5th grade class home page

Welcome to Ms. McDermott's Class! 

Meet the Teacher

Hello and welcome to fifth grade! I am very excited to be teaching in my third year here at St. Christopher School. I received a B.A. in Education with a content focus in English from St. Louis University. I have sought out continuing education courses to help me grow professionally. As a graduate of St. Christopher, this school has held a special place in my heart since I was a child. I am always impressed by the strength and determination of our parents, students, and staff to keep St. Chris growing.

January Update

Please remember to keep up-to-date on your child's progress using PowerSchool.

All supplies should be brought to school everyday to make sure your child is successful. School supplies may need to be replenished.

Here are some important dates to mark on the calendar for January.   

Jan. 7:School resumes 

Jan. 14: 2nd trimester progress reports 

Jan. 16: Portillo's fundraiser for 8th grade 

Jan. 18: pizza day 

Jan. 20: Spelling Bee grades 4-8 in unit D 

Jan. 21: No school

Jan. 27: Catholic Schools' Week Mass 9:30am 

             open house/ book fair 10:30-12:30

Jan. 28, 30: Scholastic book fair 

Jan. 30: Grandparents'/ special persons' day 

Keep February 10 on the calendar! This is the 4th/5th grade family mass. All students must attend the 9:30am mass!

Academic Updates


  • 5th grade is having fun with fractions!  
  • 4th grade is studying probability and will soon start fractions.    
  • **Fourth and fifth graders will continue to take times tests to practice their 0-12 multiplication facts. Please continue to study these every night at home. 


  • 5th grade is exploring nouns.   
  • 4th grade is exploring nouns. 


  • 5th grade is studying the human body.     


  • 5th grade is focusing on the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. 


  • 5th grade will continue to follow the chapters in the spelling book and strengthen their phonics skills.

Additional Reminders

Fifth graders should remember to stay organized and study nightly to be successful in all subjects. Failure to turn in homework will result in a late notice. Please stay on top of the homework! Focusing in class is key! 

Specials Schedule

Monday: Music                               

Tuesday:  Computers

Wednesday: Art     *Mass day-no jeans day passes to be used 

Thursday: P.E. (wear gym uniform)                                          

Friday: Library

Classroom Rules and Expectations
These rules and expectations are posted in the classroom. Students developed the rules themselves, outlining the areas they want to focus on this year. The students have signed the document and will be held accountable for these expectations. 

  • Help others. 
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Be respectful to adults and classmates.
  • No fighting/arguing. 
  • Respect others' property.
  • Be kind to others.
  • No bullying and stand up when others are doing something wrong. 
  • No talking behind someone's back/ no gossiping.
  • Think before you speak.

Helpful Links

 Google Drive login

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Class Documents

Title Upload Date
Book it! Reading Log Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Last modified: 01-08-2019