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Teachers

Ms. Brucker 

Mrs. Wise 

Ms. Habarakada (Long Term Sub Ms. Ahnstead) 

5th Grade

Welcome to 5th Grade!

We are excited to be your teachers this year. 5th grade is a year for maturing and independence. We will work hard to prepare all students for success in middle school.

 

Here are some curriculum highlights for 5th grade:

 

Reader's Workshop:

  • Studying characters and making interpretations in fiction stories

  • Strategies for reading complex nonfiction

  • Informational research projects

  • Book clubs

  • Exciting classroom read-alouds

 

Writer's Workshop:

  • Personal narratives

  • Opinion debate and essays  

  • Literary essays

  • Informational essays

  • Poetry

 

Math

  • Math Talks to help build number sense and confidence

  • Problem solving skills and strategies

  • Number sense

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals

  • Place value

  • Algebra

  • Measurement and geometry

  • Graphing

 

Social Studies: United States History

  • North American Native Americans

  • Early Explorers

  • 13 Colonies

  • Revolutionary War

  • United States government

 

Science

  • Living Systems

  • Mixtures and Solutions

  • Earth and Moon

  • FOSS Science Investigations and regular science labs

  • Work in the school garden

 

Character Education

  • ThinkFirst/Second Step: district adopted character education and bullying prevention programs

  • Kid Power: Empowering students to make wise choices behaviorally, socially, and academically

 

Art/Music/P.E./Library/Garden

  • 40 minutes of art a week with the art teacher

  • 30 minutes of music a week with the music teacher

  • Two, 30 minute P.E. classes a week with our P.E. Teacher. Students also receive an additional 40 minutes a week of class P.E. with their classroom teacher.  

  • 30 minutes of library a week with librarian

  • 1 hour in the garden every two weeks