5th Grade

Welcome back! It sure is going to be a great year! The fifth grade students cannot wait to enjoy all of their special privileges, starting with Safety Patrol. Look for the children in the orange belts each morning and afternoon to see our positive role models keeping the students of Knollwood safe.

One of the most exciting, new things that the fifth grade students will enjoy is switching classes.  They will visit:

  • Mrs. Seib for Math
  • Mrs. Vittorio for Social Studies
  • Miss Wrightson for Science

Switching classes eases the transition to CMS, teaches organization, and also gives students a short break time to refresh and refocus before returning to their studies.  

The Reading and Writing Workshop models are our Units of Study in Language Arts.  Students should be reinforcing these skills by reading nightly at home for 25 minutes.

In math we will begin the year reviewing number sense and place value.  Multiplication and division will be a focus in November and December. Students will learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions beginning in January.  

In social studies, students will study nonfiction texts throughout the year to explore subjects which will include Geography, Explorers, the U.S. Government, Westward Expansion, and the Civil War.

Engineering is a big focus in science this year.  Using the skills learned in our first unit, students will get to explore Systems in Space, Earth Systems, Mixtures and Solutions, as well as Energy and Matter.


There are many exciting things to look forward to this year as a fifth grader!

  • Peacemakers
  • Safety Patrol
  • Play
  • Yearbook Club
  • Expressive Reading Team
  • Band/Chorus
  • Morning Announcements
  • Attendance
  • Camp Jeff Lake

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