Grade 5 (2)

March and April Happenings Grade 5 -2

Religion: We will be discussing the seasons of Lent and Easter, and examining the Stations of the Cross and Jesus’ passion.

Science: We will finish our unit on Food Webs and begin a unit on our “Watery Planet” This includes the water cycle, water as a natural resource, and natural disasters involving water.

Social Studies: We will continue researching Black History, finish our Explorer Unit, and then begin a unit on Early English Settlements.

 Ms. Paula Sterner


I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach your fifth grader this year.  My teaching philosophy is that EVERY STUDENT can learn, EVERY STUDENT has unique talents, and EVERY STUDENT can grow.  It is my job to give students the tools they need to succeed! 

This year, your fifth grader will master the “4 C’s”:  Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking.  Students will be taught to use these skills in every subject, which will enhance their learning experience and set them up for success in my classroom and beyond.

Our theme this year is “You Can Do Great Things!”  We will spend a lot of time learning about different people, those of different cultures and abilities, and learn about perseverance and acceptance.  This theme will overlap every subject- Reading and ELA, Social Studies, Science, and Math, as students learn the content required by the New York State Standards.  An emphasis will be placed on writing, again in every subject- even Math!  Your student will be given opportunities to complete creative and meaningful projects and will learn to take control of their own learning.  Our class will also learn about giving back to our community and will take part in projects that are important to them.

Please check back here often and check your email for updates.  I look forward to working with you and your child to make this a very successful year!



Ms. Paula Sterner - Grade 5 (2)