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Fifth: Anne Marie Duffy

Welcome to Mrs. Duffy’s 5th grade! 

Parents, please note I update my page each week with what is going on in each class as well as upcoming tests, quizzes and events!

Week of September 16th, 2019

* Scholastic Book Orders due this Tuesday, 9/17. Order form sent home with an online code or you can send in checks made payable to Scholastic. .

* Open House, Thursday, September 19th at 6pm. Please join us if you can!

Religion: We will begin Chapter 2: Jesus Calls us to Worship, looking at how we receive God’s grace and love in the Sacraments and how we see Jesus celebrate the Sacraments in the Gospel. A Chapter 2 Quiz will be Friday, 9/20.

ELA: We are continuing Unit 1, week 4 in our textbook and the theme is “How does technology lead to creative ideas?” Our main story we started last Friday was The Boy Who Invented TV, a biography about Philo Farnsworth who invented the television. We continue to work on the skills of sequencing and comprehension strategies. There will be a story/vocab quiz this Friday, 9/18. A vocab worksheet was sent home so students can practice words each night.

Social Studies: We are moving along quickly and discussing bodies of water. We will work on natural resources this week and there will be a quiz on Lessons 1-3 next Tuesday, 9/24.

Math: We will be finishing Chapter 1: Place Value, with ordering decimals and whole numbers and some problem solving. There will be a Chapter 1: Place Value Test on Thursday, 9/19. Please review with your child and have them practice IXL for about 15 minutes a night to reinforce the skills we are learning in class.

Science 5: We are continuing Chapter 1: Cells, learning about animal classification.

Science 4: We are continuing Chapter 1, beginning Lesson 3: The Plant Kingdom. This week we will be learning about how we classify plants, parts of a plant and the process of photosynthesis.

Mrs. Duffy’s 5th Grade School Supply List


(4) 1 subject spiral notebooks in different colored covers:

1 each for ELA (blue), Science (green), Religion (purple), Social Studies (red)

1 marbled composition notebook (ELA Journal)

2 folders (1 labeled take home, the other labeled work in progress)

1-2 highlighters (any colors)

1 crayon box (nothing too large as it won’t fit in lockers or desks)

1 box of crayons

1 pkg of colored pencils

1 pencil sharpener (for colored pencils)


many #2 pencils

                                                                                                           1 package of blue or black erasable pens

1 eraser

Looseleaf paper

1 paperback English dictionary (preferably Webster’s and make sure the print size is readable)

ruler (must have both inches and centimeters)

2-3 glue sticks

3 boxes of Kleenex

1 package of baby wipes

3 extra large book covers (ELA, Social Studies, Science)

1 pair of headphones (used for I-ready assessments)


** Because students use small lockers, no rolling backpacks or large  

     trapper keepers/binders please!

** Be sure students have sneakers for gym days! 


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