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Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Band Lessons
Friday, January 12th 
Group A & L - 10:00 a.m.
Group F - 8:30 p.m.
   

We will be having a working snack in our classroom this year. I am asking that each student bring in one healthy snack and water to
 have during this time.

All homework, class assignments, and test dates may be found in your child's agenda.  

Please be advised that as per the Uniform Policy, all students in 5th grade should be wearing penny loafers to school.  If your child does not have these required shoes, please purchase them as soon as possible.  Once we return from Christmas Break, any student who is not dressed in the required uniform will be receiving a uniform demerit.  Thank you! 

In Religion, we have completed our Unit on the Sacraments of Initiation.  We learned about the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The next unit we will engage in is focused on the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  We will be taking an in-depth look at the way we worship and the parts of our Liturgy. In addition, we learned about the life of St. Tarcisus.  Our class saint is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We will learn about her life, successes, and challenges as the year progresses. 

The students will be entering the Catholic Daughter's Contest.  Our class will be creating couplet poems based off of one of the two themes: "The LORD has done great things for us, we are filled with joy." or, "Finding Joy in My Life."  Each student has received a packet on this assignment, which includes a graphic organizer and a rubric.  The poems are due on Friday, January 5th.  If you or your child has any questions, please let me know.  Good Luck!

In Health, we will transition to relationships and bullying. The students will learn how to develop positive relationships and how to deal with situations which involve bullying. 
 
Expressions and Equations, Chapter 4, will be our next topic in Mathematics.  We will learn how to use the order of operations and how to convert between word and numeric expressions and equations.  In addition, we will learn how to evaluate expressions and equations. We will be using ConnectEd in the class and at home. Each student has received a letter, which contains their user name and password.  Please keep these user names and passwords handy, as we will be using the program throughout the course of the year. Thank you!

In Science, we will make a large transition from our study of Matter and its Interactions towards Weather.  We will learn about the layers of our atmosphere and how air moves within it.  In addition, we will explore how thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes form.  Our STEM Fair projects are in full swing.  Each student has selected a topic and has begun the research for their project.  Packets of information on this project have been distributed.  Please try to pay attention to the due dates of each section.  If you have any questions, please ask.  

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese

                                    
                       
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