5th Grade

Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017

Information about the items to send in for the annual collection for the Children’s Home Society went home this past week. The collection begins this Monday, November 20, and all items must be turned in to the classroom teachers by Wednesday, December 6th. Students who turn in an item will receive a no uniform day on Thursday, December 7th. Please pay attention to the guidelines in the Parent/Student handbook for No Uniform Dress Days. Also, please be sure the student brings the item into the classroom so I can keep track of who has earned a No uniform day. This also allows the student the opportunity to take the gift themselves to the office and place it under the tree.


School Events:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 —–School wide Thanksgiving Feast. Don’t forget to send in your items.

Wednesday, November 22-Sunday, November 26, 2017 ——- SCHOOL CLOSED……..Thanksgiving Break.


Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Monday, November 20, 2017 ———- Friendly letter due, written in cursive

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 ———- Spelling Bee

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 ———- Vocab Unit 7 TEST

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 ——-Science TEST, Animals…. Groups & Cells

——-Expository passage draft due. Students have been gathering information on their topic for over a month.

Friday, December 1, 2017 ————– Spelling Test, List 8

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