5th Grade

Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Updated: February 15, 2018

In Religion class, we have been discussing spending the 40 days of Lent with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Please encourage your child to share with you what he or she is trying to do during the Lenten season. We are also trying not to focus on the idea of it being a sacrifice, but a way to be closer to Jesus.


School Events:

Monday, February 19, 2018 —————— SCHOOL CLOSED …. President’s Day


Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Tuesday, February, 20, 2018——————- Social Studies, Unit 4, Lessons 4, 5, and 6 TEST

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 ————- Math QUIZ Lessons 1-7

———— Topics for Tropicana Speech Contest are due. Information was given to students last week.

Friday, February 23, 2018 ———————- Reading TEST, “Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Watkins”

———————- Spelling TEST……….. acknowledge, allergic, dodge, excellent, excuse, exclaim, explore, extraordinary, fascinate, gigantic, ginger, Japan, journal, muscle, pledge, prejudice, reminisce, scene, scent, schedule, scheme, scholar, schooner, science, smudge

Monday, February 26, 2018 —————- Colonial Regions Pamphlet & Sales Pitch is due

Friday, March 2, 2018 ———————- Third Quarter AR Book Project due, Book in a Bag


Accelerated Reader

Students will be required to read and take 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book has one) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, each Quarter. Your child’s range is written in the back of his/her Planner. Reading levels will be adjusted throughout the year.  Three AR Tests with a minimum score of 80% are due at the end of each quarter.  Please encourage your child NOT to wait until the last-minute! Be sure to check out `ARBookFind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.


Mathletics is an important addition to your child’s mathematics instruction. It is used to reinforce skills taught in the classroom, while providing individualized remedial instruction for each student.  Students who are moving along at a faster pace than the rest of the class and would benefit from challenging concepts, can receive it with Mathletics.

The class will work on Mathletics each Wednesday during the Math class time and students are required to earn 2500 points each quarter.  Students are also able to log into their account at home. The student’s User Name and Password is taped in the back of the planner. If you haven’t already done so, please download the free Mathletics App on your mobile device. Mathletics can also be accessed using us.mathletics.com/signin.Mathletics is an important

Homework Policy:

— Neatly done and complete.

— If collected, the student’s name must be on the top right corner to receive full credit.

— If there is no name, there is no credit. Students are reminded to write their name before they turn anything in and it is the first direction given for tests.

— All Math homework is to be done in pencil, never in pen.

— A student will complete a Homework Notice for any assignment that receives a zero. This notice explains why the assignment received a zero and must be signed by a parent and returned the next day.  If the assignment is attached with the situation corrected, the student will receive 50% credit on that assignment instead of a zero.

Class Rules:

— Have all needed books, notebooks, spirals, and supplies at your desk for the portion of day because you will not be allowed to return to the cubby to get something.

— Respect all adults, faculty, staff, volunteers, and students. Speak kindly and treat each other as you want to be treated.

— Raise your hand to ask or answer a question.

— Pencils are to be sharpened at the beginning of the day OR during classwork time.

— Transition quietly from one subject to the next.

—- Remain in your sit. If you need to use the bathroom or get up for another reason, raise your hand to ask for permission.

Class Rules Violations: Any student choosing to not follow the above will complete a Behavior Notification Slip informing their parent of conduct for that day. This slip must be signed by a parent and returned the next day. An accumulation of these slips will affect the student’s conduct grade for the quarter.

— Verbal Warning

— Name on Board

— Check Next to Name

— Lose Last 10 Minutes of Recess

Resource Schedule:

Monday————- Art

Tuesday ———— PE……..Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

               ———— Spanish

Wednesday ——–Music

Thursday ———– PE ……….Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

Friday————— Media & Technology …….This is taught as one class period block of time.


The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion:  www.webelieveweb.com

Math: www.sadlier-oxford.com

Social Studies: www.sfsocialstudies.com

Reading: www.sfreading.com

Vocabulary: vocabularyworkshop.com/blue

Everything: www.khanacademy.org