Mrs. Bollinger
Religion Mathematics Science

Gym classes are on Mondays. We also have playground on Thursdays. Please be sure you have your gym uniform and sneakers.

We have Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please be sure to have your library card. (It should be in the classroom, hanging on its hook.)

Upcoming tests:

  • Science (physical and chemical changes) Oct. 17
  • Math (multiplication and division) Oct. 18
  • Religion (the Eucharist) Oct. 19
Please review your study guides and ask if there is something you don't understand.

Beginning Tuesday, October 10, we will be taking the Terra Nova standardized tests. Students are familiar with these, since they have been taking them since Grade 3. On Tuesday, the test is a practice test. It is important for every student to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthful breakfast, and arrive at school on time on each day of the tests.
There Is no way to study for these tests. 5th graders do not need to bring any special tools. Everyone needs a #2 pencil with an eraser. (I have special pencils for the testing, but a pencil of your own is a good idea, just in case.) You will do a good job, as long as you do your best.


10/6: Happy weekend!

Please note: several tests went home today. If your child usually scores higher on classroom tests, you don't need to get upset about a lower score. I understand that, even though everyone had a study guide, your child is in a higher grade with a new teacher. Sometimes that takes getting used to. If your child did poorly on one or more of these first tests, and then does better on the 3 tests in each subject that will be given between now and the December report card, I WILL DROP the lowest score in each subject, and it will not count in the December grade.IMG_1743.PNG

School will be closed on Monday, October 9, in honor of Columbus Day. I wish everyone a very happy and relaxing 3 days.

Students, please try to say a decade of the Rosary every day, for your intentions and for peace in our world. You were very attentive and participated well at Mass today. I'm proud of you.

HOMEWORK, 10/2 - 10/6

Monday, 10/2

Religion: Read the article on your Religion Edmodo page. When you are finished reading, post 3 reasons that we learn about Pope Pius X.

Math: p.47, #1- 5, on looseleaf.


Math: p. 45, #6-9. If you didn't bring your Math book home, you are excused.

Wednesday, 10/4

Math: Worksheet, # 1, 2, & 4.

Thursday, 10/5
Religion: Choose one of the sacred vessels we learned about yesterday. Draw a picture of it on the drawing paper, and write a paragraph on looseleaf explaining what it is used for.
Math: p. 51, # 5-7
Science: review the differences between physical and chemical changes. They are in your notes.

There are instructions for joining Edmodo in your child's conduct folder. Please join this weekend. 😊

Tests coming up:
September 28: Science (properties of matter, phases of matter, mixtures & solutions)
September 27: Religion (worship and Sacraments)
Mathematics (place value, powers of 10, properties of addition and mulitplication)
September 29: Stone Fox, summer reading

Homework, Week of 9/25 - 9/29
Monday, 9/25: Be sure to review your study guides. There are tests in Religion, Math, and Science this week, as well as your test on Stone Fox.
Tuesday, 9/26: Be sure to review your study guides. You have tests in Religion and Math tomorrow.
Wednesday, 9/27: review your study guides and notes. You will have a Science test tomorrow. You know this "stuff," but a review is good. There will not be word banks. You know the vocabulary! 😉
Thursday, 9/28:
Math: p.41: #4-7.
Remember, test on Stone Fox tomorrow.

Homework, Week of 9/18-9/22.
All 5th-Grade students may keep their Science textbooks at home until further notice.
All homework is to be done on looseleaf unless otherwise noted.

Monday, 9/18
Math: worksheet, 1- 5. Do this on the worksheet.
Science: on looseleaf: name one thing that you are sure is a physical change, and one thing that you wonder about. Explain your thinking.
Tuesday, 9/19
Religion: Scripture search, p.12. Please do it on loose leaf.
Math: on looseleaf, p. 20, #16 & 17.
Science: on looseleaf, name an example of a mixture or a solution. Tell which it is, and explain your thinking.
Wednesday, 9/20
Math: p.22, # 3-6 on looseleaf.
We are using the Read 3 times, Draw, and Write a number sentence and a verbal sentence strategy. When you are doing a word problem on looseleaf, please set up your paper like this:


Thursday, 9/21

Math: p.30, # 13-16, on looseleaf.

Homework, Week of 9/11 - 9/15

Each child will need a small rock, easily held in one hand, for Thursday's Religion class.
Monday: Math, p. 7: 13 - 16
Religion: Choose 1 activity from p. 7
Math: p.9: 1 - 7.
Science: In your notebook, write a sentence that tells why observation is important.
. Math: p.21: 4-8
Science: In your notebook, explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative properties of matter.
Religion: Don't forget to bring a rock!
Math: p.27: 1-7

5th Grade Prayers

Each year, we focus on special prayers from the Catholic tradition. During the 5th Grade, our prayers are:

Morning Prayer

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Hearrt of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day In union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the Apostles of Prayer, nad in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Grace after Meals

We give thanks for all Your benefits, Almighty God, who lives and reigns forever. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth
and in Jesus Christ, HIs only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into Hell, on the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlastin. Amen.

Homework, Week of 9/6

  • Cover all of your books. Use either a paper cover or a book sock. Please don't use contac paper; it will damage the books.
  • Have the forms in your folder completed and signed. The Emergency Forms and the Handbook Contracts are due no later than Friday, 9/8.

Welcome to Fifth Grade! I will be your teacher for Religion, Math, and Science. We will learn about the importance of worshiping in community as Catholics. We will explore how systems work in the human body, in ecosystems, in earth's systems, and in space systems. We will become experts in place value, operations with fractions, and working with volume. If you have ever thought that Math was boring or hard, prepare to be surprised!