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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Week of January 14-18 Science Matter WS Due Wednesday 4 Spelling Activities Due Friday Spelling Test: Friday Current Events DOGO News Due: January 31st

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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 begin our next novel called "Number The Stars" by Lois Lowry. We will start with learning background knowledge about The Holocaust and the setting of the story. 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, we will begin our next unit which is short stories and non-fiction. We will read some fun Greek Mythology short stories + discuss the theme of each. Students will be able to write their own myth.



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Students will conclude their study of The Revolutionary War. We will learn about The Treaty of Paris + complete a Revolutionary Scoot Game. Students will receive their study guides this week + have a unit test next week.

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In Science, students will continue our study of Matter. We will learn about the different properties of matter + discuss in detail about each one.

6th Grade: This week students will begin our next unit of study which is Cell Structure and Functions. We will begin with learning about the cell theory + all the parts of a living cell.