5/6 Grade News


    May 16 - 20



    • Fifth grade students will have their lesson on human growth and development this Wednesday, May 18. Please click here to see the letter that was sent to parents last week for more information.
    • CCA's summer sports camps registration is now open. Please click here for more information.
    • CCA's Fun Run is scheduled for May 20.
    • Please join us for the Art & Music Festival this Thursday, May 19.


Social Studies - Mrs. Tench

  • 5th Grade:
    Unit 6- Civil War

    Summarize the important events in Abraham Lincoln’s early life. (RI.5.2)
    Analyze and predict how these events might have shaped Lincoln’s character and actions as president. (RI.5.2)
    Understand the meaning of the following domain-specific vocabulary: constitutional. (RI.5.4)
    Explain how the Dred Scott decision, John Brown’s raid, and the election of 1860 increased the disagreements between the North and the South. (RI.5.2)
    Explain the issues and significance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. (RI.5.2)
    Explain the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s “A house divided” speech. (RI.5.2)
    Understand the meaning of the following domain-specific vocabulary: Supreme Court, exercise, endure, dissolve, natural rights, and arsenal. (RI.5.4)

    6th Grade:
    Unit 8- Early Russia and Feudal Japan

    Describe Russia’s early roots. (RI.5.2)
    Explain the impact of the Vikings on Russia. (RI.5.2)
    Summarize Christianity’s spread in Russia. (RI.5.2)|
    Understand the meaning of the following domain-specific vocabulary: time zone, empire, Slav, tribute, missionary, and noble. (RI.5.4)
    Describe the impact of the Mongol invasion on Russia. (RI.5.2)
    Summarize the rise of Moscow. (RI.5.2)
    Understand the meaning of the following domain-specific vocabulary: steppe, Turkic, and strategic, and the phrase “Grand Prince.” (RI.5.4)

Math - Mr. Loomis

  • Your student can access their textbook online using the following link: Saxon Math Online Textbook

    Here is a look at the concepts that will be covered this week as well as any upcoming assessments:

    5th Grade: 

    - This week we will work on multiplying and dividing integers. Then we will look at how to find a whole when a fraction or a percent is known.

    6th Grade:  Quiz over lesson presentation Wednesday. Power-Up Test on Order of Operations Wednesday.

    - This week we will be finsh our lesson presentations that we created last week: L93: 2-Step Equations, L95 - Volume, L99 - Pythagorean Theorem, L100: Estimating Square Roots, L109: Equations w/Exponents. Then we will look at similar figures and how to indirectly measure objects using proportions. Finally we will look at slope and how to graph equations using slope-intercept form.


Science- Mr. Gunning

  • 5th Grade:

    • We will finish our look at outdoor solutions on Monday, and take a test over Investigation 1 on Wednesday. We will then move on to developing models on Friday.

    6th Grade:

    • We will continue exploring human organ systems on Tuesday, before moving on to examining how systems work together in supporting cells.

Writing - Mr. Kenyon

  • 5th Grade:

    • Historical Fiction Short Story due Tuesday, May 24 at 11:59pm! We will have time to work on the project in class on Tuesday. Thursday will be dedicated to reflecting on the school year.

    6th Grade:

    • Science Fiction Short Story due Monday, May 23 at 11:59pm! We will have time to work on the project in class on Monday. Wednesday will be dedicated to reflecting on the school year.

Reading - Ms. O'Connell


    Missing Books! Please Return ASAP!

    Please tell your child to look around their house for these books from my classroom library as I need them returned before the end of the school year. Thank you!

    Wings of Fire: Book 1

    Dogman Fetch 22 

    I Survived: California Wildfires

    Babysitters Club: Goodbye Stacy, Goodbye AND Hello, Mallory AND MaryAnn's Bad Luck Mystery  

    5th Grade:

    • We are finishing up our last Core Knowledge unit for the year, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. In this unit, we focused on the skills of character development, theme, and author's purpose. At the end of this week, we are going to watch the 2019 movie version of Little Women and compare and contrast the book to the movie. 
    • The students are wrapping up their 4th and final book club of the year this week by completing their end of quarter project. Projects are due by 3 P.M. on Friday, May 20th. 

    6th Grade:

    • We are finishing our new and last Core Knowledge unit for the year, "Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor" by Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin was a nationally recognized inventor and college professor at Colorado State University. She is most well known for the challenges she overcame and obstacles she faced after receiving her autism diagnosis as a young child. In this unit, we will be discussing and learning about autism spectrum disorder, as well as numerous inventors and inventions. At the end of this week, we are going to watch the Temple Grandin documentary movie and compare and contrast the book and the movie and also reflect on Temple Grandin's life and experiences. 
    • The students are wrapping up their 4th and final book club of the year this week by completing their end of quarter project. Projects are due by 3 P.M. on Friday, May 20th. 

Art - Mrs. Peterson



    5TH and 6TH GRADE

    May 23 - 27, 2022 

    Our young artists are superstars!  Their artwork looked amazing last week at the Spring Art & Music Festival.  It was an incredible event and it was so nice to have our school community back together in person for this event.  As we finish our last two days of art this week, look for artwork coming home.  We will be taking down and returning art to students this week as well as sending home our last projects that we are working on.  It was an amazing spring semester and I am so glad I got to teach our 5th and 6th Graders  this year.  I hope everyone has the summer break they are dreaming of and we can get back together in the fall and hit the ground running for another amazing year.  I hope some of our middle schoolers will join me to paint in our Canvas and Cookies sessions this summer.  If I don’t see you this summer, then, until we meet again, take care!


    Here is a QR code to scan if your incoming 4th - 8th grade student is interested in attending the summer Canvas and Cookies events here in the art room.  I would love to see them here for some or all of the Canvas and Cookie sessions:

                      Summer Canvas and Cookie Event sign up information



Library - Mrs. Lanyi


    May, 2022

    Happy May to everyone!  As always, you may email me with questions at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org

    Fifth and sixth-grade students do not have a library class but have several opportunities throughout the week to visit the library and check out library books. As we get close to the end of the school year it is time to look for all of those missing and overdue library books.  All library books are due by May 20, 2022.  The last day to check out library books will be May 13, 2022.

    5/6 Library Hours: Note the change in library hours!

    • The library is open daily from 7:20-8:00 AM
    • Wednesdays from 9:35-10:00 AM - New Day!
    • Fridays from 9:35-10:00 AM

    Students are always welcome to email me if they need a book at another time and I can get it to them. Students also have access to Overdrive again this year. 

    The link to Overdrive is: Overdrive Login.

    Students will use the same username and password that they use to log in to my.cherrycreekschools.org.

    If you have any questions please contact me at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org.

Music - Mrs. Glosup

  • 5th Grade: 

    • In May, 5th grade will be finishing strong with a unit on the Mendelssohn siblings!  We are looking at their musical style as well as studying some of their specific works.  5th grade is also working on ensemble skills and independently maintaining pulse with our preparation for the May 19 performance.

      Our Art and Music Festival is Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 P.M.  Please arrive and report to your homeroom by 5:45 that evening!  Here is a link to more information!

    6th Grade:  

    •  Music class was scheduled for the first semester of this school year.  This means you have completed music for 6th grade!


    Please reach out with any questions you may have!

PE - Ms. Rutz


     Ms. O'Connell's, We will be meeting in person 2-3 times per week. The first two days will be knowledge content days and the third day rotations (Fridays) will be FUN FRIDAYs. This is a non-content game day. 

    With cold weather, come extra clothing items. Please make sure on PE days your child is ready to be active with tennis shoes/ active sneakers, and a water bottle. You will NOT be required to change out for PE this year due to Covid protocols. Make sure to bring a water bottle to PE for each class period. Be prepared with deodorant, for reapplication (if applicable).  

    Your child's class will be structured as follows: Warm up activity/ games, knowledge content, cool down activity, clean up/ sanitation/ hand washing.  Please see the PE Curriculum Map on my teacher's webpage for the weekly rotation. 

    The month of May is as follows: 

    • Quidditch
    • Tsegball
    • Finals
    • Backyard games

    This will help each of you begin to learn:  

    • Responsibilities and Routines
    • Acceptance and super grouping
    • Trust and Technology
    • Appreciation and Assistance through movement. 

    Be ready to bring your personal water bottle to PE every class period!   

    All other 5/6 Classes:

    • Please feel free to check out my teacher's webpage. Here you can find exercises, workouts, and active games that can be done. Please have fun, and stay active! See you again soon! 

    Please feel free to reach out to me at krutz@cherrycreekacademy.org. I would love to receive photos from each of your families being active.  



    Summer Canvas and Cookie Event sign up information

Technology - Ms. Wong

  • Technology



    5th Grade: I can't believe it's already May! This school year has certainly flown by. In our last few weeks together, the students will wrap up their study of JavaScript by coding a self-portrait. We will then complete a Pop Art project, by using the program Google Drawings. We will then finish our time together learning the basics of Roblox's Studio. Students will have a chance to create their own Obby and then tes out their classmates design once we are all finished.

    6th Grade: In the month of May, students will start by completing their javaScript partner projects. We will then wrap up JavaScript by taking a look at how to code movement and animations in our drawings. We will then finish our time together by learning how to design an Obby in Roblox Studio. On the last day of class, students will have a chance to test out their classmates designs. 


    Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have! My email is swong@cherrycreekacademy.org