Grade 5 Happenings


Spring is right around the corner and the second marking period is ending.  Report cards will be arriving home on March 16th.  Look over the report card with your child and encourage him/her to keep up the good work or improve in areas where it is needed.

Congratulations to Ariana Johnson. The artwork she submitted to the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest was given first place honors.  Her poster will move on to the next level of competition. Best wishes to Emily Heath who has been chosen to represent Southington Catholic School’s fifth grade in this year’s town-wide spelling bee. Congrats also go to Savannah Haggerty for receiving the runner up spot.  The Stations of the Cross was beautifully presented by the third, fourth, and fifth grade students.  They should be participating again as readers on, April 14th at 12:45 a.m.  Please join us if you can.

Thanks to Ariana Johnson, Leah Petruzzi, Aden DeGrandis, Jaden Savulis, Emily Heath, Nicole Raymond, Savannah Haggerty, and Emily Tornberg for volunteering to read to the lower grade students on Dr. Suess Day.  They did a fabulous job bringing the stories to life!  I was very proud of the independent work they did to make their narrations a success.

 The students will soon be asked to compose a D.A.R.E. essay. We will be writing these in our English class, and the papers will count as a grade in English.  Every student needs to write an essay to graduate from the D.A.R.E. Program.  I will send a note home with the date and time of the graduation as soon as Officer Lopa gives me that information.      

In English, students will practice public speaking by presenting their Ruby Bridges raps and by sharing a personal story that has meaning in their life. Students will also be creating fables that will be put together in a collection.  Be on the lookout for the book as each student will have an opportunity to bring it home.  Feel free to write a comment to share with the class.  Then the students move on to studying pronouns in English. 

The colonies of Roanoke and Jamestown will be studied in social studies, and then we will stray from our books for a bit to learn about map reading and latitude and longitude.   Our study of ecosystems will continue in science.  The students will be researching a biome as part of a lab report.  Religion class will be filled with conversation about the power of prayer.  Then we will grasp a better understanding of Advent and Reconciliation.  Lastly, in math class we learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.

Don’t forget to use the web sites in English, math, and religion to help prepare for tests and quizzes.  Also, be sure to play the Quiz Show game before social studies tests. Remember that extra help is always available to anyone who wants to practice their skills or is having difficulty with a concept.  All you need to do is ask.




   Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.” Joel 2:12-13





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