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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December 3: US States + Capitals Test
December 4: Holiday Shop
December 6: Science Quiz on Water Cycle
December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
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Study for Science Quiz on Water Cycle: Thursday

Spelling Activities Due: Friday

DOGO News Due: Friday December 21

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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 begin our second novel study; Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Students will be learning about Socratic Seminars + how as a class we will be accomplishing them throughout the week. This is an excellent strategy for interactive learning + whole class discussion. 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 continue their brainstorming for their Personal Narratives. Students will begin drafting their event in sequence order. We will focus on who? what? when? where? and how? to make sure all details are included.



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Students will continue their study of The Revolutionary War. We will learn about The Stamp Act this week with a fun activity.

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In Science, students will learn about how clouds form + the different types of clouds in our atmosphere.

6th Grade: This week we will continue their study of the Solar System. Students will complete their projects on a planet + will we present them to the 1st grade class :) Next week, we start learning about the stars in our solar system.