Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade

Jacqueline Armstrong | Fifth Grade

Week of March 19

Today is the feast of Saint Joseph, our Patron Saint. Everyday we end our morning prayer with “Saint Joseph, pray for us. Keep us safe from harm and in good health.” Today is a great day to say that prayer, reflect on the life of that great man, foster father of Jesus, devoted husband of Mary.


5A bring in Rosary Bead set all week.

Monday : IXL K-8

Tuesday: IXL K-10

Wednesday: IXL K-11

Thursday: enjoy your 3 day weekend.


Very important form to be filled out by Monday!

animal formPlease print this form and return signed by Monday. It was in my box and I did not get it until dismissal. I will send the form home on Monday for anyone who is unable to print it. It says it must be returned by Monday but I will try to get it extended to Tuesday for a few! Pleas download and print if possible! Sorry!

week of 2/26

Monday IXL; L3

Tuesday:  5A IXL  K-4 equivalent fractions, 15 mins or master.

5E Reteach lesson 8-4 add and subtract fractions

with unlike denominator.


Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week; 2/26-3/2

Monday: Crazy hat day

Tuesday:Crazy socks day

Wednesday: Crazy Hair day**NO COLOR

Thursday: $1.00 dress down day** wear RED or WHITE to support Dr. Seuss!

Friday: regular uniform

Week of February 20, 2018

Tests and quizzes:

Wednesday: Math quiz on identify fractions and reduce to SIMPLEST form.

Thursday: Religion Ch 11.

Friday: Math packets are due for 5A.

5E packets due next week Wednesday the 28th



Tuesday: IXL k-5 reducing tractions.

Wednesday: Study Religion


Thursday 2/15 homework is IXL K1 fractions

Parents we have begun fractions. You can help your child at home with fractions. If you have an analog clock, help them identify time at quarter after an hour, for example: instead of 8:15 have them say quarter after, or quart of, and why.  In the kitchen, show them the measuring cups and how they are divided, as well as teaspoons etc…..

Week of February 5

Wednesday is a Social Studies two-part test; part of it is information to study. They were given a handout last night with definitions to fill in and questions to answer as a study guide. The remaining part of the test, which was very long, involves all of the European explorers and the discovery of the new world (America.) Due to the fact it is such a long chapter with so many important explorers and discoveries, I have that part designated as open book.

There will be a Math unit 4 test on Friday: multiplication and division of decimal numbers.

No religion test this week.

Valentines Day

Next week, Valentines Day is on ASH Wednesday, therefore there will be no celebration that day. Candy grams will be given out on Tuesday as well. I do allow, and recommend (as it is probably the last year for it) the kids to bring in Valentines for the class.  Please check the approved foods list and check boxes to make sure the item was not processed in a nut, egg facility.


Catholic Schools Week 2018 Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Monday: PTA sponsored Chad Juros Magic Show for 3-4-5 in the gym at 1:15.

Tuesday: Open House from 6-8pm. Any school basketball players that are available, dress in uniform and report to the gym for informal, all team, practice and drills. Represent our athletic program with your amazing God given athleticism!

***the Book Fair is open to all parents and students during the open house.

***** Any 5th grader interested in trying some of the Math Olympics style problems are welcome to join me in the 5A homeroom anytime between the hours of 6-8pm. We will have problems that have been used in past contests available to challenge you!

Wednesday: open house from 9-10:30

5a will browse the book fair at 10am and will make a wish list of books. They will go back to the fair on Friday at 8:15 to purchase items from their wish list.

Thursday: Buddies and Brownies Bingo from 3:15 to 4:15.

Book fair open to all from 3:30-5:00

Friday:  1:15 upper unit (6-8) talent show. All grades will be there to watch.

Week of January 8, 2018

Well that certainly was a cold 4 day weekend! I hope you enjoyed and rested and more importantly, stayed safe!

This week Friday is a 1:00 dismissal with staff faculty meeting and a $1.00 dress down day. I do not have information yet as to whether the mass from this past Friday is rescheduled yet.

The math quiz originally scheduled for last Thursday will be tomorrow. I normally do not give quizzes or tests on a Monday but it is just another quiz on the multiplication and division we have been working on in preparation for the Unit 3 test. The Unit 3 test will be given over two days; begin on Wednesday and finish on Thursday. Unit 3 was long and we have had several quizzes. It encompassed; multiplication by 1 and 2 digit multipliers  and division by 1 and 2 digit divisors, as well as estimation. Also the rules of divisibility and properties of multiplication.

There will be a Religion, Chapter 9 test on Wednesday. We will review the pages we have covered so far tomorrow and I will start the chapter test review with them.

Thank you very much for the wonderful Christmas gifts!

I wanted to say thank you very much for the very generous 5A Christmas gift. The gift card was very much appreciated. Thank you for all of the wonderful cards, delicious treats and unique gifts as well. I enjoyed my Christmas very much and I hope you all did as well!

Week of December 4

Wednesday: Religion test, chapter 8 for 5A

Thursday: SS quiz on ch2 lessons 1-4 (open book) and math quiz division, rules of divisibility and factor trees.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, attend mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

JV girls basketball

We told the girls we would post the list, but have decided to send letters home tomorrow. Making cuts is difficult, and we discussed different ways to keep everyone.  The girls were told tonight that there would be a “practice squad.” It is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to come to all of the practices, learn new skills, improve on other skills, gain experience in the sport, and have a good time with their friends.

A letter will go home in a sealed envelope at the end of the day for the girls to read at home with you.


Week of 11/27

This is the first week of December ? WOW time is moving quickly.

The Christmas gifts for the 4th grade St Vincent DePaul Society are due Thursday.  The children who signed up for this received their gift information last week. If you did not see it; check their home folder!

This coming Friday the children will help Mrs. McCarthy switch out the mass missiles. This is an excellent opportunity for them to understand the Liturgical Year. We just finished discussing the Liturgical year and Ordinary time. The changing of the books is a hands on way to make a connection with what they learned and how it applies!


Monday- rules of divisibility worksheet.

Tuesday- factor trees worksheet.

Wednesday-  prepare for math quiz on divisibility rules and factor trees.

Thursday: Study for SS quiz: lesson 2, 3 and 4 in Chapter 2. Use workbook pages to study.



Week of November 6

Monday: math practice sheets multiplication (mental math using multiples of 10 and 3 digit multipliers.)

Tuesday: Veterans Day research paper. Each student received a Veteran of the US Armed Forces along with a format to follow for the research. Pictures should be presented along with the information. They can present the information in any format: power points can be made, poster presentations, or standard paper format. Due Friday 11/10.

There is a school liturgy on Tuesday at 10am.

Wednesday and Thursday: work on Veterans Day assignment.

Friday is a 1:00 dismissal and Veteran reports are due.


WEEK of 10/24

THURSDAY is a $1 dress down day to support cancer research. October is cancer awareness month.


Tests and quizzes:

Thursday is SS and Math unit 2 (estimate and find sums and differences of decimal numbers, decimals on number line and word problems.)

Friday is 5A Religion ch 4.


Tuesday: IXL H8 (15-20 mins or master.)

Wednesday: Study SS, practice math

Thursday: Study Religion for 5A


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