5th Grade Page




with Mrs. Nyhus


Wow - it is hard to believe we are already to MEA and Conferences!  This year is already flying by.  We had a great time at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday.  I emailed out a few pictures of all the fun.


PICTURE RETAKES - Tuesday - Students retaking photos can be out of uniform

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

CONFERENCES - Tuesday from 3:20-8 and Wednesday from 10-6.  Please double check your conference time.  There are many scheduled back to back.

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 are finalizing their spooky stories and illustrations.  We will continue working on Word Roots.  Students can study these roots, suffixes, and prefixes on Quizlet.com.  Students are continuing to read Wonder and starting a new MegaWords list.


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: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting unlike fractions.  We are becoming masters at simplifying fractions.  Students are also working on their multiplication facts.  Please encourage practice at home through games, flash cards, quizzing in the car, etc.


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 be attending Chapel Mass on Monday morning.  We will also continue learning about the Eucharist and parts of the mass.


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 have begun learning all about cells!  Students created plant and animal cell posters for our classroom to help us remember the parts.  We will learn about dominate and recessive traits.  We will also start learning how cells work together.


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 learn about how ancient Greece and Rome influenced Europe.  We will read about the crusades and the Renaissance and find out why Europeans decided to start looking beyond their borders.


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


Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom