Fifth Grade, Ms. Sally Butzer

Ms. Sally Butzer

Holy Cross Teacher Circles (175 x 175 px) (6)

Years Experience: 

Years at Holy Cross: 1

B.A. English Literature
M.A. Teaching


My name is Sally Butzer, and I am so excited to join the Holy Cross community as the new fifth-grade teacher. I grew up in North Portland and attended Catholic school through high school at St. Mary's Academy (Go Blues!). I graduated from Knox College with a degree in English Literature, then completed the PACE program at the University of Portland with my Master of Arts in Teaching. I taught fifth grade at St. Mary's School in Boise, ID, before moving home to Portland this May. In my free time, I like to run in the forest, drink coffee, hand quilt, and read!

Holy Cross Fifth Grade

Important Dates


Curriculum Highlights

Language Arts: 

  • Quoting text accurately when explaining what the text says, and when drawing inferences
  • Critical Thinking, and integrating information from several texts on the same topic
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Comprehension and reading fluency


  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Finding the lowest common denominator


  • SLE's
  • Second Step
  • God's Creation
  • Sacraments
  • Parts of Mass
  • The Church's Message
  • The Mystery of the Trinity


  • Properties of Matter
  • Ecosystems
  • Water cycle and water on the Earth.

Social Studies:

  • 13 Colonies
  • American Revolution
  • The US states
  • Biztown