Mrs. Stillman's 5th Grade Blog-April 5, 2019

A great day in Madison!

A great day in Madison!

Order forms for Summer Skills Workbooks went out two weeks ago. All orders are due on April 12. In addition, information was included for picking up the Summer Bridge Activities Workbooks from the Learning Shop.


The Cay: We will complete our novel this week. As a final assessment, students will work on a detailed plot diagram for The Cay. We will begin a Journey’s unit when completed.

I was so proud of the 5th graders’ efforts in typing up their report, using study hall time and time at home, to create such nice posters for their historical fiction newspapers. The presentations were great and everyone was so respectful as they listened to their friends presenting. Good job guys!


Newton has a lot of rules we hope to apply them to understanding and calculating physics in our world.

Social Studies

The plan is to finish up the Age of Exploration this week. We will take Monday to complete our experience of “Living as a Sailor.” Ask your student about their role on the ship. Not everyone can be a captain! Leadership, work, lodgings, food, sickness, punishment, risks and rewards are aspects that we are talking about. Daily Geography will focus New York City, where many landmarks are named after Explorers.


We have moved into Geometry. Last week we classified triangles and calculated their inside angles. We have begun to identify and classify polygons. This week we will review symmetry, Translation, Rotation, and Reflection. We will have a pretest for chapter 13 on Thursday followed by the test on Friday. Next up, we will evaluate Integers.

Language Arts/Writing

Grammar: .No Grammar this week..

Vocabulary/DOL: No Vocabulary this week.

Writing: We continue to work on our Compare and Contrast Essay. We have outlined two ways to approach the paper, and have begun to research our topics. We will have time each day to work on the essay. The rough draft will be due on Wednesday with the final paper due on Friday. If students need more time, they may use the weekend and turn it in on Monday.

Happy Birthday to Emma, William, and Colleen!



Throughout Lent, we will be reciting a decade of the Rosary once a week. This week we will gather in the church with the Intermediate classes at 11:15 on Friday and pray the fifth decade. Please join us if you can.

We continue to reflect on Lent with a class booklet and bible studies.

We will also read about the Gospel in our Venture Magazine: Passion Sunday, We Celebrate Holy Week

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