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Welcome to Fifth Grade!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the snow days, there have been changes made to our school calendar.  We will be having school on Thursday, March 25th.  There will be an early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

Band Lessons

Friday, March 17th
Group B - 8:30 a.m.
Group D - 10:30 a.m.
Group E & H- 10:00 a.m. 
Group F - 9:30 a.m.
Group G & J- 9:00 a.m.
Full Group Band Rehearsal - 8:00 a.m. 

We love to celebrate birthdays in our class!  Please keep in mind that we have several students with food allergies. If you plan on sending in a special treat with your child, please check with me to make sure that it is permitted. In addition, please only send in a treat for our class. Thank you!!

We will be eating snack in our class during the day. Again, we have some students with food allergies. Please make sure that the snack you send in is a peanut-free snack. Thank you!

The Hot Lunch Program is in full swing. Please make sure that your child has their ticket for their lunch.  Hot Pretzels will be sold on Tuesday and Ice Cream will be sold on Thursday's during lunch. Thank you!

In Religion, we are going to begin to learn about the Sacraments of Healing.  Our Fully Alive program will begin on Monday, March 6th.  A notice regarding this program has been sent home with each student.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. 

So far in Health, we have learned about the Health Triangle and the Decision Making Process. Next, we will begin to discuss Nutrition.  We will learn about the food groups and about the importance of making good food choices.   In addition, we will learn about the six categories of Nutrients and about how to read Nutrition Labels on food items. 

We will be moving on to Chapter 11 in Mathematics.  In this chapter, we will work with the addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.   In addition, we will practice converting improper fractions into mixed numbers and work with fraction tiles.  We will still be using the ConnectEd website for homework assignments. If for some reason they have trouble using or navigating the site, the assignments can be found in the Useful Links section of this class page. If you have any questions, please ask!  

Science will continue with a shift towards Earth in Space.  We will learn about our Solar System and all of the unique findings within the system.  The students will have a copy of an outline to complete for notes on this Chapter.  The Prezi notes for this chapter can be found in the Useful Links on this page.  The students will begin a month-long project this week that involves taking daily observations of the Phases of the Moon.  Each student has received a copy of the packet for this project.  If for some reason an additional copy is needed, a copy can be found in the Useful Links section on this page.  Happy Tracking!!!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese