Welcome To Grade 5
There are so many exciting things happening in grade 5. Here is just a sample of what is going on in the classroom.
In grade 5, the students have begun learning about Colonial America. They have been busy studying what it takes to be an apprentice and work for an artisan. We will continue exploring colonial times and start discussing the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War.
In grade 6, The students have begun the chapter on Ancient Rome. We will discuss the geography, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. They will learn about the Punic Wars and study the leaders from that time period.
The fifth graders are learning how to write a business letter. Business people have many things to do at their jobs. So the students will learn to state the purpose of the letter quickly and clearly. They will practice using formal language with a polite tone. We will also begin studying adjectives later this month.
In grade 6, the students are learning how to write a persuasive writing piece. They will be trying to make readers agree with their position on various topics. They will learn how to include facts and opinions and learn about different propaganda techniques. We will begin the chapter on adjectives soon and will continue through this month.
In religion, we will review the Sacraments and continue to learn about our faith. We will begin preparing for Lent starting on Ash Wednesday. We will discuss ways we can fast, give alms, and pray this Lenten season. We hope to see you at our monthly mass.
Being a teacher has been a dream of mine since I was ten years old. In 1987, I graduated from Salem State University and started my career. I have had the privilege of teaching at St. Pius V school since 2004. Preparing successful learners in a kind and caring environment has always been a goal of mine. I especially love to find creative ways for the students to share their knowledge.