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 be apart of the Holy Cross Community again this 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. This is my second year teaching at Holy Cross, and I am so excited to have started a new school year! 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 this year!

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Some curriculum highlights of the year:

Language Arts: 

  • Using direct evidence from the text to support your thinking.
  • Asking "thick", critical thinking questions to better understand the text.
  • Novel studies and book groups.
  • Comprehension and reading fluency


  • Decimals (place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing)
  • Fractions
  • Coordinate Planes/graphing
  • Measurement of 3D shapes.


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


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

Social Studies:

  • Explorers of the 14oo's
  • Settlements in America
  • 13 Colonies
  • American Revolution
  • The US states

What are we learning now:

Social studies:

  •  Colonial America-The 13 Colonies, memorable people, and memorable colonies.
  • The American Revolution


  • Properties of matter
  • Physical states of matter

Language Arts:

  • Novel Study: "Johnny Tremain"
  • Literacy Centers
  • Opinion writing



  • 10 Commandments
  • Ways to worship God
  • Methods of Prayer
  • Living out the SLE's



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

Important Dates:

BizTown field trip- March 19th!