5th

Welcome to Fifth Grade

  • Fifth grade is a safe, caring, welcoming community of mutual respect that engages in competent, quality instruction to encourage students to reach their highest level of potential as life-long learners in the twenty-first century. Fifth grade is both a challenging and exciting year for students. Organization, study techniques, and setting goals are all skills that students work on continually throughout the year. Students are responsible for keeping their own assignment notebook, turning in homework on time, developing time management skills, and planning and completing many projects. These skills are necessary for their success in middle school and are practiced daily in fifth grade. Technology is integrated throughout all curriculum areas. Each teacher has a smart board and a student laptop cart. They also have a document camera.

    Students will learn 5th grade curriculum from three teachers that specialize in academic areas. In math, we will focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. We will also learn more about geometry and the basics of algebra. In reading we will be focusing on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Using the writing process, students will compose pieces of writing that will cover the following genres: Personal Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry, Research Report, Imaginative Narrative, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and Argumentative. In science students will be engaged in the use of simple machines, the study of the human body, using mixtures and solutions, and probing the Sun, Moon and Stars. In social studies students will delve into the early explorers traveling through the Revolutionary War.

    Working together, we will make this your child's best year yet.

Teacher Phone number Email
Debbie Erbstoesser 602-467-6193 debbie.erbstoesser@dvusd.org
Candy Woodward 602-467-6194 candy.woodward@dvusd.org
Dan Smith 602-467-6194 dan.smith@dvusd.org