5th Grade Page




with Mrs. Nyhus


Our field trip to the Children's Theatre and Minneapolis Institute of Art is this Thursday, November 8th. Students need to bring a bag lunch.  We will eating between the play and our art tour.

Students should have brought home an information sheet about our Annual Craft and Bake Sale.  Please return slips if you are able to help that day!  We also need each student to bring in some crafts or baked goods to sell that day - Thursday, November 29th.

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. 

Click HERE for the 5th graders weekly homework.  This should match what each student records in his/her assignment notebook.


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: Students will be finishing up our novel, Wonder.  We will continue working on our MegaWords unit and learning all about verbs.  Our work with 5 paragraph papers continues with a focus on gratitude.


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: Students will be reviewing adding and subtracting decimals.  As the week goes on, we will be working on multiplying and dividing decimals.  Please continue working with your student on their multiplication facts!


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: Students will continue learning about the sacrament of baptism.  We will also spend time focused on the Eucharist.


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 be exploring how our bodies move, breathe, and circulate blood.  Then students will be learning about how our bodies digest food, remove wastes, and send messages.


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: Students will be spending time working on their Native American Projects.  Please keep an eye on the calendar in order to help stay on task!


Helpful Student Links - Under Construction!  Topics without a strike are working.


Social Studies Book

Math Book

Science Book

Google Classroom