Fifth Grade,
Ms. Angela Haluska

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

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!

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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: Early American settlers. 


Language Arts: We are working on literacy centers where each day there is a different area of focus. Each week we will read and focus on a different story.

Math: For extra math practice, log on to  your iXL account:



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

Important Dates:

First day of school is Tuesday, September 4!!