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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October 16: PTO Theater Club Begins October 18: Southeast Region Quiz October 26: Trunk or Treat October 29: PTO Pumpkin Patch October 31: DOGO News Assignment DUE

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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 our reading of "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate. Students will continue to annotate while reading + students will state their opinions about living in captivity or living in the wild. *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 we will continue with our Narrative Writing. Students will continue writing their rough drafts + we will learn about the importance of adding detail to our narratives. By the end of the week, we will begin revising + proofreading.


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This week we will continue our study of the Southeast Region. Students will learn about the history, economy, climate + many other characteristics about this region. Students will also practice memorizing the 12 states + capitals of the Southeast Region. *Assessment of Southeast Region will be Thursday Oct. 18

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In Science, we will continue to learn about invertebrates + vertebrates. We have some fun activities planned to show the difference of the two + a fun activity to end the week by creating an imaginary vertebrate.

6th Grade: This week we will continue our focus on the unit of Matter. Students will gain a better understanding between physical + chemical changes. We will end the week learning about the Water Cycle.