Two trimesters down and one to go!  I keep thinking how has it gone this fast?  Let's make this last trimester the best one yet.  The classes have all been updated. Blessings on your weekend!




Workbook lessons 


                  Apostles Creed 

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

      and born of the virgin Mary.

      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

      was crucified, died, and was buried;

      he descended to hell.

      The third day he rose again from the dead.

      He ascended to heaven

      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

      From there he will 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 the life everlasting. Amen.


We started our 3rd quarter class.  This means we will have PE every day except Wednesdays.  The uniforms will need to be washed often! 


Life Cycle Projects were done very well!

Study Skills 

We are done!


This week in 5th grade math we will cover these topics: How to use the G.C.F. of a number to reduce fractions, geometric solids, and mean, median, mode, and range.  We will have an investigation towards the end of the week on graphing and then celebrate Pi Day on Friday.  We will do special Pi Day activities in class on this day.  Students are allowed to bring a drink from home.  Acceptable drinks besides water are: sports drinks, lemonade, fruit juice, and soda.  Please no high energy drinks and limit the drinks to 16 oz. 


In Science, this week's focus will continue to be ecosystems. We will continue to then look at how biotic factors (or living things) are classified and dig a little deeper into the Kingdoms of plants and animals.  We are going to talk about different types of ecosystems and explore how biotic and abiotic factors interact with one another in some specific examples. We may start to explore how changes to an ecosystem affect the organisms that live there in the form of adaptations.  As always, you can keep up with our day to day assignments and any changes to this schedule at https://stpaul5thscience.blogspot.com/ .

Social Studies 

Our Civil War unit will be coming to an end.  Before we take a test, we will be completing a Civil War based project. -Ms. Amling


Now that we have wrapped up our partner debates, we will be launching self-inquiry projects. Because our unit is about Argument and Advocacy, each student will choose a topic that they are passionate about, and take a deeper look into the issues surrounding their topic. They will put together Google Slide presentations to teach the class about their findings to practice being an active advocate. Presentations will most likely take place at the beginning of next week. 


We will begin our informative writing unit. No major assignments will be due this week.


We will begin week 1 of Unit 11. Students will be responsible for completing Match the Meaning (pg. 112), Synonyms and Antonyms (pg. 113), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 114). They will also be expected to cut out and assemble their unit flashcards. The test for this unit will be Friday March 19th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Absurd 

  2. Avalanche

  3. Classify

  4. Ensure

  5. Navigate

  6. Nestle

  7. Plea

  8. Principle 

  9. Realistic 

  10. Security

  11. Selective

  12. Tart



  • March 26th Family Day

  • March 29 - April 2nd Spring Break

Journey to the Cross - The Lenten season is quickly approaching (it begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17th). We have another great way for your family to journey through this season together with us. Join Mrs. Butz and Mrs. Werner LIVE online Wednesday, February 10th from 6pm-7pm as they share the Journey to the Cross with you and your family! This year's Journey to the Cross includes a Jesus Tree kit for your family to make to help you count the days of Lent, daily prayers and a special online daily devotion. This is truly a journey you won't want to miss!


Sign-ups are required, please sign-up at www.splgrafton.org/fig. Questions? Contact Kim Butz (kimberly.butz@splgrafton.org) or Dauna Werner (dauna.werner@splgrafton.org)