Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Band Lessons
​Friday, October 27th
Group A & L - 11:00 a.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.

The fifth grade will be going on a field trip to Nassau BOCES Project Adventure on Monday, November 13th.  The permission slip for this trip has been sent home.  Please review the slip, sign it, and return it with a $40 payment by Friday, November 3rd.  We are looking for chaperones for this trip.  Please let us know if you are interested in chaperoning.  Thank you!!

In Religion, we will begin to learn about the Sacraments of Initiation.  We have already learned about the Sacrament of Baptism, and will move forward to learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation. In addition, we will learn about the life of St. Damien of Molokai.  Our Class Saint is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. We will learn about her life, successes, and challenges as the year progresses. In Health, we will continue to focus on health and wellness by discussing Decision Making Skills.  The students will create skits in which they have to make a good, positive choice. 

Patterns of Ten and Rounding, Chapter 2, will be our next topic in Mathematics.  We will learn about prime factorization, exponents, and rounding whole numbers and decimals. 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!

We have jumped in with both feet in Science with a study of Matter and its Interactions.  We will begin by discussing the physical and chemical properties of Matter.  We will continue this study by learning about physical and chemical
 changes, as well as chemical reactions.  We conducted a lab in which we used Mentos and Diet Coke, to witness a chemical reactions.  Our next lab will focus on the pH Level of everyday items that we see and use in our homes.  Stay tuned!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese
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