Welcome to 5th Grade

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  • Welcome to 5th Grade, here is a general overview of our program! We have extremely high expectations for each student!

         In fifth grade we use flexible grouping in order to provide students with challenging instruction and to allow them to work with a variety of different individuals. The fifth grade teachers have received training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Mathematics, and Technology Integration. We meet the needs of a diverse group of students because of our different teaching styles.
    We begin our day with a morning meeting to build community and foster relationships in the classroom. Subjects are integrated into our six units of inquiry based on the organizing themes of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. These subjects include literacy, writer's workshop, science, social studies, physical education, the arts, and Chinese. Math is taught as a standalone. We integrate technology daily throughout these subjects.
    Students help direct the inquiry which drives instruction. They are asked to take ownership of their learning by continually assessing and reflecting on their work. We hold high expectations for our students. This includes completing homework assignments in a timely manner, reading each evening for 30 - 60 minutes, and internalizing the profiles and attitudes of the Primary Years Programme.

    The 5th Grade Team

    Nicky Napierala and  Tani Winther
    The number at school is 651-293-8770.
    Mrs. Nicky Napierala (nicole.napierala@spps.org)
    Ms. Tani Winther (tani.winther@spps.org)