Saint Kateri

Fifth Grade

In Fifth Grade, students will continue to build confidence as independent learners in preparation for their transition to middle school.

Generally speaking, your child will be expected to:

Reading/Writing
Become a Close Reader and Writing to Learn;
Research to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others;
Consider Perspectives and Supporting Opinions;
Gather Evidence and Speaking to Others

Math
Fifth grade mathematics is about (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to two-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.

Science
Fifth grade Science explores Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science and Space and Technology.

Social Studies
Fifth grade Social Studies is the study of the United States and Canada. We focus on the past an present, highlighting events in US History as well as an in depth study of the United States.

Specials
Monday: Gym
Tuesday: Gym
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: Spanish & Science Enrichment
Friday: Music

Homework
Each student has a homework agenda where nightly homework assignments will be written. Please make sure to check your child’s agenda each night with them so you both know what homework needs to be done. Homework is an extension of what has been taught in class. The extra practice will ensure that students understand the concepts being taught. Please refer to our school homework policy with any questions. On average 5th graders will have 3 subject areas a night with 20 minutes of nightly reading and complete monthly book summaries.



Class Rules

» Be a role model
» Listen while others are talking
» Be respectful
» Raise your hand
» Be responsible
» Always try your best
» Treat others the way you want to be treated

The students and I created these rules together and have all agreed to follow them. I feel that allowing the students to take part in the rule making will allow them to take ownership of the rules and hopefully result in all of us following the rules. Those students who do not follow the rules will have to face the consequences of our 1-2-3 Magic discipline plan, which is used throughout the school.

The plan goes as follows:
» Verbal Warning
» Verbal Warning
» Student is removed from the situation and may lose recess or be sent to the office


 


 




Teacher

Kayla Kuilema - kkuilema@stkaterischool.org