5th Grade in a nutshell!

One of the greatest things about being a teacher is the continual life long love of learning. I love learning alongside the students. The students have just as much to share with me as I do with them.

Fifth grade will be full of many new and exciting learning opportunities. I look forward to facilitating a classroom where we collaborate and communicate with each other for optimal learning. Students will be critically thinking and have many opportunities to be creative thinkers.

In math this year we will further skills in multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and geometry. During literacy, we will find the love of reading though a variety of different novels, multiple genres, we will learn how to incorporate research skills, and write multi-paragraph compositions. In science, we will explore states of matter, the human body system, Earth’s surfaces, and energy resources. In social studies we will go back in time to 1490 through the development of the United States. Additionally, with our civics unit we will learn what it is to be a citizen and how to play a role in our community through Young Ameritowne.

Daily Schedule

8:25 - 8:40 Soft Start

8:45-9:45 Math

9:50-10:50 Writing

*Spelling Test are on Friday*

10:50-11:30 Specials

11:30-12:35 Reading

Novel studies every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Informational Text practice on Tuesday and Thursday

12:35-1:15 Lunch & Recess

1:15-1:45 Read Aloud

1:45-2:45 Social Studies OR Science (M, W, & F)

1:55-2:35 Double Specials (T & R)

2:45-3:00 Recess

3:00-3:30 Study Hall & Personal Learning Goals

This is a great time for your child to get support from any 5th grade teacher if they have further questions from their hard work that day


We use the McGraw Hill - My Math Program

Grab Math Homework Here


This will be our first year of implementing Thinking Maps!

This program really digs into the thinking behind writing.

  • "If you can think it, you can say it. If you can say it, you can write it!"
  • This is a visual thinking process.

There are 8 ways that the brain can process information. We will focus on all 8 of these processes throughout the entire year.

  1. Circle Map - Used for defining
  2. Bubble Map - Used for describing
  3. Double Bubble - Used for comparing
  4. Tree Map - Used for classifying
  5. Brace Map - Used for whole to parts
  6. Flow Map - Used for for sequencing
  7. Multi-Flow Map - Used for cause and effect
  8. Bridge Map - Used for seeing relationships