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Suzy Arena, Rm 43/44

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Fifth Grade Life

The 5th grade teams works closely together, as students are “shared” during the course of the year. The various rooms use common curricular content as well as behavioral and academic expectations. ...more

English Language Arts

The curriculum is composed of reading, language (grammar, spelling, mechanics) and writing.

Reading includes foundational skills like phonics and fluency. Literary reading includes learning about ...more


5th grade levels math classes based on ability and learning style. Students who have had particular challenges in math or who have not been able to memorize basic facts are placed in a class with ...more


Students will rotate during the second trimester in science. Physical science is taught during a rotation where classes rotate to other teachers for about two weeks each. This allows each teacher ...more

Social Studies

The social studies curriculum includes a study of U.S. history, geography, Native Americans, and current events. Students will be taught to break large projects into manageable, incremental steps, ...more

Fifth Grade Morning Routine

  1. Drop backpacks and lunch along the patio area before school.
  2. Socialize out on the yard from 8:10 - 8:20
  3. When the music starts, students line up with class for morning assembly.
  4. Backpacks come in with students after morning assembly.  Mr. Gross' class, backpacks are left at the back of the classroom.

Fifth Grade Art Work