The 5 5th grade teachers dressed in their circus themed shirt in the John Ross front lobby.

From left to right:

Cathy Javorsky: 726-4149

Leslie Douglass:  726-4145

Trudy Penning:  726-4151

Stephanie Kapraun:  726-4170

Elisha Herndon: 726-4147


As a John Ross 5th grader, you will continue your education with active learning in and out of the classroom.  In math, you will explore the world of fractions and their relationships to decimals and percentages.  You will also relate perimeter, volume, and area to the real world while also continuing to master number sense, patterns and algebraic reasoning, geometry, data analysis, and problem solving.

Fifth grade students have the privilege of becoming skilled writers during the year, through the use of brainstorming, outlining, revising, editing, and publishing.  We focus on three types of writing:  Narrative, Informative, and Opinion.

In reading the students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, predict and appreciate texts.  We will be reading Blood on the RiverTrumpet of the Swan and Among The Hidden.

The History of our Nation is deciphered as students study the 13 Colonies, American Indians, and the Revolutionary War through the use of history books, a guest speaker, and a full day of reflection during our yearly event, Colonial Market Day.

In Science, students will study the life processes and interactions among living things. Students will also learn the structures of the earth, atmosphere, and our solar system. They will engage in investigations with different forms of matter, and mixtures and solutions. We will use the engineering process to complete and present projects for Cain’s Arcade Day.