Welcome to Grade 5 with Mrs.Cynthia Kenny! I have been a Catholic school teacher for 35+ years. My three sons and I are all graduates of St. Nicholas School. In addition to the standard 5th grade topics, I also teach math to our 6th graders.
The math curriculum used by the school is that of the Archdiocese of Newark's Schools Office. The Archdiocese uses a curriculum that is carefully evaluated and mapped from Kindergarten through high school to ensure all topics are taught in a smooth progression that challenges all students. Our math curriculum meets or exceeds the Common Core Curriculum Standards adopted across the United States. Curriculum Overview: Click here then scroll down for details.
All students participate in one or more service projects each year, serving a diversity of causes:seniors, impoverished children, supporting our missionaries, cancer charities, animal charities, and many others. In March, our class again coordinated a school-wide Math-a-Thon to benefit sick children at St. Jude's Research Hospital. This project brought in $3600 to help provide services for these children. We successfully surpassed our previous goal of $3500!
All students are encouraged to continue working online at IXL.com to sharpen Math and Language Arts skills throughout the summer months! Here's the link: https://www.ixl.com/
Taken altogether the total experience delivers on our school mission: To embrace, nurture, and educate all God's children preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the Gospel values of faith, hope, and love.
My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org