5th Grade Page




with Mrs. Nyhus


We have another busy week ahead!  We will continue our NWEA Testing with math this week.  Please make sure students are getting a good night's sleep and some nutritious brain food. 


Monday: 5th graders start patrolling

Tuesday: Math Testing during Computer class and Parent Information Night at 6:30

Wednesday: Professional photographer on campus

Thursday: Picture Day!

Friday: Meeting our Preschool Buddies and finishing NWEA Math

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. 


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: We will be learning about pronoun agreement in our writing.  We will finish our unit on nouns and pronouns with some practice activities and a quiz.  This week, we will continue reading our class novel, Wonder, working with Latin Roots, and using our Megawords curriculum to help us learn compound words.


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: 5th graders are in our fractions unit!  We have been talking about equivalent fractions.  This week, we will compare fractions, add and subtract mixed numbers, and add unlike fractions.  Please keep practicing multiplication facts at home!


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: We will have Chapel Mass on Tuesday and Mass on Wednesday.  We will be diving into our text for the year and learning about our call to be one family under God.


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 begin the week with a lab on performing a controlled experiment.  We will spend the remainder of the week learning about the different tools scientists use when learning about the natural world.


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: This week, we will be exploring the first cultures of North America.  Students will begin seeing connections to our text and our River Rendezvous field trip.


Helpful Student Links


Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom