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, The 6 grades uses Science Fusions that are broken into specialized topics.  

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 Respiration
  • 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 Atmosphere
  • Protecting Earth's Water Land and Air

Grades 7 and 8:

The Dynamic Earth:

  • Earth's spheres
  • weathering
  • erosion and deposition by water
  • erosion and depostion by wind, ice and gravity
  • soil formation
  • Geologic change over time
  • relative dating
  • absolute dating
  • the geologic time scale
  • minerals
  • the rock cycle
  • three classes of rock
  • the Earth's layers
  • plate tectonics
  • mountain building
  • volcanoes
  • earthquakes
  • measuring earthquake waves`



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 4th year here at MSMA.  I have been teaching for 15 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.



5th Grade Schedule

7:30-8:00 Students arrive

8:00-8:30 Religion

8:30-9:15 5th Math

9:15-9:30 Snack

9:30-10:15 5th Social Studies with Mrs. True

10:15-11:00 5th Grade Language Arts with Mrs. Girard

11:00-11:45 5th Grade Science with Mrs. Reynolds (M-TH)

Friday Music

11:45-12:10 Language Arts Targeted Instruction

12:10-12:40 Lunch

12:40-1:10 Recess

1:10-1:50 Specials Monday Art

                Tuesday Spanish

                Wednesday Technology

                Thursday PE

                Friday Spanish

1:50-2:20  Monday Targeted Instruction

Tuesday- Writing with Mrs. Ell

Wednesday Praise Band/ Targeted Instruction

Thursday Targeted Instruction

Friday Friday Family Meeting

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