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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Friday March 22: No School; PD Day for Teachers

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Week of March 18-21 6th Grade Health Test: Wednesday Percy Jackson Novel Test: Thursday Social Studies Chapter Test: Thursday 3 Spelling Activities Due Thursday Spelling Test: Thursday Current Events DOGO News Due: NOT for March

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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 we will conclude our novel study on "Percy Jackson; The Lightning Thief". Students will have a novel test on Thursday. 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 continue their persuasive essays. Students will finish their final drafts + move on to their Google Slides presentation of their essay.


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Students will conclude our chapter on how America changed following the American Revolution. Students will have a chapter test Thursday. Study guides will be handed out on Monday to help study for the test.

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In Science, we will continue learning about Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems. This week students will learn about photosynthesis + conduct an experiment with plants.
6th Grade: This week students will begin our next unit of study which is Weather and Climate. We touched upon this unit in the beginning of the year, but really want to dive into the topic now. Students will learn the difference between weather and climate.