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Voyages in English games

posted by Carol Minarik   [ updated ]

      You can go to this web page and play English games for 5th grade.

September 22, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:17 AM by Carol Minarik

  Welcome to another steamy day of Fall!
     We are in a good routine- children know what is expected of them, and things are going well.
        Religion- 4th grade- we are studying the Ten Commandments.  We will probably have our test next week.  I will let the children know on Monday which day that will be.
        Social Studies- 4th grade-  the children received a small project that will be due on October 1.  They seemed pretty excited about it.  If they need construction paper, I have some that they can use.  They should have a list of 6 different options of projects that they can do. Also, please remind them to keep their Quick Study with them in a folder or somewhere safe.  It has definitions, and a short summary of the Unit that is convered.  I usually let them use it during a test in the beginning of the year to help them with some of the important concepts.
         Religion- 5th grade- we are studying Chapter 2.  We will have a review on Monday, and a test on Tuesday.
          -Social Studies- 5th grade- we are starting Chapter 2 on Native Americans of North America.  We designed pottery, drew some of their cultures, and are learning of the different tribes. Please remind them to keep their Quick Study up to date, and with them.  I let them use them during the test in the beginning of the year, since there are so many concepts that are tested.
           Reading- 5th grade- we are reading a story "Island of the Blue Dolphin".  There are many concepts included in this story.  Hopefully, everyone was able to log into their Pearson Realize account. I gave the students their user name and password.  Everyone's password is reading05.
  This way you can access the book and activities to do with each story.
          English- we are in the middle of chapter 1 on nouns, indirect objects, direct objects, objects of the preposition, nouns in direct address, etc.  We will have a test on the second half of this chapter when we are finished.  I am going very slowly to make sure they have a good understanding of nouns.
         Writing-  I am using the 6 traits of writing with them, along with our English book.  We will be writing personal narratives soon.
       Well, enjoy the day!!

September 8, 2017

posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:22 AM by Carol Minarik

Homecoming Week
      Homecoming week is coming to an end.  We are still very busy, but I am giving the students ample time in class to finish their work.
       Reading=- we are starting our secnd story- Thunder Rose- which is a tall tale.  We will be writing tall tales next week. We usually have a test on their story every 7 days.  Workbook pages that are especially dedicated to the Spelling words will be graded as a spelling grade.
        S. Studies 5th grade- we are starting Unit 1 on Early Civilization.
                          4th grade- we are going to start the Northeast Region of the U.S.
        Religion- 5th grade- we are goin to finish the first chapter and will have a test next week.
                        4th grade- we are starting Chapter 2 on Praise and Thanksgiving.
        English- we just had our first English test on the first 5 lessons on Nouns.  Most of the students did very well.

       Arrow Book Club-  If you want to order Arrow Books, please make the check out to Arrow Book Club.  Thank you

     Book Report- I will be handing out a form for a book report on Monday.  They will be due on October 5.
          Enjoy the Homecoming festivities!

Full Week!!

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:43 AM by Carol Minarik

  September 1 already!  
     I can't believe we finished 2 weeks of school.  We are getting used to a routine of moving to another classroom for 2 subject, which is quite difficult at first. They often come back to get an assignment or book they forgot.  Hopefully by the end of Septmeber, they will be pros at switching!
    Next week, on Tuesday, we will have our first Spelling Test and "Red Kayak" test.  They are allowed to use their books to help them with the writing portion of the test.
    In Social Studies, we are just doing a preview of the book, using map skills, new vocabulary, and places in the world.
     In Religion, we are focusing on using the Bible, and finding passages by themselves.  Each child received a Bible, which they will use until 8th grade at St. Linus.
     English- we are working on the first chapter on Nouns.
     Writing- we will be using the 6 traits of writing skills, and applying it to the writing prompts in our Reading book.

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 23, 2017, 12:09 PM by Carol Minarik

   Welcome back to a new school year!
        I hope you had a wonderful summer.  There are some new and exciting changes this year.  The fourth and fifth graders will be switching classes for Math and Science, taught by Ms. Hurley, and Social Studies and Religion, taught by me.  I will also teach fifth grade Reading, Writing, Spelling and English.  
         The Special Schedule for this year is as follows:
    Monday- Art-12:30-1:10
    Tuesday- Gym- 10:21- 11:01
    Wednesday- Music- 8:52-9:32 and Spanish- 1:12-1:52
    Thursday- Computers- 9:34-10:19 and Gym-1:12-1:52
    Friday- Library- 10:21-11:01
           DARE will be scheduled later as soon as I hear from Officer Cummings.
   If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at

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