What is Happening in 5M

October 12th, 2017:

"I loved our field trip this week, we went to the zoo for a fire safety lesson. I liked the part where they used the jaws of life on the cars!"



"My favorite thing about this week was the field trip. We got to see the smokehouse, animals, jaws of life, and the fire trucks. It was so cool. We also had father Bernie teach us about social studies/religion. It was really cool."



“My favorite thing about our field trip was the electricity demonstration, it was really cool because they cooked hot dogs to demonstrate the electricity going through your heart."



Check out one of the Aircraft demonstrations from our field trip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_4famMc8lA&feature=youtu.be


October 6th, 2017:

"Some fun things about this week were,my volleyball team won our game,Mrs.Garton got to find out if her baby was a boy or a girl, he is a boy, and we got a new student in our class, Briana. We also find out our parts in our 3rd,4th,and 5th grade Christmas play.This week was pretty fun!"

- Hannah


"Fun things about this week are...we got to see if Mrs. Garton has a boy or girl! We got a new student: Brianna! Now we have 22 students in our class. Then, we won our volleyball game against the second place team now we are still in first! Next, Mrs. Greenway announced the play cast and I got Nina. Then, my friend, Hannah Palmer, got glasses. Also, we have a field trip coming up. We are going to the Sedgwick County Zoo. We are going to see the animals and a fire prevention activity."




Fall is here and we are enjoying life in 5th grade! September has come and gone and we are learning more every day! October will be busy as we have lots of activities going on! I am looking forward to seeing all the parents and talk about how great your students are at Parent Teacher Conferences. Here are some important dates for this month to mark on your calendar:

4th: Class Mass, Confessions

6th: Adoration


10th: Fire Prevention Adventure Field Trip 

12th: End of 1st Quarter

13th: NO SCHOOL!

21st: Family Fun Night @ 6:00-8:30 

24th: Class Mass

26th: Parent Teacher Conferences

27th: Spirit Day!

30th: NO SCHOOL! Parent Teacher Conferences


In English Language Arts, we will be working with a variety of text formats and genres. As we read we are practicing our fluency and expression to become better readers. We are still working with our parts of sentences in grammar focusing on verbs this month. We also will be continuing work on our short stories learning how to write dialogue and add in descriptive details. With the end of the quarter quickly approaching, please make sure your students are reading their AR books at home so they can take tests when they come to school. They need 10 points by the end of the first quarter.

In Social Studies, we have been working hard learning about the Age of Exploration and the Explorers. This month, we will be finishing our Pocket Books about the different explorers and then diving into the colonization of the United States. We will be doing a colonization simulation to wrap up the month.




Wow! We are in full swing in 5M! As we settle into life as 5th graders, we have been able to create an awesome classroom community! I have loved getting know each of your students and can't wait to see where this year takes them! 

In ELA we are working with different passages to practice our fluency and expression when reading aloud as well as digging deeper into genres like dramas. In spelling we have worked on short vowel sounds and long "a" and long "e." Grammar has been a review of parts and types of sentences. 

In Social Studies, we are learning about early American civilizations. We have learned about the Native American groups that settled across the United States. Next up is the Age of Exploration and all the various explorers! We have been working with Weekly Readers each week to supplement our social studies curriculum. These take the form of a newspaper with articles and the activities for the students to read and do. 

If you would like to donate to our classroom we could still use the following items:

  • Paper products (Towels, plates, cups, etc.)
  • Baby wipes
  • Clorox wipes

Thank you to those of you that have already brought supplies! It is greatly appreciated!

Important dates this month:


8th: Book Orders due!



Welcome to the 5th Grade


Ms. Emma Miller