5/23 & 5/24 Metropolitan Trip

5/26 Spring Concert 6:30

6/2 New York Hall of Science field trip

6/3 Battle of the Books

6/8 Field Day- Chelsea Piers

6/10 Ice Cream Social

6/14 Moving Up Ceremony 10 a.m.





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

Stamford and State Grade Level Expectations



We have begun review for the Common Core Smarter Balanced test. We have been doing written practice and on the computer. Children are asked to refer back to the text to give evidence. We will continue this test prep as the spring approaches.


We are finishing up our unit on Persuasive Writing. We have created Argument/ Opinion pieces that the students feel strongly about. They have also read many non-fiction examples of persuassive writing. Ask you child about some of the topics that we have read about. Some include improving cafeteria food, children being more active, and amounts of video game usage.




In unit 10, students will be introduced to prealgebra concepts and skills. Unit 10 has four main areas of focus: To solve equations using a pan-balance model,

To represent relationships as algebraic expressions,

To generate input-output tables, and

To link data in tables to corresponding points on coordinate grids.



In science this month we will be reviewing for the CMT. Please make sure that your child is completing the weekly science review packets that we have been sending home. These are great tools to use as a study guide




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.