Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Band Lesson will begin on Friday, September 22nd!
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.

September is recognized as Pediatric Cancer Awareness month.  To spread awareness, please dress in yellow, gold, or orange on Friday, September 29th. There will be a $1 donation which will go toward charities that support pediatric cancer research.  Thank you!  

In Religion, we will begin our year with a discussion about signs of our Faith.  From there, we will begin to discuss the origins of Catholicism.  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 focus on the Health Triangle and the difference between health and wellness.

Place Value, Chapter 1, will be our area of focus in Mathematics.  We will learn about Place Value through the Millions, compare and order numbers, and learn how to express numbers in standard, expanded, and word form.  We will be using ConnectEd in the class and at home. Each student has received a letter, which contains their user name and password.  At the bottom of the notice, there is a slip.  Please sign and return this slip to school by Friday, September 22nd.  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.  As we move along in Chapter 11, we will discuss solutions and mixtures, as well as, physical and chemical changes. Our first lab assignment will be to grow our own Salt Crystals.  Please send in an empty, clean glass jar Thursday, September 21st for this experiment.  Thank you!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese

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