Mrs. Piekarczyk – 5th Grade

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

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March 2023 Update

 March came in like a lion this year and hopefully will leave like a lamb.

March is a busy time for us.  Grandparents/VIP Day and the Cultural Fair are on the 21st, grade 5 is planning a Mass on the 22nd and will attend Stations of the Cross.

In Reading, we are reading “Hatchet”.  This is an exciting story about a teenage boy and his survival in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.    Students are also continuing to work on Lexia.

Fifth grade Social Studies is completing their study of the American Revolutionary War.  This is an interesting period in our history as we learn what happened during the revolution.  We learned about many heroes and battles and what countries sent help to the colonies.  We will continue to study what happened after the War and the need for a new plan of government, the Constitution.

Fourth grade is continuing their study of the states and regions of the United States.  We are currently focused on the Southeast region.  We will learn about the Native Americans of the region, the effects of the Revolution and Civil Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and what the region is like today.

Please remember to review notes on a daily basis, this will help for quizzes and tests.

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.