• The 5th Grade Teachers Welcome You

    School Mission: Copper Creek students will think critically, respect diversity and value collaboration.

  • Daily Schedule:

    8:30 - 9:15      Specials

    9:15 - 9:25      Recess

    9:30 - 11:00    Block 1

    11:00 - 11:15  Recess

    11:15 - 11:45  Lunch

    11:45 - 1:15    Block 2

    1:15 - 1:45      RTI

    1:45 - 3:12     Block 3


    Fifth Grade 2021/22 Supply List             

    For Student Use:

    2 -  1” 3 ring binders


    Pencil Pouch

    Highlighters (2 different colors)

    White Board Markers

    Thin Colored Markers

    Colored Pencils

    Pointed Metal Scissors

    7 Single Subject Spiral Notebooks (Don’t put names on them please.) 

    Covered Pencil Sharpener

    1-Black Sharpie


    For Class Use:

    Paper Towels 

    Clorox Wipes


    #2 Pencils

    Wide Ruled or College Ruled Notebook Paper

    Box of Clear Sheet Protectors

    Glue Sticks

    White Board Markers


    Ream of Copy Paper (white or colored)

    ***Please do not purchase a Desktop Organizer.***

    “Arizona law requires that public schools provide supplies required for academic success.  This list represents optional, supplementary items which you may supply at your discretion.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school.”




    To Get Onto Google Docs:

    1. Go onto Google Chrome (or other search engine)

    2.  Type:  google.com

    3.  On the upper right side click on:  Sign In

    4.  When logging in, remember to use your username@learner.dvusd.org

    5.  On the upper right side click on: little box of 9 squares

    6.  Click on triangle:  Drive

    7.  If typing a new document, click on NEW and click Google Docs

    8.  If opening an existing document, click on the document and finish typing :) 

  • Birthdays:  We love having birthday treats in class and celebrating your child's special day, but please remember that we are not able to have any treats with nuts.  We have many students with severe nut/peanut allergies and we want to keep all of them healthy and safe.  All birthday treats must be store-bought.  Birthday Buckets are available for you to order from the cafeteria.  


     Teaching Philosophy:

    The 5th grade teachers believe that all students are active learners.  We teach as facilitators.  Every student is able to learn and deserves to learn in a safe environment.  Our goal is to instill the love and enthusiasm for learning by motivating and exciting the students. 


    In the past, a student's education did not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers for their future. Schools throughout the country are working to improve teaching and learning to ensure that all children will graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful.  Teaching the Common Core Standards will prepare your child for the future.  

5th Grade Team

    Claudine Balko             
    Deborah  Drey
    Deanna Rainer








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