Fifth Grade

General Information:

The students in our fifth grade family work hard, study hard, and play hard. Fifth grade is a year of change and transition. For many students, physical and emotional changes will begin. Student will take more and more responsibility for their learning and decision making. Fifth grade is a wonderful stage of development.

  • Tacoma Symphony field trip
  • In depth novel studies
  • Mary Bridge Treehouse Service Project
  • Health Class (2nd Trimester)
  • Hands on science activities
A Day in the Life of a Fifth Grader:

A peek into a typical day of a fifth grader...What will my child's day look like?

A fifth grader’s day at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School is filled with academic experiences intended to prepare the child for junior high. These experiences include:

  • Increasingly rigorous curriculum in religion, writing, math, science, social studies, and reading
  • Engaging research reports, novel studies, science experiments, and Reader’s Workshop
  • Daily specialist classes: music, library, technology, P.E. and Spanish
  • US geography and early US history
  • Service projects working with Tacoma organizations
  • Creative art lessons


Meet the teachers:


Mrs. Erika Scheitlin - 5A


Education: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Dickinson State University, Master's Degree in Elementary Reading from Grand Canyon University

In Education Since:  2006

At St. Charles Since: 2019

Why St. Charles:  I love being able to share my faith with my students.  St. Charles is such a warm and welcoming environment.

Outside the Classroom:  I love spending time with my husband and 4 kids.  They keep me busy with their many activities.  I also love reading and usually have a book in my hands.



Mrs. Megan Elswick - 5B


Education: B.A. of Education from University of Portland, M.S. in Reading from University of Washington

In Education Since: 2005

At St. Charles Since: 2005

Why St. Charles: SCB has given me the opportunity to provide students with a faith-based education within a strong and loving community.

Outside the Classroom: I love to spend time with my husband and three children. My family and I enjoy going for walks to the park, cooking together, and traveling as much as possible.


Looking for a great school for your child?

Call 253-564-5185 ext. 3021 for more information!
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