Fifth Grade


Ms. Melissa MacLean
5thgrade@stlinusschool.com


Things Parents Can Do At Home To Help Your Children Prepare for Fifth Grade

  • Ask your children about school and take an interest in what they are learning.
  • Help them make good nutritional choices and get adequate rest to fuel growing minds and bodies.
  • Set limits on the amount of television they watch, hand-held electronics they play, and exposure to any flat-screen viewing.

Highlights of Fifth Grade

  • Switching classes with 4th grade teacher for Social Studies, Reading, & English instruction in preparation for Middle School
  • Field Trips
  • Mass ‘Buddies’ with a 1st grade student
  • Geography Bee
  • Spelling Bee
  • IOWA testing
  • Voting for Student Council representatives
  • Whole group, small group, and individual instruction
  • Emphasis on building organizational skills, including use of planners

Core Curriculum & Activities

  • Daily
  • Catholic Religion
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Weekly
  • Computer Class, emphasizing practical use of Microsoft Office
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Study Skills
  • Faith-Based Activities
  • Weekly Mass
  • Altar Servers
  • Children’s Choir
  • Seasonal Devotions
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Epiphany Play
  • Saturday Activity Days based on the Liturgical Calendar
  • Jesus Adoration Club
  • Family Mass
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • CYO Sports
  • Chess Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Drama Club
  • Coding Club

Homework

Homework is viewed as an opportunity to reinforce newly-mastered skills and more fully absorb knowledge presented during the school day.

  • Students can anticipate an average of 10-15 minutes of work per evening per grade level.
  • If there is an evening of “no homework”, we suggest home reinforcement of basic skills, such as reading and math.
  • Guidelines for each grade level and ideas for reinforcement opportunities are communicated at the beginning of the school year.

Communication

Parents tell us that they appreciate the quick response and many ways we stay in touch as we partner in your child’s growth.

We welcome your phone call, e-mail, or notes about daily happenings or specific concerns.

  • “The Monday Mailing” carries the weekly school newsletter, flyers for special events and information about school, parish, and community activities.
  • StLinus.info/school has the handbook, upcoming meetings and events, contact information, and useful links.
  • Additional informational resources are provided regularly.

Opportunities for Family Involvement

  • Assist with daily lunch periods
  • Assist in classroom activities
  • Assist in religious education program
  • Attend & participate in a Field Trip
  • Provide review and enrichment activities for skills learned throughout the school day at home
  • And many, many more!

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