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5th Grade

Fifth grade at Colfax Charter is an academically challenging and eventful year. Not only are we ensuring that our students meet the state standards, we are also preparing them for the transition into middle school. We engage in a rigorous curriculum, that promotes independent learning and strong study skills. We also focus on the development of the whole child, so that each student leaves Colfax feeling self-confident, compassionate toward others, and motivated to succeed.

The fifth grade curriculum consists of an in-depth study of Language Arts and Math with an integration of Social Studies, Science, Health, Technology, Art and Physical Education. Language Arts encompasses vocabulary development, writing, and the reading and analyzing of literature and informational text. Mathematics, at the fifth grade level, covers a broad range of concepts, including basic computation, number sense with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and a problem solving.

Last but not least, there are many exciting events that occur during this last year of elementary school. Colfax fifth graders get the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Science curriculum with a fun-filled overnight trip to Pali Camp in Running Springs, CA. They research, plan and execute on their own, an Earth Day Celebration, teaching younger students how to take care of the Earth through lessons, games and activities. They involve themselves in many campus-wide activities, including Student Government, Science Olympiad, Spelling Bee, and performances. Finally, they get to say goodbye to their beloved Colfax by being a part of a thoughtfully planned and orchestrated culmination ceremony. 

5th Grade Staff
Colfax 5th Grade Teachers 2023-24: Ms. Shapiro, Ms. Zaldivar, Ms. Craven, Ms. Alexander, Ms. Martellaro
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Erin Alexander Teacher
Gail Craven Teacher
Sara Zaldivar Teacher
Camille Martellaro Teacher