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 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!