Mrs. Piekarczyk – 5th Grade

Social Studies Office Hours: Tuesday 7:45-8:10am

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August/September 2022

Welcome back!  I hope everyone enjoyed the long summer vacation and is well rested and ready to start fifth grade!  I am looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting new students.

Our first month of school will include reviewing skills, routines, and procedures.  We will focus on:

Religion- We have a new book this year.  We begin lessons 1 and 2 focusing on How do we know God? and Who is God?

Reading- The first unit focuses on journeys and how they change us.  We will read a variety of texts.

Spelling and Vocabulary- We continue with the Vocabulary Workshop textbook and the focus on spelling and the meaning of words.  We will also study synonyms and antonyms.

Social Studies- The focus this year is on United States history.  We begin with the Native Peoples and then the early explorers.  We will also continue our study of the many different skills needed to study history.

Please remember that all hardcover books are to be covered and soft covered books need to be covered with clear contact paper.

My office hours will be posted shortly.

I am looking forward to seeing you all and having a great year!

Mrs. Piekarczyk

Mrs. Rodrigues – 5th Grade

English Office Hours: Monday 7:45-8:10am


Welcome Back to School

August 2022

After an enjoyable summer vacation, I hope you are all well rested and ready to begin a new school year! The past two years have been a challenge, but I am looking forward to a more normal and more rigorous school year. I have updated my rules and expectations for the school year – each student will bring them home during the first week of classes. Communication is going to be essential so that we can maintain a successful academic year. Please keep an eye out for my office hours which will be announced in the near future. I look forward to working closely with you all and I and very excited to get the year started!

What you can look forward to in the first month of 5th Grade:

Religion: Introduction to the new book. Review routines and expectations for class and Mass (including participation requirements). Focus on Chapters 1 and 2.

Reading: Theme: Journeys – Focus on UNIT THEME by collaborating with others to determine how journeys change us. READING WORKSHOP lessons will help students learn about different types of informational text and understand their structures and features. READING-WRITING WORKSHOPS will help to use language in order to make connections between reading and writing. We will hold WRITING WORKSHOPS that focus on narrative writing as students begin to develop their own personal narratives.

Spelling/Vocabulary: Introduce new Vocabulary Workshop book and discuss routines and procedures. Units 1 and 2 Practice/Study/Test.


ELA: Review of the Parts of Speech. Chapter 1 Nouns. Practice in Workbook. Assessment at the end of the unit.