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5th Grade

General Education
5th Grade

Welcome to 5th grade at Mountain View Elementary. This year will be a big year as your student begins their transition into young adulthood and attending middle school. Our goal is to engage and inspire our students to innovate, achieve, and succeed in a safe and supportive environment. In fifth grade we strive to develop learners who are inquisitive, independent and determined to reach their highest potential. We look forward to working together with you as a team through  communication and collaboration to make this year an amazing experience for you and your child.

In 5th grade, we specialize our instruction by content. For the 2018-19 school year, all students will have all three teachers. Ms. Ho specializes in literacy (reading and writing), Mrs. Kraus specializes in teaching math, and Mr. Lowthian specializes in teaching science and social studies. Please click on our classroom pages to learn more about each class.

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5th Grade Classrooms

Ms. Ho's Class

Subject: General Education Grade(s): 5th Grade
Class website: Hi and welcome to 5th grade. My name is Catrina Ho and I teach 5th grade literacy (reading and writing). For the 2018-19 school year, I will see all 5th graders for literacy...

Ms. Kidd's Class

Subject: Grade(s): 5th Grade
Class Website Welcome to 5th grade!  My name is Karen Kidd and I am excited about this year. This is my fourth year at Mountain View.  I will be teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies.  I...

Mrs. Kraus' Class

Subject: General Education Grade(s): 5th Grade
Welcome to Mrs. Kraus' class! I am thrilled to be teaching fifth grade Math and Science at Mountain View Elementary! I am in my 20th year of teaching and this is my third year at Mountain View. I...

Mr. Lowthian's Class

Subject: Science Grade(s): 5th Grade
My name is Paul Lowthian and I am excited about this year.  This is my fourteenth year teaching at Mountian View. I will be teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies.  I was born in Milbank, South Dakota, but grew up in Illinois.  I received a...