5th Grade Page




with Mrs. Nyhus


5th graders had a great time at the Patrol Parade and Saints Game last week.  When visiting school, take a look at the planters in front.  5th graders planted them last week and they look great!

Please remember we do not have school Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th.  Enjoy a long Memorial Day Weekend!


Please feel reach out at anytime by email at nyhusm@mmsaschool.org.

- Mrs. Nyhus


Click HERE for the 5th grade weekly schedule.

Click HERE for the current school patrol schedule. 

Click HERE for the 5th graders weekly homework.  This should match what each student
records in his/her assignment notebook.



Our Language Arts curriculum will cover a wide variety of topics.  We will do the majority of our learning through novels such as Wonder and A Long Walk To Water.  We will have a strong spelling curriculum that focuses on the concepts to apply spelling skills to all words along with learning roots.  As always, we will focus on our writing with
the parts of speech and structure throughout the year. 

This week: Students are well into our final class novel, Where the Red Fern Grows.  This week, they will be reading chapters 11 through 18, answering discussion questions, and completing a quiz.  As our final days of school approach, students will be working hard on using everything they have learned to create strong paragraphs and short papers.


Our math work is all encompassing.  We begin the year with a focus on our math facts.  This leads us to a lot of
work with fractions, decimals, and percents.  There will be the beginnings of algebra and fun with geometry.

This week: Students are beginning our final unit - Geometry and Measurement.  This week, we will learn about the metric and customary system for units of length.  We will also spend time on perimeter, area, and volume of rectangular prisms. 


In religion, we learn how we worship as Christians.  We celebrate the Eucharist.  We celebrate God's healing love
and worship God by living in love.

This week: 5th graders had some great discussions last week on our first 3 lessons from PUREly You! Growing God's Way.  This week, we will learn about emotional and spiritual growth.  Please make sure to continue the lessons at home and email me with any questions.


Science gives us a plethora of knowledge!  We will have units on cells and body systems, ecosystems, natural resources, the solar system, simple machines, and so much more!  Science includes a variety of fun experiments
and challenges.

This week: Students will finish learning about Newton's Laws.  They will also be completing labs on how forces affect motion and the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces.


Our social studies is focused on the formation of the United States.  We begin with American Indians along with a research project.  We learn about the colonies, the revolution, and creating the new republic.

This week: We will be looking at two lessons this week: "From Protest to Rebellion" and "The War Begins."  Students have been learning about the colonists resisting British control especially taxation.  We will see that resistance continue to escalate. 


Helpful Student Links - Under Construction!  Topics without a strike are working.


Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom