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

12/4 – Science test (chapter 5 vocab. & content)

12/6 – Tummonds Town

12/7 – no school (Professional Development)

12/18 – SM/MCA Christmas Program (5:30 pm)

12/20 – Christmas party & movie

12/20 – 1/2 day Christmas break begins (return 1/3)

Spelling Words (final schwa + /r/ sound) – test 11/30

*cellar      * flavor      * cougar      * chapter      * mayor      * anger      * senator      * passenger      * major      * popular

*tractor      * thunder      * pillar      * border      * calendar      * quarter      * lunar      * proper      * elevator      * bitter

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*imitation      * admiration      * confession      * decoration      * tension

Vocabulary Words (Cougars) – test 11/30

*resemble      * detecting      * keen      * vary      * unobserved      * mature      * particular      * available     * ferocious     * contentment

Vocabulary Words (from blue unit 8) – test 11/30

*alternate      * demolish      * energetic      * enforce      * feat      * hearty

*mature      * observant      * primary      * resign      * strive      * verdict

Spelling Words (VCCV Pattern) – test 12/6

*bargain     * journey     * pattern     * arrive     * object

*suppose     * shoulder     * permit     * sorrow     * tunnel

*subject     * custom     * suggest     * perhaps     * lawyer

*timber     * common     * publish     * burden     * scissors

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*confide     * promotion     * preview     * commotion     * convince

Vocabulary Words (Dangerous Crossing) – test 12/6

*embark     * surveyed     * conduct     * cramped     * bracing

*pressing     * distracted     * representatives     * viewpoint     * shattered

Spelling Words (VCV Pattern) – test 12/14

*human     * exact     * award     * behave     * credit

*basic     * vivid     * evil     * modern     * nation

*robot     * panic     * select     * cousin     * item

*police     * prefer     * menu     * novel     * deserve

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*laughable     * journalism     * patriotism     * radiant     * observant

Vocabulary Words (Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?) – test 12/14

*rebellious     * objected     * benefit     * repeal     * contrary

*midst     * temporary     * advantages     * previously     * prohibit

Vocabulary Words (from blue unit 9) – test 12/14

*brisk     * cherish     * considerate     * displease     * downfall     * estimate

*humiliate     * identical     * improper     * poll     * soothe     * vicinity

Spelling Words (VCCCV Words) – test 12/19

*conflict     * orphan     * instant     * complex     * simply

*burglar     * laundry     * laughter     * employ     * anchor

*merchant     * improve     * arctic     * mischief     * childhood

*purchase     * dolphin     * partner     * complain     * tremble

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*calligraphy     * xylophone     * autograph     * megaphone     * microscope

Vocabulary Words (They Called Her Molly Pitcher) – test 12/19

*revolution     * strategy     * foes     * legendary     * formal

*gushed     * plunged     * magnificent     * retreat     * shimmering

Specials Schedule:

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