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

4/15 – Science Alive!

4/15 – April #1 book report due

4/15 – Math test (Chapter 13 – Decimals division)

4/18 – 4/28 – Easter Break

4/30 – April #2 book report due

5/3 – Tummonds Town

5/3 – Cinco de Mayo lunch party

5/3 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/7 – Science tests (chapter 3 – Electricity)

5/8 – D.A.R.E. Graduation (5:30 pm)

5/9 – Math test (chapter 15 – Geometry)

5/10 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/15 – May #1 book report due

5/17 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/23 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/24 – 5/27 – Memorial Day weekend

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

5/31 – May #2 book report due

6/5 – Last Tummonds Town

6/6 – Field Day = last day of school (1/2 day)

Spelling Words (Suffixes: -ent, -ant, -able, – ible, -ism, -ist)- test 5/3

*vacant     * insistent     * reversible     * patriotism     * finalist

*honorable     * contestant     * observant     * urgent     * pessimist

*comfortable     * absorbent     * optimism     * journalism     * novelist

*terrible     * frequent     * laughable     * radiant     * collectible

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*exception     * opposition     * possession     * circulation     * estimation

Vocabulary Words (Mysteries at Cliff Palace) – test 5/3

*dwarfed     * procedure     * transferred     * enthusiastic     * adapted

*conserving     * critical     * realization     * available     * resemble

Vocabulary Words (blue unit 16) – test 5/3

*assume     * cram     * endanger     * fare     * fertile     * furnish

*mammoth     * peer     * rigid     * rowdy     * safeguard     * trespass

Spelling Words (Greek Word Parts) – test 5/10

*telephone     * autograph     * microscope     * photograph     * televise

*biology     * microphone     * paragraph     * symphony     * telegraph

*megaphone     * microwave     * photocopy     * biography     * saxophone

*telescope     * calligraphy     * xylophone     * homophone     * homograph

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*conversation   * concentrate   * compliment   * constitution   * community

Vocabulary Words (Fossils: A Peek into the Past) – test 5/10

*viewpoint     * surveyed     * advantages     * previously     * legendary

*retreat     * persuade     * aspects     * rural     * organize

Vocabulary Words (blue unit 17) – test 5/10

*accumulate     * compromise     * desolate     * disregard     * emphasis

*friction     * intervene     * irresistible     * majority     * phenomenon

*profound     * subside

Spelling Words (Latin word roots) – test 5/17

*inspect     * export     * erupt     * predict     * respect

*bankrupt     * dictate     * porter     * report     * spectacle

*deport     * interrupt     * dictator     * import     * disrupt

*portable     * transport     * spectator     * verdict     * dictionary

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*summarize     * memorize     * recognize     * exercise     * revise

Vocabulary Words (The Case of the Missing Deer) – test 5/17

*record     * incredibly     * destination     * suspense     * required

*insights     * dependent     * effective     * diminishing     * marveling

Vocabulary Words (blue unit 18) – test 5/17

*advocate     * anticipate     * concept     * contradict     * extract

*fundamental     * ignorance     * internal     * preliminary     *premise

*retain     * significant

Spelling Words (More words from other languages) – test 5/23

*ballet     * echo     * bouquet     * cassette     * coupon

*safari     * portrait     * barrette     * depot     * courtesy

*petite     * denim     * brunette     * buffet     * garage

*khaki     * crochet     * chorus     * essay     * alphabet

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*brilliance     * occupancy     * fragrance     * confidence     * truancy

Vocabulary Words (Get Lost! The Puzzle of Mazes) – test 5/23

*undoubtedly     * pace     * reasoned     * nerve     * disadvantage

*extending     * residents     * balked     * techniques     * barrier

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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