Nate Latta & Rebecca Faanes

Mrs. Bosse and Mrs. Faanes are eager to share with you the variety of topics you will learn about this year. It is a very busy year filled with fun and excitement. We look forward to seeing you!


Language Arts

  • Houghton Mifflin Reading Anthology
  • Core Literature (a few examples)

5th Grade

  • Hatchet
  • The Sign of the Beaver
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Math – Flexible grouping between 5th grade teachers

  • Glencoe Mathematics (Course 1)
  • Topics (problem solving, algebra, fractions,decimals, geometry, percents, statistics, place value)
  • Students must maintain an 80% average to remain in the advanced math section.

Writing and Genre focused Independent Reading books

  • September – Realistic Fiction
  • October – Mystery
  • November – Historical Fiction
  • December – Fantasy
  • January – Letters of Recommendation, Biography
  • February – Poetry
  • March – Folk Literature
  • April – President Report, Science Fiction
  • May – MadLibs, Classics
  • June – Free Choice

Social Studies

  • State Projects and Hyperstudio (in the Fall)
  • Immigration
  • Native Americans/Exploration
  • Life in the English Colonies/Struggle for Independence
  • Life in a Growing Nation
  • The Presidency and American Government (President or Famous
    American report in Spring)


  • Earth, Physical, and Life Systems (Body Changes Unit)