagascar" and bring all the concepts together.  The sixth graders will be learning about the ocean.  Then they will learn how important it is that we protect this wonderous part of our planet.

Oh!  Don't forget some of the special events that happen in May:

May 10- Mass of the Ascension- 9:15am

May 11-Progress Reports

May 14- Spring Fine Arts Festival- 6:00pm

May 15- Spring Concert- 10:00am

May 16- Progress Reports due back

May 18- May Crowning- 9:15am

May 23- Walk to School Day- 8:00am

May 23- Volunteer Brunch- after walking to school

May 25- Last day for hot lunch

May 29- Memorial Day- No School

Happy Spring,

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


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

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