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Curriculum News

Language Arts: We are currently writing poetry.  We will publish one poem and create a poem book.  Our next writing unit will be Opinion Writing.


Math: We are half way through chapter 6-Adding and Subtracting Fractions.


Science:  We are working on our Science Fair Projects and finishing our Earth Science Unit.  After that we will start the Physical Science Unit.


Social Studies:   We are becoming familiar with the explorers who discovered North America.  We will also discuss the colonization of North America by the Europeans.

Mrs. Sylvia's 5th Grade Class

Welcome to My Class Page

This page will be used in place of a weekly paper newsletter in order to save on paper.  Please check here often for upcoming news, events, and assignments.  If you have questions, call me at 453-6200 or email me at

Accelerated Reader
Read to Succeed

The third and final trimester of the year starts on Monday, February 29.  New goals will be communicated this week.  Students should be reading 20 minutes daily at home and 20 minutes daily at school to make their goals by the end of May.

Spelling Words

Spelling List

-cher and -zure endings spelt -cher, ture, sure



Original List

Challenge List


azure azure
searcher searcher
legislature legislature
pressure pressured
stretcher stretcher
nature stature
moisture moisturize
feature feature
pleasure pleasure
treasure exposure
mixture mixture
gesture gesture
future architecture
pasture pasture
rancher posture
butcher leisurely
lecture lecture
creature enchanter
measure manufacture
Bonus Words: miniature    disclosure Bonus Words:  miniature    disclosure


Current Homework Assignments For: 4/4/16-4/7/16


Day/Date Math Lang. Arts Other  
Monday 4/4 pg R64 & R65 Book Report   Read 20 mins.
Tuesday 4/55 pg Book Report   Read 20 mins
Wednesday 4/6 pg Book Report   Read 20 mins
Thursday 4/7 pg pg   Read 20 mins


School/Classroom News

March is upon us....Spring Break is 2 weeks away....and the annual Alamo Book Fair has started.  We have a busy 3rd trimester with SBAC testing for Language Arts and Math as well as STAR Testing for Science.  We also have a couple of field trips planned so watch out for the permissions slips. 


Two of our major projects for this trimester include a State Report, which is an informative essay, and a Biography Book Report.  This time of year is always fun as we begin to culminate the 5th grade year.  If you have any questions about upcoming events, just check the school loop page for Alamo.



Citizen of the Month

Vinny Fortunato is our fifth Citizen of the Month this school year.  Vinny  was so surprised that he was selected by his classmates for this honor.   I wasn't surprised at all!   Vinny is always ready for learning and tries his best every day. He is also kind and caring to everyone and is always willing to help others.   We are so happy that Vinny is our Citizen of the Month.  Congratulations Vinny!


PeaceBuilder Pledge


 PeaceBuilders’ Pledge

I am a PeaceBuilder.
I pledge to praise people,
To give up put-downs,
To seek wise people,
To notice and speak up about hurts I have caused,
To right wrongs.
I will build peace at home, at school,
And in my community each day.

Murphy Sylvia

Important Dates/Upcoming Events

3/11-3/18   Book Fair in the Alamo Library

3/25-4/1     Spring Break