Mrs. Danielle Frady's

Fifth Grade Class


Please be advised that Field Day will be on Monday. Please come dressed down, in sneakers, and come with a water bottle and a towel. Lunch will be served at the school. Thank you!

Please consider volunteering for our Field Day on June 11. More volunteers are needed to run the activities. Thank you!

Missing Work Slips have been distributed. Please get in missing work in ASAP.

Please have your child start looking for a fiction novel that will be used for a project in June. (Lunch Table Discussions)


Please save your paper towel rolls and send them in for an exciting end of the year project! :)

Newspaper Club will be every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 :)

Please see Communication Envelope for additional information.

Thank to you ALL of my students in 5-1 and 5-2 for your hard work this year! Hard work is paying off! :)

For Science:

  • Our textbook's skills materials can be found under "Links" (click More and the down arrow)
  • Our current textbook chapters can now be found in Google Classroom. Be sure to log on!

Grade Scale (Mrs. Frady and Mrs. DePalma):

Classwork: 20%

Project: 20%

Quizzes: 25%

Tests: 35%

Each of the four categories makes up your final grade. Average the grades for a category and multiply that average by the percentage. This gives the contribution of that category to your final grade. Repeat this for each of the categories. Add the contribution of each category and the result is your final grade.

Test Folder Schedule:

Test Folders have been sent out on the following days:

-Friday 9/29

-Friday 10/13

-Tuesday 10/31

-Friday 11/10

-Thursday 12/7

-Thursday 12/21

-Tuesday 1/16

-Thursday 2/2

-Friday 2/16


-Monday 3/5

-Friday 3/16

-Tuesday 4/17

-Friday 5/4

-Friday 5/11

-Tuesday 5/29

Upcoming TESTS: (test dates are TENTATIVE pending on how far we get in class. Always be studying notes!)





Social Studies:

Big Assignments:

Literacy Fair:

  • **Due Date: January 31**
  • Students will choose from either of the two lists given or research their own person in history to represent
  • Students will be given all necessary handouts to be kept safely in their ELA FOLDERS
  • this project will be completed independently (not in groups) and at home
  • will consist of a tri-board, costume, props, and a memorized oral presentation that is at least 60 seconds (5 minutes total with presentation) long

Science Fair:

  • **Due date: Wednesday March 7** (Science Fair Day)
  • Due date for the foldable (this is a rough draft of the poster...poster in mini form): Wednesday 2/14
  • Due date for the Tri-fold poster in the classroom: Tuesday 3/6

  • components done in Google Classroom, except for the foldable and the poster
  • must have:
    • hypothesis-begins with "Do" or "Does" (Ex. Does a flower grow taller when it is watered daily?)
    • constant-the part of the project that stays the same (two of the same flowers, same environment, same amount of something, etc)
    • independent variable-what part changes (amount of water used)
    • dependent variable-depends on the independent variable (how tall the flower grew, because of the water amount you used)
    • data table or chart
    • pictures if your project is a one-time-only (something gets crushed or melts)
    • FUN!!!

Other Science Fair info: students will choose whether they work alone or with partners. The catch is that once your partner is submitted, you may NOT change your mind. Also, projects are to be DONE AT HOME. I am more than happy to answer questions about your topic or hypothesis. This project will be due in parts or increments (your hypothesis, then the rough draft, then the final posterboard). There is no research paper component for this 5th grade project.


Remember to utilize the IXL program outside of school. Engaging in it feels like a game and allows us to practice skills, use as benchmarks, receive possible classwork grades, and to monitor progress. The sign-in link is: Students may log into the program using Google Classroom or via the username and password provided them in class (check your planners).

Remember to SIGN IN before use and HAVE FUN!

Writing Response Goals & Reading Comprehension Skills

Please refer to my two tabs, "Writing Response Goals," that will allow our students to become stronger writers this semester, and "Comprehension Skills," which will provide our students with the effective strategies that will allow them to make stronger connections to the text.

Practicing Math Skills

This semester, we will be having regular multiplication and division quizzes in math. Students should practice multiplication tables often, in preparation for these quizzes and as a way to prevent mistakes in work. Math is a subject that strongly builds upon prior knowledge. For this reason, mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is imperative.

Additional Announcements

Notebook checks in all subjects can take place at any time. Remember to take useful notes in all subjects!

Please continue to bring in Book Sox to keep our books feeling safe! There are still many uncovered that we keep in the classroom bookshelves. Thank you!

Also, the only time sneakers can be worn is on a gym day. Students must wear socks on all days. Please consult the handbook for any questions about the school uniform. Thank you!

The mission of Saint Bartholomew School is to love, educate, and inspire our children to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.