Highlights of 5th Grade:
- Point Reyes Camping Trip
- State Reports
- Colonial Presentations
- Extended Curricula
About Mrs. Momsen
Mrs. Momsen has been teaching 5th grade at St. Francis since 1996. She attended St. Francis Solano grades 1-8 and graduated in 1986. She continued on to Justin-Siena High School in Napa, graduating with highest honors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, as well as, a Multi-Subject credential from Dominican University. While in the credential program, she received the Future Teacher of the Year Award, the Paul Douglas Scholarship, and the Phi Delta Kappa Excellence in Student Teaching Award. She was voted into the Cambridge Who’s Who of teachers for the year 2008-2009. In the spring of
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Fifth Grade Language Arts
In this grade, the focus is on reading comprehension, understanding literary devices, and character development using the core literature books. Students are taught to respond to literature with descriptive writing and proper essay paragraph format, as well as how to use
The standards taught
5th grade students study human body systems – such as the circulatory system, the pulmonary system and the digestive system. Weather, extreme climatic events and states of matter are also a part of the 5th-grade curriculum.
This year is all about early American History from the time the first humans arrived up to the revolution. Special attention is given to the states and the colonial time period.
Religion is taught using the Santa Rosa Diocesan text I