Miss Scarpa's February Update

5th Grade Breaking News

Important Dates and Events

  • February 4th and 5th-No school
  • February 8th- Spelling Bee in gym-2:00 PM (GO Jack Sawyer!)
  • February 10th- Reading Olympics Meeting- 8:00 AM in library & Progress Reports available
  • February 10th- Kutz Assembly Day!
  • February 12th- Student Council Meeting- 8:15 AM (Lauren & Faith) & Dress LIke a Historical Figure Day
  • February 15th- No School (President's Day)
  • February 16th- Bus Driver Appreciation
  • February 19th- Me and My Guy Night/Dance- 6:30 PM (Kutz gym)
  • February 24th- Reading Olympics Meeting- 8:00 AM in library
  • February 29th- Art Goes to School-12:00-12:45 PM (Stephanie Thibodeau volunteers)

Upcoming Curriculum

  • Reading/Writing- Working on analyzing text evidence and comparing two texts (about historical figures) to respond to a prompt (connection to Reading Responses in literature)
  • Math- Unit 8- Help your child by connecting fractions to real-world situations!
  • Science- Learned about the ingredients of weather and starting to learn about wind and air pressure
  • Inquiry Project- 6 day mini research project with presentation on agreed-upon and approved topic
  • Grammar- Comma usage, different kinds of verbs & tenses, pronoun review, fixing run-on sentences review, punctuating dialogue review, preposition introduction, underlining versus quotations for written works
  • New Reading Log- Please have your child continue to read 20 minutes and write down the specific pages read Monday through Thursday

Valentine's Day

In fifth grade, we will still be exchanging Valentine's Day cards/treats, but we will not be having a party. A list of names will be sent home this week. Please remember that students may have allergies and intolerances to certain foods.

My Contact Info & Two truths and a lie

Figure out which fact about me is FALSE!


I have two dogs.

I played the Oboe.

I have been to Greece.

Scholastic Reading Club (book orders), Spelling City, and Ten Marks

I have an account with Scholastic for your child to order books through the online site. Our class code is PR36L. It is also greatly appreciated if you could email me to let me know if/when you place an order so that I can process it and then keep you posted on its delivery. Thanks!


Also- I will be posting our spelling lists on Spellingcity.com. Students can login with your permission and practice the words and play games. We will have a new spelling list next week. There are also grammar review games on the site as well as on www.ixl.com


https://www.spellingcity.com/missscarpa/ My Spelling City Webpage


Last- My math class will be using Ten Marks in school and are encouraged to use it at home. Please look for information to come home for families describing the program. The students will receive their login info this week. http://www.tenmarks.com/