Mrs. Stillman's 5th Grade Blog-September 27, 2019


Spirit wear is Friday October 4.

Please mark your calendars for the following field trips:

November 5, 2019 Holy Hill 9:15-1:30

November 19, 2019 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-American Reflections 11:15-1:30

We will need to pack a bag lunch for these two days. Please do not order hot lunch.


We will complete reading Matilda this week and watch the movie. Kids will compare and contrast the two and we will discuss why they are different. They will also have a summarizing assessment.

Reminder: Students will be writing about the book they are reading independently at home this week.

Social Studies

We will continue to talk about the Five Themes of Geography this week. Students will be given several different situation cards with real world examples of those five themes. They will then be sorting those cards into the correct theme. My hope is that this also sparks some good conversations, as many of the examples can fall under more than one theme. Landforms are coming up next! Map Grids will be the focus of Daily Geography this week.. Ask your child if they know which state has more cows than people!


This week the class was very interested in a disease and what and how the cells are affected by the disease.


This week we learned the definitions for the parts of the circle. In addition, we practiced drawing circles with a compass. Next week, we will apply the formula for Circumference. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to measure and calculate Pi. Next up we will explore and calculate the Area of a Circle.

Language Arts/Writing

In vocabulary, we will work in unit 3. The pages in the workbook are due on Thursday and the test will be on Friday.

In Grammar, we continue to review subjects. This week we will take a look at the subject in Imperative sentences. Next up will be Prepositions.

This week in writing, we will finish the exploring the seven different types of topic sentences. We will then move into some creative writing: A Spooktacular Story!


We will finish up session 2: God Saves Us. We will meet up with our Buddies on Tuesday and read about the exciting world of bats!. Lastly, we will take a look at the Gospel in our Venture magazine: Jesus Calls Us to Act and Believe. Next up, we will start the unit on the 10 commandments.

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