Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Dear students,

Today we talked about the meaning of the season of ADVENT. We watched a few videos in class that were very helpful in reminding us of the season's significance. Please feel free to review the videos in the lab or at home to better familiarize yourself with Advent's importance:
Our favorite one:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week of November 24, 2014

Dear students,

We are closing in on our current science unit, The Human Body. We are now focusing on the Respiratory System. Review some of the resources below to learn more about it:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Don't forget that this Friday, November 21st, are parent/teacher conferences! Please call the office to schedule an appointment! I'm looking forward to discussing your child's progress with you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Fifth graders are pledging to prevent bullying and be drug free this week and always!

Friday, October 17, 2014

"What's in our blood?" Project

We have created some great projects in the fifth grade! Here are some pictures from yesterday's creativity with bone marrow! 

The finished products:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Cardiovascular System

Hello students!

We have now learned about the Digestive System and Excretory System! Next stop on our body systems adventure is the Cardiovascular System! Today you'll be completing a web quest wherein you research specific information about the Circulatory/Cardiovascular System in order to better familiarize yourself with its processes.

Using the questions that have been given to you in class, refer to the following websites to hunt down your answers!!

Circulatory System Web quest
Red Arteries and Blue Veins Video
What's blood made up of?
Circulatory System Video
Heart & Circulation Activity

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wear Your Insides on Your Outside!

We had a lot of fun completing our shirts today! Have a look at the finished products! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Digestive System, cont.

Make sure to use all of the resources you have received to study for your Digestive System test on MONDAY. Do not forget to bring in your white t-shirt, either!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Volcanoes Diagram

Please complete the following diagram(s) for homework:

L.A. County Fair

Dear Parents & Students, 

Please note that the date of the school field trip to the LA County Fair has been changed to September 17th. If you are interested in attending the fair as a chaperone for our class and are both Virtus trained and fingerprinted, please send a note with your child indicating so. 

Thank you & God Bless :)

Estimados Padres y Estudiantes,

Tenga en cuenta que la fecha de la excursión escolar a la Feria del Condado de LA se ha cambiado al 17 de septiembre. Si usted está interesado en asistir a la feria como acompañante para nuestra clase y están Virtus entrenado y huellas digitales, por favor envíe una nota con su hijo indicando así.

Gracias y que Dios los bendiga :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Night

Hi students and parents!

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19th, at 7:00PM in the gym for Back to School Night! I look forward to seeing some new and returning faces!

See you then! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Computer Lab 8/13

Dear students,
Today in the computer lab you will be independently learning about Photosynthesis as an introduction to our upcoming Science unit. Explore the following websites and be sure that you can successfully describe what the process of both Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration are. You should also be able to describe the parts of the plant that are involved.

Happy Web-Exploring! :)


Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School, New Fifth Grade!

I am excited to start our journey together. This will be a year that you will never forget! Don't forget that Monday, August 11th, and Friday, August 15th are both short days!

Come prepared!

See you soon! - Ms. Jordan

Friday, May 16, 2014

Animal Research Project Conclusion Skeleton

CONCLUSION Skeleton (for Animal Research Project)

The ________________ was a great animal to learn about because ____________________________. The research essay has discussed the ____________’s ____________, ______________, _________________, ________________, and _________________. The most interesting thing that I learned about the _____________ is _____________________________________________________. It is important to learn about the _________________ because _____________________________________________________________________.

** If your animal is endangered, mention how your reader can possibly help its survival

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! We are busy working away at cards we have made especially for you! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

Hi students!

Please be sure to continue gathering books and reference materials for your Animal Research Report. We will be working on it during our Language Arts block every day this week & into next. Please use the following website to help you with your citations for the Bibliography in your Report:

Please only use internet websites that are CREDIBLE & RELIABLE. If you are unsure, do not hesitate to ask me.

Also, please bring in your field trips slips and $11 for our upcoming field trip to the Griffith Park Observatory on May 30th. This will be our final field trip of the year :-(

God Bless!

Monday, April 7, 2014

LACMA Field Trip

Today we had fun exploring art by Latin American Artists. Thank you to all our great chaperones and to the whole fifth grade for their amazing behavior! Here are some photos from our day: 

Don't forget about your free membership that is good until you turn 18 years old! I am including below a link to NexGen. NexGen offers free general admission to anyone under the age of 18 and one accompanying adult any time they visit LACMA. These forms can be completed online, or returned by mail or in person. Just click on the following link:

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Important Fifth Grade Reminders!

  •  Tomorrow at 8am is 1st Friday/Whole School Mass. Following mass at 9am is the Honors Awards Assembly in the church. Please join us if you can! 
  •    Next Monday and Wednesday are our field trips to LACMA (Monday, April 7th) and the MUSIC CENTER (Wednesday, April 9th). Students must BRING LUNCHES to school on both days due to the timing of the field trips.

Note to Parents & Chaperones:

-On Monday, we will be leaving the school at 8:45AM and returning at 2:00PM

-On Wednesday, we will be leaving the school at 9:45AM and returning at 1:30PM

Friday, March 28, 2014

Three Branches of Government School House Rock

How is a circus like the three branches of government? 
*For EC*: Respond by commenting below! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Periodic Table Web Quest

Hello students!

Today you will be completing a Periodic Tale web quest in the computer lab.

"On The Shoulders of Giants" Section

"Getting the Lay of the Land: Periodically Organized" Section

"Gettin' Together with the Families" Section

Let's have some fun!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Electron Shells


Spelling Bee Champions!

Congratulations to our two fifth grade 1st place Spelling Bee winners! Monica Rodriguez and Kenneth Duran demonstrated unbelievable discipline in studying all of the words through the 8th grade spelling list and we are so very proud of them!

Kenneth and Monica also went on to compete in the 7th and 8th grade Spelling Bee and came in 1st and 2nd place against 8th graders! We are so proud of their hard work!

Thank you to the parent board for the amazing decorations!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spelling Bee

Please join us tomorrow morning at 8:30AM in the gym for the annual Spelling Bee! We would love to have you! 

Monday, March 17, 2014