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St. Symphorosa's Fifth Grade Class


Sacraments, Prayer, and Study of the Mass. Altar serving begins in 5th grade, Child Lures, Family Life. Altar serving begins in 5th grade


Plants, biomes, ecosystems, weather and climate, sound energy

Social Studies

U.S. regions, Native Americans, Forming of the United States


The writing process with a concentration on argumentative writing and the eight parts of speech.


Go Math-Place Value, Multiplication, Expressions, Dividing Whole Numbers, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Multiplying Decimals, Dividing Decimals, Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators, Multiplying Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Geometry and Volume, Converting Units of Measure, and Algebra Patterns and Graphing.


The students focus on literary elements through novels, short stories, and picture

books. They connect some of the ideas that we are studying with nonfiction articles

as well. The students have an opportunity to enjoy multiple novels throughout the

year as well.


At St. Symphorosa...

Our goal is to develop critical thinkers with higher order thinking skills that will excel in High School and College.  Grades 5 – 8 make up the Junior High student body.  These grades switch classes where we teachers use a variety of methods to differentiate our instruction to meet their individual needs.  We aim for excellence and success.

My name is Chris Garza and I am proud and excited to be the 5th grade homeroom teacher, as well as the Science teacher for Junior High.  5th graders are taught valuable organizational and study skills while being immersed in a common-core based curriculum.  They learn to work in cooperative groups to practice becoming the problem solvers of tomorrow.  The children’s faith is strengthened as we focus on catechesis and the value of our Catholic identity. 

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