SJB Grade 5

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! I am thankful for these amazing children that you send to school each day and that I have the privilege of teaching them.

Thanksgiving is here and we all had a great day with current friends, old friends and new friends!

Halloween is almost here!

Halloween is fast approaching and the Fifth Graders have been getting our room ready ! We also finished up Our Day of the Dead field trip with a lunch provided by the parents of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. There was so much great food! Special thanks goes to -Mrs Rios, Anihi Rios, Mrs. Brophy, Claudia Moreno, and Jennifer Coronal the fifth grade mom's and a sister for helping serve the food and helped with the sugar skulls. Finally, a great big thanks to Third Grade teacher -Ms. Engel for coordinating the whole trip and lunch! Well done Ms. Engel!

Also thanks goes out to Edgar's mom for helping us make the candy corns on a string art for the Halloween Fest and thanks to Edgar for craving the small pumpkin.

Our Trip to the Mexican Museum of Art

The Fifth Grade Class went to the Mexican Museum of Art and saw an art exhibit on the Day of the Dead. It was quite interesting to get to know more about the customs and traditions of the Mexican culture. We look forward to our Day of the Dead activity next week of making sugar skulls followed up with a celebration of some great Mexican food!

Walk to School Day


Wednesday, October 10th was Walk to School Day and the Fifth Grade had a lot of fun getting together in front of the Logan Building for this annual event! We walked, skated, biked, and some even took their scooter to school on this day. Even I took the bus!


Welcome Back to School


It was a great start to the new school year. As you can see the Altgeld Building received new wooden floors this year.

Field day 2018

Our Field trip to Navy Pier!

Even though it was cold and foggy we still managed to have a great time seeing the city from a boat on Lake Michigan. Then Navy Pier was a lot of fun too! Here are a few pictures from our trip!

Around the world night


Grade 5

Happy Easter!

The Week of the Young Child

Making Kindness Stones with our Faith Partners

For the Week of the Young Child the Fifth Graders got together with their Faith Partners and each of them made a kindness stone. The students were allowed to keep their stones. The Fifth Graders wanted to place their kindness stones in the Altgeld Garden by the statue of St. Francis as a reminder to not only be kind at home but to be kind in school as well!

Our field trip to the museum of science and industry

A Busy Week for 5th Grade!

This was a busy week for Fifth Grade! We had Pi Day, our Walk for Peace, and we celebrated St. Patrick's Day!

Pi Day Activity

Measuring the diameter of the circular table and then multiply by Pi to find the circumference.

The Fourth Graders walking with us to church.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

You might be able to tell by the photo but each student is wearing a plaid or green tie or bow tie.

Weather Sketchers

Happy Valentine's Day!


Fifth Grade


Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic School's Week started out great with a Family Mass and open house. Grade 5 got into the spirit of the week by cheering on the students and teachers in Jeopardy. Then working with our Faith Partners on our Blessing Bags. .We also decorated our door with a "Minion " reasons we love 5th grade.We celebrated 100 days of schoolby sharing 100 things and finally cheering the teachers and 8th graders in the h basketball game! Congratulations 8th graders on winning the basketball game! I would like to thank all the parents, students, faculty , and staff who made this another successful Catholic Schools Week!

Ringing in the New Year!

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St. John Berchmans

Fifth Grade

All Are Welcome to the Fifth Grade Blog!

We Are the Church!

International Walk to School Day!

Our Chicago Scrapbook Project

By Grade Five

Last Week in Fifth Grade


Happy Halloween from Grade 5!

We Ran into some old friends and new friends !

The Native American Culture

With the Thanksgiving Holiday upon us, the 5th grade took time to honor our Native American Culture!

Our Totem Pole

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving 2018