Laura Petriello

Laura Petriello

Welcome Fifth Graders and Families! Email:

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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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NJSLA Science Test
Thursday + Friday May 16 + 17

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Week of May 13-17 Social Studies Chapter 12 Test: Wednesday 3 Spelling Choices: Due Friday Spelling Test: Friday Current Events DOGO News Due: June 10

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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 in Reader's Workshop, we will begin our next novel called "Rules" by Cynthia Lord. Students will begin by learning more about the author + background information. 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 In Writer's Workshop this week, students will begin their biography writing.


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This week in Social Studies, students will get 2 study guides to help with their Chapter 12 test on Wednesday.

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In Science, students will practice for the NJSLA Science testing.
6th Grade: This week students will continue their study on the Earth's atmosphere. We will learn about ocean currents + air masses within our atmosphere.