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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November 14: Social Studies Quiz on Southwest Region November 14 + 15: Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00pm Dismissal for students November 16: 1:00pm Dismissal for students + teachers

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Spelling

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 conclude our novel study on "The One and Only Ivan". This has been a fantastic book to start the year with + we all can't wait to read the ending. Students will learn about theme + decide what the theme of this story is. 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 our Personal Narrative Unit. We will start out brainstorming + picking a small moment to expand our narrative on.

 

 

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This week we will have a quiz on the Southwest Region + begin our last region of the West. Students have learned several characteristics about the region + we will finish with learning the capitals of each state.

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In Science, students will present their Animal Kingdom Projects. Later in the week, we will begin our next unit in science about the water cycle.

6th Grade: This week we will begin our next unit in the Solar System. Students will start with the day + night cycle, then move to the phases of the moon.