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In religion, the students will be learning about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. They will read about the sacrament, create a Holy Orders page for their sacrament booklet and have a test.  They will be learning about the Blessed Mother, Mary, as a model of discipleship.


In reading, the students are continuing to read the book, Where the Red Fern Grows. They are learning new vocabulary words, writing short summaries for the chapters and illustrating a picture that goes along with each chapter. They will identify the climax in the story, do character analysis and will be doing other activities and assignments relating to the novel. They are having vocabulary tests, quizzes and a final test on the book. We will also be reading other short stories and possibly one more novel.


In English, the students will be identifying regular and irregular verbs, using verbs in the present, past and past participle, simple verb tenses, linking verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs and agreement of subject with verb. Students will be writing a poem and completing their final SLE writing.


In math, the students will classify triangles and quadrilaterals, transform a figure on a coordinate plane, and identify solid figures, find perimeter, area and volume of polygons, rectangles and squares. They will learn and use the problem solving skills – make generalizations and solve a simpler problem.


In spelling, the students will spell words with digraphs, consonant blends, and plurals. They are continuing to do proofreading exercises to identify spelling, capitalization and punctuation errors in sentences.


In social studies, the students are continuing the study of the American Revolution.  We are finishing up the last lesson in the unit. The students are working on their large posters of the strengths and weaknesses of the British and American Armies. We will be reviewing the unit and taking notes to prepare for the test. Students will be making a timeline for the American Revolution. Next, they will be learning about government. They will learn the Branches of Government and the Bill of Rights.



* May 2 ~ May Crowning

* May 11 ~ Progress Reports Go Home

* May 17 ~ Invention Convention

* May 23 ~ Field Trip-State Capitol

* May 25 ~ Heritage Day

* May 28 ~ Memorial Day-No School

* May 29 ~ Free Dress for $1.00

* June 6 ~ Parent Appreciation Prayer Service

* June 8 ~ Field Day – Dismissal at 11:30 am

* June 11 ~ 5th Grade Retreat and Party

* June 13 ~ Variety Show at 1:30 pm

*June 14 ~ Last Day of School

9:35 am Mass of Thanksgiving-Valiant Gym


Service Learning Project Explanation

The fifth grade Service Learning Project is to help the Community Transitional School in Portland.

The Community Transitional School serves homeless children in grades K-8. The school has between

60 and 90 homeless students at any one time. The school needs many supplies for the students

throughout the year. Our fifth grade class helps these homeless children by donating school

supplies. Through participating in this project we have empathy for those less fortunate, and we

learn the true meaning of being a faith witness.


“Love is celebration. Love is joy. Love is moving forward.”

Pope Francis

Classroom Schedule