Mrs. Costanzo's 5th Grade Class

Welcome to Mrs. Costanzo's Fifth Grade Humanities Class

I am excited to partner with Mrs. Wissell for science and math!

In humanities, students are introduced to different skills and strategies that bridge our three content areas - reading, writing, and social studies. In our workshop environment, students are given the chance to practice these skills collaboratively before they apply what they learn independently. Students create independent goals that complement our unit goals.

As often as possible, students are given choice in their work. Along the way, they are supported as needed - individually and in groups. Much of their learning is done through inquiry, as they acquire knowledge, create meaning, and successfully transfer their learning.

I hope to foster a love of learning and to create an environment where students feel welcomed and challenged. A big part of student success lies in a solid partnership between home and school. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns. Together, we can make this a wonderful year!

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats

Please click on the Our Class tab at top of page for monthly unit updates

Dater Dates

November 16 - Author Visit - Chris Grabenstein

November 17 - Wonder Field Trip

November 21 - Dater Musical - Peter Pan

November 22 - Minimum Day

November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving break

December 22 - Holiday Sing

December 25 - January 1 - Winter Break