5th Grade Team Page
“If your wings are your own, they say, you can never soar too high.”
– Bill Kloefkorn
5th Grade at Kloefkorn Elementary School is an exciting year! Students will be experiencing an engaging curriculum while also learning to prepare for the middle school environment. We will participate in many different field trips to enrich our curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to take a leadership role at Kloefkorn School by having a partnership with Kindergarten Buddies. Buddies will meet once a month to work collaboratively on learning projects. Finally, students have the opportunity to participate in band, strings, and chorus.
Riley: P.E., Music, Art, Computer Science
Schutte: Art, Computer Science, P.E., Music
Van Gelder: Music, Art, Computer Science, P.E.
We use the McGraw-Hill Wonders in Language Arts.
Reading Units: Eureka! I’ve Got It, Taking the Next Step, Getting From Here to There, It’s Up to You, What’s Next?, Linked In
Spelling: Students will take a pretest of 25 words on the first day of the week, with a post test on the last day of the week. Each student takes an individualized test based on skill level.
Writing Genres: Descriptive Paragraph and Poetry, Personal Narrative/Memoir, Personal Essay, National Park Research
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals
Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Data analysis, probability, and measurement
Social Studies Units: Tribal Nations, European Exploration, Colonial Heritage, Stories of Americans Who Worked for Freedom and Equality
Science Units: Rocks and Minerals, Scientific Investigations, Chemistry, Water and Wetlands
Health Units: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Emotional, Family, and Social Health; Nutrition; Growth and Development
Students are expected to be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible
Students are responsible for organizing and caring for their own supplies. Students will also be responsible for tracking given assignments in their daily planner. Planners are expected to be signed by an adult every night for the first quarter.
Students will be expected to complete homework on a daily basis. All of the assignments written in the students’ planners are homework. Additionally, students can always personal read, practice math facts, and practice spelling words.
This year in 5th grade students will be working on setting personal goals in addition to meeting 5th Grade S.M.A.R.T. Goals.
August 15 – First day of 5th grade!
August 15-17 – PLC Schedule (Dismiss @ 1:33)
August 24 – Saltdogs Field Trip
August 30 – PLC Early Release
September 5 – No School/Labor Day
September 27 – PLC Early Release
October 11 & 13 – Parent Teacher Conferences
October 14 – No School/End of Quarter 1
Links for Home Practice