Welcome to Mr. LaRosa's Fifth Grade Class


Supply List:
1 single subject notebook
1 package of colored pencils
A binder!
Glue stick and a pair of scissors
A pen for correcting (Red, blue or black ink)
A highlighter
Whiteboard markers
A pencil case to keep materials organized (preferably one that will fit in your binder)
A pair of headphones (any style)
Tissues, Paper towels or sanitizing wipes for classroom use

Summer Recommendations:
Read, Read, Read and Read!! Find books that spark your interest and are appropriate for your reading level. The second is utilize iReady! Students will have access to their accounts until August 17. This is a great opportunity to have students practice their reading and math skills over summer. Try to set a designated time each week to have your child log on!


In fifth grade, we will be utilizing new and exciting technologies.  Students will be able to use an interactive SmartBoard to enhance their learning in all content areas.  These are a great tool and we are very lucky to have them.   We have a mobile lab that we will be using on a weekly basis, as well as a brand new Google Chromebooks class set. Students will have many opportunities to research, create multimedia presentations, as well as, hone their word processing skills with the use of the mobile labs, Chromebooks and classroom computers. 
Mr. LaRosa will also be supplementing content and instruction in science and social studies through technology class which all fifth graders will have, once a week.


OUR SPECIALS SCHEDULE (not final for 2018-2019)

MONDAY:  Computer Lab

                 (BRING YOUR SNEAKERS!) 




THURSDAY:  Math Enrichment

FRIDAY: Art art



**We will be having a quick healthy snack in the afternoon each day**



Homework is assigned every evening. Your child will have nightly assignments in math and spelling. However, there will be some grammar, social studies, science as well as writing that is occasionally assigned to your child. Classwork that is not completed during the day, will be sent home that evening. If you find that your child is bringing home a lot of homework please ask him/her if it is also classwork.

Any student who does not bring in their homework will attend the "Homework Room" during their recess time.  If your child misses recess due to homework, a letter will be sent home for a parent's signature. 



There are many extra curricular opportunities at South School for fifth graders.  Every fifth grade student can participate in many clubs and activities.  For example: Orchestra, Chorus, Drama Club, after school sports, jump rope club, Cross Country, and Track and Field...these are just a few.  Watch for notices with more information as the year continues. 



Throughout the year, I send informative emails about upcoming events, such as: pending tests, notices that are going home and classroom celebrations. A form will be going home to gather your email address, please return this to me so you can be included in these important emails.


Email is an easy way to get a quick response from me, however, you may always call and leave a message. If I do not respond to your email/message in 24 hours I probably did not receive that point you should send it again or call me.


603.432.6956 extension 5135 


My Links



Scholastic News

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National Geographic for Kids


Quia (grammar practice)

Interactive Learning Activities


Sheppard Software

Vocabulary Practice


South Hawk