12/13 Winter Concert 6:30 p.m.

1214, 12/15, &12/16 Early Release Parent /Teacher Conferences

12/23 Early Release

12/24-1/2 Winter Break

1/16 No School- MLK Day

1/19 Philharmonic field trip








Place Value
Area& Perimeter

Social Studies

The Revolutionary War
The Constitution
Westward Expansion


Solar Energy
Phases of the Moon
Light and Sound
Structure and Function


Reader's Workshop
Guided Reading
Writers Workshop

Chorus Band Strings

Stamford and State Grade Level Expectations



Integrated Light and Sound : This integrated Literacy and Science unit is modeled after inquiry-based learning. Students will have many opportunities to engage with relevant and authentic investigations. This unit is structured into seven modules called sequences. Each sequence includes learning objectives, focus questions and sequence steps.




Unit 4 Decimal Concepts ; Coordinate Grids. In this unit, students extend their understanding of the base-10 place-value system to include decimals. They read, write, and represent decimals through thousandths in a variety of ways and learn strategies to compare, order, and round decimals. Students are also introduced to the first quadrant of the coordinate grid.


Science :

Sound and Light : Scientists have a special name for how they think things work. They call them theories. Scientists use research and inquiry to test theories. In these Explorations, students will learn things about sound and light. Students will create and test theories about sound and light. You test a theory by running an experiment.




Anthony Speriglio

room #230


Luci Santora
room #232

John Calo
room# 236

Deborah DeNardo
room #238


Julie Vlosky

room # 240


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Although each homework assignment is different, we do have similar expectations for all fifth grade work.  We ask that the students always write both their first and last names, as well as today's date on each assignment.

Of course, students should also be sure to proofread their work after they have completed it.  Proofreading includes first reading over the work to be sure it makes sense and says what you want it to say.  Then, students should check for proper spelling and grammar, especially use of capital letters and punctuation at the end of sentences.  It is so important to show your best work at all times.

At this point, students should be able to do most of their homework independently or with a small amount of assistance.  Parents, we ask you to please check that your child has finished his/her homework, and sign the agenda book each evening.  there is also a space for notes to the teacher if you should need to let us know something.

We thank you for your support in the monitoring of homework.