Battle of the Books:

Here is the list of book titles and authors for the 2020 Battle of the Books. Battle of the Books Book List 19-20.pdf

BOB dates:

Thursday, April 2 @ St. Francis

Wednesday, April 15 @ St. Catherine

Wednesday, April 29 @ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Google Classroom:

Mrs. Garton and I will both use Google Classroom throughout the year to post assignments, links, and test reviews. The students have all been added to the classrooms and should know how to log on. Logging onto Google at home allows the student to access their Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Classroom. This will be helpful for them to work on assignments that they did not finish in class.

How to log on to Google Classroom at home:

  1. Open web browser
  2. Go to
  3. Login in with user name: first initial last name high school graduation year
    • ex: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Enter password. Each student has their own unique password. This should be memorized or written down in their agenda.

Spelling City:

All the spelling lists for the year are published on my Spelling City page. Students can preview words for the week, play games, and practice taking tests. The students should have the spelling words written down in their agendas on Mondays. Please make sure you study the words with your student each night.


Wow! We are in full swing in 5M! As we settle into life as 5th graders, we have been able to create an awesome classroom community! I have loved getting know each of your students and can't wait to see where this year takes them! 

In ELA we are working with different passages to practice our fluency and expression when reading aloud as well as digging deeper into genres like dramas. In spelling we have worked on short vowel sounds and long "a" and long "e." Grammar has been a review of parts and types of sentences. 

In Social Studies, we are learning about early American civilizations including the Native American groups that settled across the United States. Next up is the Age of Exploration and all the various explorers! We have been working with Weekly Readers each week to supplement our social studies curriculum. These take the form of a newspaper with articles and the activities for the students to read and do. 

If you would like to donate to our classroom we could still use the following items:

  • Colored Expo Markers
  • Black Sharpies
  • Any cleaning supplies

Thank you to those of you that have already brought supplies! It is greatly appreciated!

Important dates this month:

9/2: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day

9/8: Parish Picnic

9/9: No School

9/13: Mid Quarter 1

9/17: Class Mass

9/27: Spirit Day