Mrs. Piekarczyk – 5th Grade

Office Hours: Gr. 4 & 5 Social Studies/ELA – Tuesday 7:45am – 8:10am 

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February Update

It is hard to believe that it is already February and our winter vacation is approaching.  Catholic Schools Week will start the month and everyone is looking forward to this week.

In fifth grade Social Studies we are learning about the American Revolution.  We will be studying the many battles and comparing the Continental Army and the British Army.   Somehow, the small underequipped army led by George Washington was victorious over the much larger British Army.  It will be interesting to see how this happened and who was a leader or a traitor!  We will also be learning about Washington’s spy network. 

Fifth grade reading is preparing to start a unit on reflection.  We will look at how the experiences of others reflect our own.  This is an interesting unit featuring realistic fiction.

In sixth grade Social Studies we are   continuing our study of ancient Egypt.  One activity that we completed was planning a sarcophagus.  Students had to determine how they were going to represent the people and things that are important in their lives.  Everyone did a great job!  Our focus now shifts to the pharaohs.  We will study Hatshepsut, one of the few women to rule as pharaoh, Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhetaton and changed Egypt’s religion to follow one god, and finally Tutankhamen, the boy king. 

Fourth grade Social Studies is currently learning about the Southeast.  After reading about the geography of the region, we will look at the early history and Native Americans of the region.  Finally, we will finish this unit with a study of what it is like today. 

Students should be reviewing their notes every night, even when there is no written homework.  This practice will help them to retain the material we cover in class. 

Mrs. Piekarczyk