Mrs Stephanie Gray » Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year

Welcome back to another school year! This year I will be teaching 5th grade! I am excited for what our year holds! Welcome back and enjoy learning! 
We will be using Google Classroom this year. There will be more information to come about this. This will be one way to share information, assignments, and to communicate. On this webpage, you will find pictures and other information as well about what we are learning or have completed in class. 

The topics for this year include: 

Science Topics for 5th Grade:

  • Matter
  • How Organisms Change Over Time
  • Animal Development and Survival
  • Ecosystems

Social Studies 5th Grade: 

  • United States History Past and Present
ELA 5th Grade:
We will be using the Wit and Wisdom program this year and the topics include:
  • Wordplay
  • Native Americans
  • Civil War
Scholastic Book Club
If you would like to order books from your child and would prefer to do it online, use the information below.
Connect to Our Class Page:
Shop the flyers with your child:

All books ship to the class, and I hand them out to the kids to take home.

Class Code: JD4CZ

You may also choose to send the money in with your child as well. I will also send the flyers home to look at if you prefer. 

Supply List this Year

Grade 5

- 1 spiral subject notebook

- lots of pencils

- pencil top erasers or extra erasers

-Earbuds or headphones 

-3 hold punched notebook paper 

(wide ruled is best) 

- 2 inch 3 ring binder (2 of these) 

- a few black or blue pens



Career Fair Project

We are busy working on our Career Fair projects. Check out the 5th grade section often to see more about it and to view pictures of their work before and during presentations. 

Week of May 24, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, there is still a lot of learning to take place. In middle school science, we are working on finishing up the last weather and climate assessment and we have started to learn about space. We will finish the year put learning about space. 
In 5th grade, we are continuing to learn about the Civil War and finish our year learning about this. We are working on our Career Fair projects and will present these to the school on June 2. We are learning about ecosystems, matter cycles, and what plants need to grow in science class. 
A look ahead: 
Tuesday, May 26: 5th and 8th will take the Science Session 1 MEA Test 
Wednesday, May 27: 7th will take the Math NWEA 
                     8th will take the Reading NWEA 
                     5th/6th will take the Language NWEA 
Thursday, May 28 : 5th and 8th will take the Science Session 2 MEA Test 
                Softball Game at Ella Lewis @ 4
Monday, May 31: No School
Tuesday, June 1: 5th and 8th will take the Science Session 3 and Questionnaire MEA Test 
Wednesday, June 2: 4th/5th Present PBL Career Fair Projects 
Wednesday, June 9: 8th Grade Promotion @6pm 
Friday, June 11: Last Day of School 

It is that time of year again and the 5th graders have started their planting unit. We are in week 2 of it and we have started to see a little growth! Exciting! Check out the 5th grade section to see more. 

Upcoming Information

1. April Food Drive

We will be collecting non-perishable items during the month of April to benefit The Community Closet in Ellsworth. Donations may be brought in any day!! The class who brings in the most donations will win an extra recess and a small treat!

 Week of April 5th - RAMEN

Week of April 12th - canned veggies

Week of April 26th - pasta & sauce

2. April 19 - 23 Spring Break 

3. April 29th starting at 5:15 - Literacy and Math spring family fun night! The After-School program will be providing a fun snack. This event will be via zoom, but it will still be FUN!

Week of March 1

Welcome to a new month! It is a rainy start to this Monday morning but we are busy learning! 
This month the 5th graders are learning about the Westward expansion and how the white settlers impacted the lives of Native Americans. In science, we are learning about survival of the fittest. 
This week in middle school we are finishing our unit about Earth's resources. We will work the rest of the month on our Weather and Climate unit. 
A look at the week: 
Tuesday - Home Game for Basketball 
Wednesday - Zoom Open House for 8th graders going to Sumner (You have an email from Mrs. Gray for the link if you are attending.) This is 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 
Thursday - Away Game at Mountain View 
Just a reminder that March 19, 2021 is a PD day for teachers and there is no school for students. 
Have a terrific week! 

It is a rainy Monday morning but we are hard at work. This morning we are learning about survival of the fittest. The 5th graders have different items to use to represent the mouths of animals. They have to try to get as many beans as possible in a certain amount of time and then determine which type would allow you to survive better! Check out the 5th grade section to see more. 
Being a Paleontologist is hard work and the 5th graders were hard at work this morning digging up their "fossils". Check out the 5th grade section to see more!