5th Grade Page




with Mrs. Nyhus


Happy Thanksgiving Week!  Please remember that there is no school Wednesday, November 21st - Monday, November 26th.  Please use this time to finalize Native American Projects and prepare for the Craft and Bake Sale.

Students should have brought home an information sheet about our Annual Craft and Bake Sale.  Please return slips if you are able to help that day!  We also need each student to bring in about 3 dozen crafts or baked goods to sell that day - Thursday, November 29th.  All proceeds are used to purchase Christmas goodies for families in need in our community.

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.


Curriculum Overview for 5th Grade:



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 will be finishing our MegaWords Unit with a spelling test on Tuesday.  We have been working with these words a lot so they should be ready.  We will continue working on our gratitude papers which will come home for Thanksgiving.


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 will be taking a unit test on Tuesday.  This unit was mainly about adding and subtracting decimals.  We also learned about writing numbers in various forms and estimating.  We will review on Monday in preparation for the test.


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: Students will begin learning about confirmation.  They will also be creating prayers of gratitude.


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: We will go over our unit 3 tests and correcting any mistakes.


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: Students will finalize all written work and tri-fold board display items for their Native American Projects.  All pieces will be sent home on Tuesday for students to assemble the boards at home. 

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


Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom