Fifth Grade, Ms. Angela Haluska

Hey all! My name is Angela Haluska and I am so excited to join the Holy Cross family and to be teaching 5th grade next year! I grew up in Clackamas, Oregon and graduated from  Portland State University with a degree in Child and Family Studies.  While attending Portland State University, I was a goalkeeper on the women's soccer team (GO VIKS!). I graduated with my Masters in Education  from Portland State University in June, 2017. I am so excited to join Mrs. Johnson and the rest of the Holy Cross Staff for the 2017-2018 school year and to get to know all of the students. We are going to have such a wonderful time in fifth grade! I can't wait to see all of the growth and learning that will go on in our classroom!

What is Going On in Our Classroom

The first couple of weeks are all about creating a community within our classroom. We will learn to work together as a team, as well as learn the rules, and procedures of everyday activities in the classroom. 


Some curriculum highlights of the year:

In science, students will explore the universe and outerspace, as well as the ecosystems on earth! In language arts, students will be working on research papers, narratives, and opinion writing. language arts throughout the year will tie into what we are learning about in other subjects, especially social studies and science. social studies, social studies is a huge part of the curriculum in 5th grade! Students will be learning about the 50 states, U.S. Government, American Revolution, and early explorers of  America. 


What are we learning now:

Social studies: Explorers- Christopher Columbus, Magellan, and Cortez.

Science: Space

Language Arts: Book Study on Frindle. Students will be working on predictions, summarizing, character descriptions, parts of a story, and plot. 

Math: Multiplication of multi digit numbers.  We will be starting a new math program, iXL which we will start ASAP! Super excited  to get it going!




I will be posting pictures of our class and the activities  we are doing throughout the year. Keep updated by following us!

Important Dates

October 13- No school for students!




"We are the light of the world" -Matthew 5:14


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