Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade

Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade

Week of October 16

Monday: do problems in practice book on the reteach pages for lessons 1-12 and 1-13 to review for math quiz Tuesday on adding and subtracting decimals.

Tuesday: No homework 🙂

Wednesday: Latitude and longitude worksheet

Thursday: 5A study for religion test Chapter 4 and 5A and 5E IXL:  G3 (15 minutes or master, whichever comes first.)

Friday afternoon we will have the October birthdays 🎉 🎉🎈 celebration. No weekend HW:)



Week of October 10

Tuesday: IXL 5th grade G9 decimals on the number line.

** remember for IXL it should be 20 minutes or master the skill, whichever comes first. No student is expected to spend more than 20 minutes and become frustrated .

Wednesday: IXL 5th grade  H1 and for 5E the Christopher Columbus handout.

Thursday: Ixl H2 and 5a study for Religion ch 3 test.

*** Friday is a $1 dress down day (benefits Puerto Rico disaster relief) and 1:00 dismissal.

NEXT WEEK STARTS WINTER UNIFORM.  Please refer to handbook if you have questions, or the Flynn and Ohara website.


Luckily there were no September birthdays!

When it is your child’s birthday, you may send in an approved birthday list item. Check the approved list or email me or Mrs. Polistina with any questions. In addition to that we will have a birthday celebration each month. Usually at the end of the month. When there are multiple bdays in a month, Mrs. Berk, our awesome room mom will coordinate a nice combo….

Unit 1 math test Friday

the unit 1 test will include all what they have been quizzed on and what they practiced this week : place value of whole and decimal numbers… rounding, compare and order, and exponents.



Quizzes and tests this week.

wednesday : social studies quiz on landforms and bodies of water from packet (not the book.)


thursday : 5A religion test chapter 2

friday math test Unit 1


Many of you have asked why you do not receive updates via email for the website. I cannot answer that 🙁 I can only suggest that you check the website occasionally for any updates I make.


Also the nurse informed me many of you, including myself, have asked where to get the medical forms. If you go to the tab at the top that says “quick links” click it, then click on “back to school guide” you will find the forms needed for the nurse.

Week of September 25

Thank you for your patience as we started the new school year with our wonderful substitute Mrs. Nunan.

I was anxious to get back! We are in full swing now, and quizzes and tests and packets (test grades) will be regular.

Monday and Tuesday nights were decimal handouts for HW.

Wednesday was the Practice book p 1-8. All week we have been reviewing the lessons covered; 1-1 through 1-4 and 1-8. Tomorrow, Friday is a quiz on all 5 sections. A review/prep handout was sent home as tonight’s HW to prepare for tomorrow. We will go over it and discuss and problems before we begin the quiz.


  • heads up for next week: there will be a quiz on SS definitions, another math quiz on lessons 1-5 and 3-11, followed by a test on all of Unit 1, and a Religion test on Chapter 2.

HW Monday 9/11

IXL: pick any 5th grade skill. If you pick an easy one and finish with a 100% quickly, do another! If you pick a tough one, work for a maximum of 20 minutes. The goal is to practice math skills for about 20 minutes.

Late welcome back to new exciting year!

Welcome to 5th grace! I am so incredibly sorry and sad that I missed the first exciting week, and will this week also 😔. The kids are in the wonderfully capable hands of Mrs. Nunan 😊

I had a sinus procedure done in August, and unfortunately had a complication occur a week later. Took a while to get it figured out, and culminated the week of “back-to-school.” Murphy’s law!

I have been in constant contact with Mrs. Nunan and this week will be productive and fun! I will be in briefly tomorrow to see again, and meet some, of my kids and am very excited about that! Can’t stay long, there tends to be germs in schools!

The kids should be settling in… getting supplies, book sox, etc…. nothing has a time limit, all things  will get accomplished eventually! Mrs. Nunan will speak to them about snacks. We do have pretzels tues-thurs but also allow snacks m-w-f. They have to be in accordance with allergy guidelines. Once we get that straight, they can start bringing snacks.

Specials are as follows:

Monday 8:15 Spanish

Tuesday 8:15 GYM (yayyyaayyaa)

Wednesday 8:15 Art

Thursday 1:00 pm Music

Friday 8;15 Media

There is a back to school mass this Friday, the 15th at 10am. As always ALL are welcome!

Please please email me with any questions you might have :   Jarmstrong@sjrs.org

or click the contact link.

More to follow soon😊

Many wishes for a blessed, exciting, inspirational and special 5th grade year!

Week of May 8th

Big week! Summer uniform starts today!  Mr. Pugliese will be giving an update on the uniform on the morning announcements. The girls apparently can wear the navy blue socks 🙂


The 5th grade field trip is Wednesday to the Wetlands Institute. Temperature is supposed to be a high of 65, hoping it creeps up a little! The kids can wear shorts, capris or pants that roll up. They will go into the beach water about calf deep to grab water samples. Please apply sunblock before they leave the house and send some to reapply later in their bag. They should bring a bagged lunch, if possible, include an ice pack to keep cold stuff cold, and drinks and snacks. There are no vending machines there. There is a gift shop there, and all proceeds go directly back into the Institute for their research and funding. Phones are permitted for pictures etc…but they are your child’s responsibility!

This Friday the 12th is 1:00 dismissal with a faculty meeting for staff.

Week of May 8th

Congratulations to our 2017 Math Olympics teams in 4th, 5th and 6th grades! The competition was stacked this year! Shannon Keane and Thomas Tran both placed in the individual competition for 5th grade. Vincent Polistina was the first mathlete to answer ALL 10 individual even questions correctly. Finally, 6th grade took 3rd place in the team event. It was a long 6 hours of math on Saturday and we are proud of ALL our students for their dedication to excellence!

Dress down/up days

Thursday has been declared a “superhero/comic book” dress DOWN day. If your child has any of the above, they can wear it, if not, just dress down! It is a free day.

Friday is a school mass and the May Crowning of the Blessed Mother. The 8th graders are dressing up, the rest of the school is wearing uniforms.

Week of April 24


Math quiz Wednesday, graphing and SS test Friday ch 6.

Mon: Coordinate graphing worksheet (all positive.)

Tues: finish workbook pages for 3-14 and 12-9 positive and negative pairs.

Quiz on graphing Wednesday.


Wednesday: Take SS chapter 6 study guide to take notes on.

Thursday: finish taking notes to add to study guide. This is MANDATORY. Points will be deducted from the test on Friday of there are no additional notes added to the study guide! notes can be added to the actual paper or put in SS notebooks.

Holy Week 2017

Hope everyone enjoyed a nice (long) mass today and that the kids were able to connect a lot of their Bible packets they have been working on with most of the Gospel!

Wednesday morning, at 9am and 10am 4th and 5th grades will be presenting a live version of the Last Supper and Stations of the Cross. Parents and family are invited to attend either, or both shows.

Wednesday is also a $1 dress down day and 1:00 dismissal with no after care.

Week of February 28-March 3


Monday: RED dress down day for $1

Tuesday: CRAZY sock day with uniform

Ash Wednesday Mass at 10am

Thursday: CRAZY hat day with uniform

Friday: GREEN dress down day for $1

Tuesday 5A has Ch 11 Religion test

Wednesday Unit 5 math test; fractions reduce, equivalent, compare and order, convert to decimals,  add and subtract with mixed numbers.


****FRIDAY Social Studies quiz on ch 4 lessons 1 and 2; New Spain and New France. study guide went home.

Week of February 21

Tuesday: math practice and rt pages 8-7 adding mixed numbers. Start to study for Social Studies Ch 3 test (study guide) which is on Thursday.

Wednesday: Math practice and rt 8-8 subtracting mixed numbers with and without regrouping. Study for SS test on Thursday.

Thursday: math handout on adding and subtracting mixed numbers. Study for Religion test Ch. 11 (Friday)


Week of February 13

Monday: practice and reteach 8-1 adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators, with reducing.

Tuesday: p and rt 8-2 with unlike denominators (make equivalent fractions to get common denom) and reducing.

Wednesday: free night.



State tri-fold brochure due Wednesday March 1st

There is not a mandatory template that has to be used. Microsoft Power Point has a trifold brochure available, so do many online sites. Your student can use any template or none at all.  The entire project can be handwritten and illustrated, pictures can be copied and pasted on, or it can be typed. Whatever works best for your student.  Parent participation not required 🙂

The cover should have the name of the state and at least one picture that represents the state, as well as the students name.

Inside 3 flaps should  include: the abbreviation and the state capital. Please include any important people or buildings, memorials etc…as well as attractions, and/or sports teams significant to that state.  Please also include the date the state entered the union (became a state) and its rank, and most recent population number.

On the back please write if you would like to visit this state after having discovered the information about it, and why or why not.  Please tell a little about yourself as well: where are you from? what are your interests? favorite sports teams? a state you visited and loved or hope to visit someday?

Any blank places can be filled in with more pictures or left blank.  The goal is to have fun and learn a little about a state. Creativity is not graded or judged; everyone has their own creativity, so the project is free to be what you want it to be!

We will be hanging the brochures in accordance with their geographical location on the map.

Good luck, and have fun:)

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