Fifth Grade

Welcome to our Fifth Grade webpage. This is to keep you up to date about what is happening in our classrooms.

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Miss Messina:  @olwmessina

5th Grade Highlights

  • 5th grade responsibilities and leadership opportunities
  • Consistent expectations for class behavior, discipline, homework, assignments, procedures, parties, etc. (same rules for all 5th graders regardless of homeroom teacher)
  • Saint Project- When students research and report on a saint, oral presentation where students wear saint costume to mass on November 1st, 10:00 Mass.
  • Family Life Program begins in the spring
  • 5th Grade Science Fair -end of May

5th Grade Curriculum

Bridges in Mathematics- Math

Words Their Way- Language Arts

Sadlier- Religion

Fusion- Science

Lucy Calkin-Writing

5th Grade Responsibilities


  • Milk Distribution
  • Raising and lowering of flag
  • Recycling collection for elementary building
  • “Kiddie Patrol”

5th Grade Academic and Spiritual Goals

5th Grade Academic and Spiritual Goals
The goal of the fifth grade program at OLW is to help develop leadership and interpersonal skills, provide academic challenges in all curriculum areas, as well as foster spirituality and community to ensure a successful transition from elementary to middle school.

Science Fusion Textbook

  • Online Textbook
    • Select State:  Illinois
    • Select District:  Archdiocese of Chicago
    • Select School:  Our Lady of the Wayside School
    • Username: (5student or 4student)
    • Password: one password for all students – “wildcat”