5th Grade – Mrs. Cook

Welcome to the fifth grade website.  In Fifth grade we emphasize the importance of friendship, which takes on a new importance as they develop a greater awareness of self. Fifth graders are interested in the world around them and are interesting in learning about different cultures. The Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments are the basis for our classroom rules.


Contact Information:

Homeroom Teacher – Debbie Cook   215 947 4086 ext. 244 debbie.cook@bacs.org

Religion – Philip Schnarr: 215 947 4086 ext. 226 phil.schnarr@brynathynchurch.org

Science – Gail Neukum: 215 947 4086 ext. 219 gail.neukum@bacs.org

Music – Nathan Odhner: 215 947 4086 ext. 261 nathan.odhner@bacs.org

Art – Linda Kees: 215 947 4086 ext. 231 linda.kees@bacs.org

Gym – Alex Rogers: 215 947 4086 ext. 260 alex.rogers@bacs.org

Gym – Heather McCurdy: 215 947 4086 ext. 259 heather.mccurday@bacs.org


Weekly Schedule

5C Schedule 2021-2022



The fifth grade curriculum is available at https://brynathynchurchschool.org/programs/curriculum-k-8/fifth-grade/

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In Fifth Grade children need to see homework as their responsibility. Students will record nightly homework in their student planner. It is expected that there will be approximately 50 minutes of homework nightly. Fifteen of these minutes will be daily credit reading.



In Fifth Grade students will have assessments in most subject areas. They will have weekly spelling tests, unit math and grammar tests, subject area tests in history in geography which require studying from study guides. A score on a test of below 70% will require a retest.


Fifth Grade Programs and Events

 At Christmas there is a fiesta featuring Mexican Christmas traditions as a culmination of our study of Central America and Mexico. At the fiesta they break a class piñata that they created.

In spring term each student studies extensively, a state. They create a notebook of their research.

 At the end of the year, there is a Colonial Day celebration where each student researches and demonstrates a particular colonial trade for the school and community.  They dress in colonial clothes and have a display of their trade.


Field Trips

In the spring we take a field trip to Peter Wentz Homestead to visit a colonial home and farm and learn of colonial crafts.