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5th Grade Essential Standards

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”


We are pleased to welcome you to our Fifth Grade Website. We hope this will be your portal to many of the activities and much of the information about what we do in our classrooms this year. If you have any suggestions on how we might improve the site, don’t hesitate to let your child’s teacher know. We are always looking for good ideas.

Meet Our Team

Mitch Pratt

Teacher, 5th Grade

I am thrilled to be teaching at Springside Elementary. I began my teaching career in 1975 in California. I started teaching in Alpine District in 1984 (I retired in 2009, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to come back and teach at Springside). I look forward to working with your children this year.

Shari Eliason

Teacher, 5th Grade

My name is Shari Eliason! I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’ve lived in Utah for 3 years and have been married for 2 years. I love having fun and going on adventures! I’m excited for this new adventure, teaching at Springside Elementary!

Troy Johnson

Teacher, 5th Grade

I am excited to be teaching fifth grade at Springside Elementary. We are going to have an exciting year together. I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. I love teaching and I enjoy hiking, biking, and camping. This is going to be a great year.

New Team Member Coming

Teacher, 5th Grade

Literacy and Math Rubrics which include the Grade Success Criteria

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“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

John Dewey

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

We are using the Wonders reading program, where students will delve deeper into reading skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, grammar, fluency as well as writing.


Students will be using the Go Math program, in which they will learn about place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, as well as measurement in the English and Metric systems.


Do you know how electricity works, how matter changes from one state to another, how you got your eye color, or how a volcano forms?

Social Studies

Students will learn about the exploration and colonization of North America, the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, the branches of government and their role in society, citizen’s rights and responsibilities, and Modern America.


Select the link below to see more information about how Health is covered in 5th Grade.



Clear Creek

November 13, 14, and 15, 2019
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Hope of America

May 2020

Thank you to our 5th-grade students who made
the 2019 Hope of America so successful.

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“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.”

William S. Burroughs