Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade

Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade


Dr. Fipp announced today that we are having a $1.00 dress down day tomorrow to support our technology fund. We have had many and hope to have many more. Each new smart board comes with an over $5000 price tag. This technology fund works toward that as well as many other technology based costs. I need a new one! Mine is 13 years old, and is hanging in there! Barely!!!  Just want you to know that $1.00 or 4 quarters will eventually go toward something amazing 🙂

Thank you!!!!!

Week of December 3rd

Monday is the Santa Secret sale shop day for 5th grade. Every item is $1. The kids have the opportunity to shop for family members, siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and God-parents, as well as pets and friends!!! It is sooooooo much fun!!!!

Monday HW: math study/practice sheet for Unit 3 test on Wednesday.

Tuesday: IXL got to 4th grade (yes FOURTH GRADE) and do D12 which is using the distributive property for mental math multiplication.

Wednesday:  Finish review sheet for test Thursday.

My apologies for the changes. We have not had access to the copy machine since last week. The nights that handouts were assigned I was not able to get the handout copied. We have been doing the unit 3 reviews in class and will  have the test on Thursday.


Week of November 26

Tuesday: IXL D13. This is 2 digit divisor division. Students are only required to do 20 minutes.

Wednesday: IXL D3

NO homework Thursday, the copy machine not working for the handouts.  Thursday: handout on decimal review.

Week of November 12th…Veterans day

Monday all veterans day reports are due. They will be presented by the students to the class all week.

Monday: no homework, happy Veterans day.

Tuesday IXL C18. This is multiplying by a 3 digit multiplier. They will need paper and pencil to do the calculations, and some patience. My classroom motto is “math does not get harder it just gets longer.” That is 3 digit multiplication!  They do NOT have to master it. 15-20 minutes is perfect.

Wednesday: Practice rules of divisibility and factor trees.

Thursday: Study/practice for rules of divisibility and multiplication quiz on Friday.



Veterans Day assignment

The children were given a Veteran’s Day assignment. They were given a form that is very simple: Name, branch of service, and a paragraph that says why they are a special veteran. At the bottom I left room for a small picture or pictures of their veteran. That is all they are required to do. If they want to make a poster or other presentation to accompany the report, they are more than welcome to.  I provided a list of present day veterans, but they are welcome to do any veteran they would like.

Week of November 5


The November outreach is food for the needy during the holiday season. This is the food drive that Sister Judy has been doing for many years. The 5th grade food item is pasta/sauce. It can be any type of pasta, and any type of sauce.  All items are being delivered next week Tuesday, the 13th, so please send in items by then. Thank you and God bless you for sharing with those less fortunate than us.




Monday: hand out on multiplication/division fact families.

Wednesday: Handout on multiplication of numbers by powers of 10.

Thursday: IXL  C14



Scholastic magazine access

It appears that some are able to copy and paste the link I provided earlier, some are not. I can on my PC but not my MaC? So the easiest way to access it is got to :   https://sn56.scholastic.com

click on “I am a student” then enter password bellcat7803

let me know if that helps or not!

Week of October 29

Quizzes and tests.

Wednesday: Math quiz; multiply whole numbers by 1  and 2 digit multipliers, show multiplication properties (distributive, associative, commutative, identity and zero.)

Thursday: The Scholastic magazines are issues we read together in class, then take the comprehension quiz in groups.  It is not something they study for. It is cooperative group learning.

Social Studies quiz on Scholastic magazine reader October issues.


Friday: Religion test, chapter 3 for 5A.



Monday: distributive property worksheet.

Tuesday: all properties worksheet and practice multiplying.

Wednesday: Have fun, be safe, don’t eat all your candy.

Thursday: 5A study for Religion test.

Scholastic news


Below is the link to the Scholastic news magazine we have subscribed to in order to supplement the Social Studies curriculum with current events.  The website is



From there type in the classroom password


which will give you access to the magazine and other resources such as videos and games!


Week of 10/15

Tuesday: IXL G8 decimals on the number line.

Wednesday: decimals on number line handout.

Thursday: review latitude and longitude for Test Friday.

“SOCKTOBER” The Corporals Work of Mercy are acts of kindness that lead us all closer to eternal life in heaven with Jesus. By “doing unto others” as we would for Jesus we ARE ACTUALLY doing for Him! For the month of October we are asking each homeroom to collect SOCKS 🙂 Everyone loves a new pair of socks. Any needy  person, young or old, big or small, would love to have a new pair! If you have the means of sending in a pair of socks to our homeroom, we would appreciate it! Thank you to Victoria Toner for kicking it off in 5A with a 6pack of kids socks 🙂

Week of 10/8

Wednesday: IXL  H3

Thursday: Math quiz Friday on add and subtract decimals 5A and 5E.     Religion test, chapter 2 5A.

Week of 10/1

October already??????? WOW, they say time flies when you’re having fun 🙂

Monday : IXL E1 and E2, 15-20 minutes or master skill (total), whichever comes first.



Thursday: Practice for unit 1 math test Friday. Review sheet will be sent home.

Week of 9/26

Monday:  IXL  A6 and G7…for a total of 20 minutes or mastered. example might be; 10 minutes on A6 and 10 on G7.  Study social studies definitions.
Tuesday: Study for Religion test Chapter 2 (5A.)  Math handout on exponents.
Wednesday:  Complete study guide and study for Math Unit 1 test Thursday.  Also study social studies landforms and bodies of water definitions for quiz.

Specials schedule

Monday: Spanish
Tuesday: Gym
Wednesday: Art
Thursday: Music
Friday: Media
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