Fifth with Funk

What will we learn in 5th Grade:


In Math students are expected to build on their math knowledge from previous grades. There will be a Math SOL test at the end of the year. Some of the information covered includes:

○ Place Value, Multiplication and Expressions

○ Dividing Whole Numbers

○ Decimals - multiply and divide

○ Fractions

○ Algebra: Patterns

○ Converting Units of Measurement

○ Geometry

Language Arts- ELA

This year we will be using our Benchmark curriculum throughout reading instruction. This program includes instruction for Reading, Word Work, Grammar, and Writing. We will use assessments to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses in Reading and Language These assessments will help us create and provide instruction to fit your child's needs.

Students can access our Benchmark Curriculum here: Sign in with Clever

Social Studies

Online Textbook: My Place in Time and Space

Students will use the MCPS Social Studies Program called Place in Time and Space. It will focus on student engagement and demonstration of higher-order thinking skills through historical and geographical analysis.


Link to online textbook: All Around Us

Student Login: MontgomeryS Password: 24073S

We will focus on several new units of study while reviewing what they learned in 4th grade. Students will be tested on what they have learned from both 4th and 5th grade. Constant review is necessary for students to retain and practice using the information for logical thinking on each unit.

NEW Units for 5th Graders: Sound, Light, Matter, Living Systems, Electricity, Earth

"Grow Where You Are Planted"

I am so excited to be joining the AES Staff. I have worked in the building for the last 6 years as a regular substitute and volunteer. I knew I was ready to return to full time teaching and look forward to spending the year in 5th grade. I can't wait to watch students grow and learn this coming year.

A little about Mrs. Funk:

I was born in Fairfax County, Virginia and grew up in Manassas, Virginia about 45 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. I graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. While in high school I knew that I wanted to become an elementary school teacher because I loved working with kids! I attended Virginia Tech for 5 years- receiving both my Bachelor's and Master's Degree for Elementary Eduction. GO Hokies!

I started my teaching career in Roanoke City. I taught at Westside Elementary for 3 years before transferring to MCPS. I taught at Christiansburg Primary for 3 years before taking some time to stay home with my young children.

My husband Stephen and I have lived in Riner since 2012. Our two oldest children- Alyson and Jameson, both attended AES and are now at AMS. Our youngest son Jackson will start Kindergarten in 2 years. We have two cats- Tapper and Dee- both named after Hokie athletes.

When we aren't in school we are usually on a soccer field, track or baseball field with our kids. We also enjoy attending Hokie sporting events and taking hikes. Movie nights are also a big favorite. We watched the entire Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy series during our extended time at home last year. We are currently working our way through the Harry Potter series for the second time.

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