Fifth grade....what a terrific year! It is challenging to translate the sense of energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and sincerity that fills our classroom into words; here is a noble attempt!
Throughout the year we learn to recognize, in one another, the beauty of Christ's unwavering love for us. Cultivating our understanding of what it means to be followers of Christ, and how we are called to actually live our faith is infused into our classroom atmosphere. Fifth grade is a prime time to explore and appreciate the concepts of service, (both locally and globally), stewardship and mission.
Fifth graders have the opportunity to more fully develop interpersonal skills as they work in small groups on a wide variety of academic projects. They often discover some hidden talents and interests as they delve into new areas of study and are challenged to broaden their horizons! The students, at this grade level, also develop more confidence in their own abilities as they work independently. The Omaha Archdiocesan standards guide each core area. I am glad you've taken the opportunity to learn a bit more about St. Mary's School and fifth grade in particular! I invite and encourage you to contact the school if you are seeking more detailed information about our curriculum.
It is an honor to teach at St. Mary's School, and I look forward to sharing my faith and love of learning with my students!