5th Grade Classroom

The mission of St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy is to provide a safe learning environment which fosters academic excellence and spiritual growth in the Catholic Faith; mind, body, and soul.

Tips and resources:

  1. Powerschool provides a quick look at your student’s grades.  It also shows missing assignments.
  2. IXL is available 24 / 7 and is a great way to practice math skills.  Students are rewarded for using this resource.
  3. Day planners are used daily.  Please take the time to check your student’s day planner for homework and completed work.  Don’t forget to sign for each day as students are rewarded for this.
  4. Take the time to look over homework assignments prior to them being turned in.  This will help your student know if they understand the assignment.

Important Dates

2/21 – Social Studies test (Canada)

2/21 – Scholastic book order due (March is Reading Month!)

2/22 – spelling & vocabulary tests

2/22 – Tummonds Town

2/23 – Academic Olympics (in Richmond at St. Austine School)

2/28 – February book report #2 due

3/1 – Science Test (chapter 6 – Earth’s Resources & vocabulary test)

3/1 – Canada Province project due

3/1 – spelling & vocabulary tests

3/5 – Math test (chapter 8 – Fractions Multiplication)

3/6 – Ash Wednesday (5th grade hosts mass)

3/8 – spelling & vocabulary tests

3/28 – Field trip (SC4 Theater Workshop)

5/28 – Field trip (Pine River Nature Center – Stream Study)

Spelling Words (More words with -ed or -ing) – test 2/8

*tiring     * borrowed     * freezing     * delivered     * whispered

*losing     * decided     * amazing     * performing     * resulting

*related     * attending     * damaged     * remarked     * practicing

*supported     * united     * expected     * amusing     * repeated

Challenge Words (extra credit) – test 2/8

*reproach     * rhyme     * lonesome     * bracelet     * scene

Vocabulary Words (LAFFF) – test 2/8

*impressed     * collected     * produced     * destination     * original

*concentrate     * suspense     * admitted     * compliment     * rumor

Vocabulary Words (from blue unit 10) – test 2/8

*abolish     * appeal     * brittle     * condemn     * descend     * dictator

*expand     * famine     * portable     * prey     * thrifty     * visual

Spelling Words (Changing final y to i) – test 2/14

*duties     * earlier     * loveliest     * denied     * ferries

*sunnier     * terrified     * abilities     * dirtier     * scariest

*trophies     * cozier     * enemies     * iciest     * greediest

*drowsier     * victories     * horrified     * memories     * strategies

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*boundary     * thoughtful     * scoundrel     * dawdle     * hoist

Vocabulary Words (The Dog Newspaper) – test 2/14

*career     * publication     * background     * household     * insights

*required     * uneventful     * edition     * formula     * destruction

Spelling Words (Suffixes -ful, -ly, -ness, -ment) – test 2/22

*lately     * settlement     * watchful     * countless     * steadily

*closeness     * calmly     * government     * agreement     * cloudiness

*delightful     * noisily     * tardiness     * forgetful     * forgiveness

*harmless     * enjoyment     * appointment     * effortless     * plentiful

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*rehearse     * fierce     * frontier     * yearn     * earnest

Vocabulary Words (Darnell Rock Reporting) – test 2/22

*urge     * minimum     * effective     * deteriorating     * dependent

*violations     * granted     * issue     * ordinance     * exception

Spelling Words (Words from other languages) – test 3/1

*salsa     * mattress     * tycoon     * burrito     * bandana

*tomato     * poncho     * dungarees     * lasso     * patio

*siesta     * cargo     * vanilla     * tsunami     * iguana

*plaza     * caravan     * hammock     * pajamas     * gallant

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*patients     * stationary     * muscle     * sight     * waste

Vocabulary Words (The Black Stallion) – test 3/1

*piercing     * descended     * savage     * quivered     * delicacy

*fitful     * heave     * diminishing     * rhythmic     * marveling

Vocabulary Words (from blue unit 11) – test 3/1

*absurd     * avalanche     * classify     * ensure     * navigate     * nestle

*plea     * principle     * realistic     * security     * selective     *tart     

Spelling Words (Final /n/ or /en/, /cher/) – test 3/8

*nature     * certain     * future     * villain     * mountain

*mixture     * pleasure     * captain     * departure     * surgeon

*texture     * curtain     * creature     * treasure     * gesture

*fountain     * furniture     * measure     * feature     * adventure

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*foreign     * conceited     * perceive     * receipt     * foreign

Vocabulary Words (Tucket’s Travels) – test 3/8

*pace     * undoubtedly     * seep     * evident     * factor

*vain     * mirages     * shuffled     * salvation     * stunted

Vocabulary Words (from blue unit 12) – test 3/8

*abuse     * appliance     * confirm     * daze     * flimsy     * gauge

*migrant     * neutral     * pitiless     * presentable     * rotate     * shred

 

Specials Schedule:

Monday – Music (12:45 pm – 1:30 pm); Young 5 book buddies (2:45 – 3:05 pm)

Tuesday – Spanish (8:05 am – 8:50 am); Gym (12:45 pm – 1:30 pm)

Wednesday – Art (11:00 am – 11:40 am); Library (2:30 pm – 3:05 pm)

Thursday – Library (11:00 am – 11:40 am); K/1 book buddies (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Friday – Technology (2:15 pm – 3:00 pm)

My email is: jtummonds@stmarymccormick.com

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