Fifth Grade Homeroom

Religion: The fifth grade Class uses Sadiler "We Believe".  The topics covered are

  • Jesus Christ Shares His Life with Us
  • Confirmation and Eucharist Complete our Initiation
  • The Sacraments of Healing Restore Us
  • We Love and Serve as Jesus Did

Math: The fifth grade class uses the Big Ideas Math.  The topics covered are

  • Place Value Concepts
  • Numerical Expressions
  • Add and Subtract Decimals
  • Multiply Whole Numbers
  • Multiply Decimals
  • Divide Whole Numbers
  • Divide Decimals
  • Add and Subtract Fractions
  • Multiply Fractions
  • Divide Fractions
  • Convert and Display Units of Measure
  • Patterns in the Coordinate Plane
  • Undertand Volume
  • Classify Two-Dimentional Shapes


Grade 5: The fifth grade class used Science Fusion.  The topics covered are

  • How Scientists Work
  • The Engineering Process
  • Cell to Body Systems
  • How Living Things Grow and Reproduce
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy and Ecosystems
  • Natural Resources
  • Change's to Earth's Surface
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Fossils
  • Earth's Oceans
  • The Solar System and the Universe
  • Matter
  • Light and Sound
  • Forces and Motion

Grades 6, 7 and 8: The 6-8 grades uses Science Fusions that are broken into specialized topics.  The topics for the 2020-2021 school year are

Cells and Heredity

  • The Characteristics of Cell
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Levels of Cellular Organization
  • Homeostasis and Cell Process
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respitation
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Sexual and AsexuaL Reproduction
  • Heredity
  •  Punnett Squares and Pedigrees
  • DNA Structures
  • Biotechnology

The Diversity of Living Things

  • Introduction to Living Things
  • Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • The History of Life on Earth
  • Classification of living Things
  • Archaea, Bacteria and viruses
  • Protist and Fungi
  • Introduction to plants
  • Plant Processes
  • Introduction to Animals
  • Animal Behavior

Ecology and the Environment

  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Poles in Energy Transfer
  • Popular Dynamics
  • Interactions in Communities
  • Land Biomes
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Energy and Matter in Ecosystem
  • Human Activity and Ecosystems
  • Earth's Support of Life
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonrenewable Energy Resources
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Managing Resources
  • Human Impact on Water
  • Human Impact on Land
  • Human Impact on the Atmoshere
  • Protecting Earth's Water Land and Air



Meet Mrs. Reynolds


My  name is Mrs. Reynolds. I am a certified teacher in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I am also a Highly Qualified Teacher.  This is my 3rd year here at MSMA.  I have been teaching for 14 years.  I teach Science to grades 5-8.  I also teach grade 5 Math and Religion.

When I am not in school I enjoy going to the theater.  I love cruising with my family and friends.  Listening to music and reading is a great way to spend the day.  I have a great husband and a 23 year old son.  We also have a retired greyhound racer named Grizzly.



My Schedule

7:30-8:00 Students arrive

8:00-8:30 Religion

8:30-9:15 5th Grade Language Arts

9:15-9:30 Snack

9:30-10:15 5th Grade Math

10:15-11:00 5th Grade Science (M-W-F)

Tuesday Spanish

Thursday 7/8 Grade Science

11:05-11:30 Recess

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:45 6th Grade Science

12:45-1:30 7/8 Grade Science

1:30-2:20 Monday Targeted Instruction

                Tuesday 5th Grade Science

                Wednesday Specials

                Thursday 5th Science

                Friday Friday Family  Meeting

2:20-2:30 Get ready to leave, Prayer and Dismissal