Fifth Grade Ms Dressel


December 10, 2018  



     BOOK REPORT PACKET   Class Dojoc

  • Class Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec 20 at 1:00 pm
  • Book Reports due: Monday, Dec 17th


Unit 3 Week 4: Mahalia Jackson

Question of the Week: How does an artist use music to inspire others?

Selection Vocabulary: 

1. appreciate- think highly of; recognize worth of.
2. barber- person whose business is cutting hair and shaving or trimming beards.
3. choir- group of singers who sing
together, often in a church service.
4. released- published, performed, shown, sold.
5. religious- devoted to the belief,study, and worship of God or ods.
6. slavery- custom of holding people as property of others.
7. teenager- person between 13 and 19 years old.

Amazing Words:

1. steady- means regular, even.
2. jam session- is a gathering at which jazz
musicians play music and improvise together.
3. beat- is a unit of time or accent in music.
4. fiddle- is another word for violin.
5. symphony- is a complex piece of music with parts for many musicians to play.
6. digital music- is recorded in an electronic
format for later listening.
7. melody- musical sounds in agreeable
succession or arrangement.
8. harmonize- means to sing or play different
tunes that sound good together.
9. tempo- is the speed at which music is played.
10. movement- is one division of a symphony,
sonata, or other long selection.

Spelling Words:

1. address
2. collar
3. mirror
4. recess
5. committee
6. collect
7. Mississippi
8. immediate
9. command
10. appreciate
11. announce
12. possess
13. Tennessee
14. gallop
15. opponent
16. barricade
17. broccoli
18. accomplish
19. allowance
20. zucchini

Challenge Spelling

1. silhouette
2. millionaire
3. dilemma
4. embarrassment
5. compassionate





Class Christmas Party will be on Thursday, December 20.  Each child is to purchase a gift of no more than $10.00 for another student.  Boys buy for boys, girls buy for girls.  No name TO: on the package but you can put who it is from.

I'm planning simple.  Juice boxes and cookies for the kids.  If anyone wants to contribute gift bags, please let me know. Thanks for your help and as usual, if you have any questions, Dojo me or! call the school office.  Thanks for your help!

  • December 14
    Children will not attend Friday Mass
    Christmas Pageant for children in First through Seventh Grades at 6:30 PM at the Church
  • December 19
    Christmas Program for Religious Ed children and children in Pre-k through Kindergarten at 6:00 PM at the Church
    3rd Food Festival Meeting at 6:00 in the multi-purpose room
  • December 21
    8 AM Mass
    Half Day of instruction/ Noon Dismissal.
    No Aftercare
  • December 24-January 4
    Christmas Break
    School will resume Monday January, 7th


Dear Parents and Family:

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

Some students want to find shorcuts when doing schoolwork.  Ours is a society of instant gratification and approval.  Students need to develop "patience" when working toward a goal. “Strive for progress, not perfection.”

I often tell my students that they are the only ones in control of their academic destiny.  They have everything they need at their disposal at school, but I cannot "make" them focus and I cannot "make" them do their best work.  They have to want that for themselves.  I will give them every opportunity for success, it is their choice whether or not they use what is available to them.

Thank you for your continued envolvement in your child's education.

Ms. Dressel