Events

 

  • 3/5 End of Marking Period
  • 3/14 Report Card Day
  • 3/19- 3/21 Early Release for Report Card Conferences
  • 3/27 Trip to the Stamford Symphony

Curriculum

Math

Geometry
Place Value
Fractions
Measurement
Area& Perimeter
Estimation
Graphing
Probability

Social Studies

The Revolutionary War
The Constitution
Westward Expansion

Science

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

Literacy

Reader's Workshop
Guided Reading
Writers Workshop

Other
Chorus Band

Stamford and State Grade Level Expectations

Literacy

As March begins we will study Roald Dahl. This author study will expose children to the components of a fantasy. They will read various books by him and practice writing in his style.

 

Battle of the Books continues this month. Your child has been reading many books written by spectacular authors. Some include Roald Dahl, Patricia MacLachlan, Judy Bloom, Gary Paulsen etc. The 60 books expose children to many genres. Many of the books have characters that they can relate to. Ask your child how their story maps are coming along. You might be surprised at how many books they have read J

The character parade for students will be on March 18th from 10:30- 11:30 in the auditorium. Your children will pick their favorite book that they have read and act out a scene from that book. Please join us if you are available.

 

Math

In Math this month we will begin unit 8. This unit works with Fractions and Ratios. They will learn how to multiply and divide fractions. Students will also learn how to find discounts using percentages.

 

Have your child visit www.dreambox.com .  Passwords have been given out. This website reviews Common Core State Standards that will be coming up on the SBAC  test in the spring.

 

Science

We will be competing in CMT Jeopardy! During this activity the students review important scientific questions that will help prepare for the CMT. The science portion of the test will review many topics. Some of these include rocks and minerals, solar energy, sound, magnetism, the food chain etc. The test will be given during the week of March 24th.

 

Social Studies

The Black History Month timeline projects came out beautifully!

 We will continue our unit on Westward Expansion and the Gold Rush.

 March is Women’s History Month. You child will be reading about many influential women throughout history.

 

Teachers

Maura Cullen
room #232
John Calo
room# 236
Deborah DeNardo
room #238
Anthony Speriglio

room #230

 

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Homework

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.