Laura Petriello

Laura Petriello

Welcome Fifth Graders and Families!

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My name is Ms. Petriello and I will be your child's fifth grade teacher. I am thrilled to be working with your child this year. Fifth grade will be full of laughter, learning, friendships, challenges, successes and other moments to remember.

Specials Schedule

Monday: Library + Gym

Tuesday: Music + Gym

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Computers

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Thursday Feb. 21: NEHS Induction @ 5:15pm BOE Meeting @ 6:00pm
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Week of February 19-22 6th Grade Health Test: Wednesday Social Studies Test: Thursday 3 Spelling Activities Due Friday Vocabulary Quiz: Friday Spelling Test: Friday Current Events DOGO News Due: February 28

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This year I will be using a program called Words Their Way. This is an amazing program for differentiating at all levels for learning new words. Students will receive new word sorts every Monday + will be tested on Fridays. Throughout the week, students will be completing daily assignments to help with sorting + spelling their words.


Reading Corner.png Reader’s Workshop This week we will continue reading "Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Students will be introduced to new vocabulary + understand what centaurs are. We will continue to see how the story's plot unfold. Image result for book challenge *40 Book Challenge Summary: Once you have completed your book, you will write a brief summary. The summary should include a rating from 1-10 (10 being the best) + tell me why you rated the book the way you did. You may also include some of your favorite parts from the book. Good luck! I'm so excited to see who will complete The 40 Book Challenge!

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Writer’s Workshop This week in Writer's Workshop, students will begin their comparative essays. We've learned about a thesis statement + reasons to support. Students will brainstorm + put together a rough draft on their own comparative essay.


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Students will complete a test on Chapter 10: A Growing Nation.

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In Science, we will begin our next unit on Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems. We will start with understanding food webs.
6th Grade: This week students will learn about how a cell obtains energy + Mitosis.