Santaquin 5th Grade


Book Reports are due March 7th!


The Maturation Program will be taking place March 1st at 12:50 pm - 1:55 pm. The girls will be taught in Miss Miller's classroom and the boys will be taught in Mrs. Browns' classroom. Due to the sensitive nature of the program, parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

The instructor for the boys will be Perry Ewell, District Teacher. The instructor for the girls will be Laurie Kay, school nurse.

These presentations have been carefully assembled by aligning to state care standards while respecting conservative community standards. The Nebo School District Healthy and Responsible Lifestyle committee, comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators have approved the presentations. There will be a separate presentation for boys and girls. The topics are:

1) Respect for your body.

2) Recognizing physical body changes and anatomy associated with puberty.

3) Importance of proper hygiene.

4) Healthy habits.

In all presentations, boys will ONLY learn about male anatomy and development, and girls will ONLY learn about female anatomy and development.

These presentations should only be a portion of the learning and conversation with your student on human growth and development. We encourage parents and students to continue the conversation before and after these presentations. If you have any questions, contact the school nurse.

December Upcoming Events:

  • Book Reports--December 13th
    • Book reports are due December 13th. Most of this assignment will be completed here at school.
  • Christmas Carol Reader's Theatre-- December 19th @ 2:15-2:45 pm.
    • Students will be performing a Christmas Carol, you are more than welcome to come and watch your student in their classroom.
  • Ice Skating Field Trip--December 20th
    • Students will need to be at the school BEFORE 9:00 a.m. The buses will leave right at 9:00 a.m. We will be back before school ends.
  • Christmas Party-- December 20th @ 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Remember, it is almost time for our 5th grade historical Wax Museum. Students have chosen a historical character of their choice that made an impact during some part of American history. They will present an oral biography of their person during our “Wax Museum: America’s Walk of Fame.” The students should memorize (as much as possible) the information, dress up in some way and use props. They will be frozen (like a wax figurine). They will also make a button that serves as their “on” button. Visitors will press the button to activate the students acting and dialogue. Other classes will be invited to attend as well as parents and grandparents and other student relatives!

We have given the students plenty of class time to work on their project. Some students have not finished all of the requirements and will need to complete it at home.

These are the expectations we are requiring of your student:

  • 5-paragraph essay
  • Poster
  • Speech (memorized)
  • Button
  • Costume and/or prop

These requirements are due on Wednesday, November 15, and the wax museum will be held Friday, November 17th.

Come and see your student perform on Friday, November 17th. You can visit our classroom any time between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. If you check your student out, please make sure you check them out in the office.


Parent Teacher Conferences are October 26th! We would love to see you and your child there if you can make it! Thank you for all that you do!


Dear Parents,

Our classes are learning about a historical landmark in Santaquin for an informational essay. We wanted to make this experience authentic by taking a walking field trip to the Family Tree located on Main Street. The students will be taking a tour through the main dining room, and the kitchen area to include more information in their essay. We will be going on the morning of Thursday, October 26th. We sent those permission slips home with your child. Please remind them to return it back to their teacher. --5th Grade Teachers


Dear parents,

Please join us for a night filled with information that will help make your child successful this school year. This night will inform you about strategies your child is learning in school that you can use at home. You will be learning about our exciting 5th grade challenge, state floats, wax museum, book reports, as well as your child's reading and spelling homework.

This event will be Wednesday, September 20th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Santaquin Elementary. Please meet in the gym for a short introduction where we will then split up into sessions.


On Monday, September 18th, we will be having a 5th grade colonial day from 9:00-12:00. This will be held on an early release day, your child will be let out at noon. Your child is more than welcome to bring clothes to dress in "colonial wear". If your child does not want to dress up, they will still be able to participate in all the activities that day.


Congratulations! We have made it through the first week of school! I have a feeling that we are going to have an awesome year! I just wanted to let you know that I have sent home a few things with your child. Today, I sent home with your child their first homework of 5th grade. It may seem daunting and confusing for your child but we will be completing most of it at school until they are used to the routine.

I have also sent home a flyer about an awesome website called This website practices the student's math facts and helps them develop fluency. They will be using this website at school and if you would like to have them practice at home follow the directions on the flyer I sent home to set it up.


Welcome back to school!!

We are looking forward to meeting all of you and having a wonderful school year together. This year will be an exciting one; full of hard work, learning and fun. This website contains announcements, a calendar, helpful links as well as contact information for all the 5th grade teachers.