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As you’ve probably heard….5th grade is now equipped with 1:1 technology!

We are so excited to have Chromebooks for each student!  Mr. Roush came in today to show us a few starting tips, and now we are ready to rock-n-roll!   For starters, each child received an emailed spelling list for the week!  Too cool!  We will continue to make a slow and steady progression into the digital classroom age.  I’m sure your kiddo will be eager to share with you, but as always, if you have questions/concerns please let me know.





1/19 5th grade will lead mass

1/25 Winter STEEP assessment

1/26 ACRE test for Archdiocese

1/29-2/3 Catholic Schools Week (closing with P-N-R on Friday night)

1/29 Open House

2/8 Annual Fund Dinner

*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!


We will focus on our ACRE test which is coming up at the end of the month.  Your child has a study guide to look over.  Please do so periodically.



On to chapter 10 Add/Subtract Fractions

Please continue to brush up on multiplication and division fast facts.  Check in with your child on Rocket Math.  How far is your child?  Let’s make it a goal to have multiplication sets completed by Christmas Break!  Several may be able to finish division, too!!

Social Studies– 

Chapter 6 Middle Atlantic Colonies

Test tomorrow! Students have known about this for over a week now!  They have notes to study, along with the essay question that we prep’d for!

Reading- Fiction

Maniac Magee

We will read Part Two (chapters 12-21).  We are keeping Literature Response Journals and will learn about “listening to author’s tone” and noticing author’s style.

Daily Language Review for ISTEP preparation

Spelling:  list of 16 plus 4 bonus

**Implemented Reading Logs- 20 minutes daily/day.**  Students should be taking Accelerated Reading Quizzes to track growth!

Science- From the desk of Mrs. Tieken:

Landforms are constantly changing. This unit helps students understand what landforms are, how they form, and how different forces shape them over time. It introduces students to Earth’s structure, including the crust, mantle, and core. Hotspots and earthquake patterns are addressed, as well as how weathering, erosion, and people shape the land. The unit also addresses the three major categories of rocks–igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic–and explains how one rock type may change into another.

Questions, comments, or concerns please email me at [email protected]  or I invite you to call me at home, your child has my number in their planner.

Peace and blessings



Monday:  Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45

Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 2:00-2:45

Friday:  Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00