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Welcome to Room #32
5th Grade
Mrs. Schmidt-Mansour

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Have a safe and restful summer break:) 

School will dismiss on June 8th at 12:20pm.




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Classroom Tel #







Please email me at 

[email protected]



We are using Remind as a text thread to inform parents, students and grandparents of work and activities. 


To sign onto Remind

Download the App or you can use a browser,

Text @looncall to tel. 




Any questions or concerns, please email at [email protected] or call tel. 619.956.2455


For students that are now home for a period of time, please contact the office and an Independent Study Contract will be put together for your student by me with materials. We may have staff out in the office due to illness so be patient. We are doing the best we can:)



If your student becomes ill or must stay at home, materials will be organized in a day or two, (as of 10/7/21) have them contact me daily per signed agreement, but ... very important, please have your student sign in to Reflex for 20 mins daily using my password:




Thank you:)

Offering Apple


Books with Apple

Daily work and Homework will be reflected in the Citizenship Grade. Please give me at least 48 hours from the time you have turned in your work. If it does not appear, likely it is due to a question I had and emailed to the student that must be followed up on.

Student using Microscope

5th Grade  current work:


Unit 6 Word Problems and Comparing solutions/equations. Checking for reasonable answers. 

week of 3/7/22




and Language Arts


Classroom Selections


I Funny

by James Patterson


Indian in the Cupboard

by Lynne Reed Banks




  Assigned every night including weekends. Wonders Language Arts curriculum selection for the week and the Your Turn Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Writing Practice Book. Also the Close Reading Companion, a weekly reinforcer of answering in clear. complete sentences using evidence from the story text.

Book Summaries are required for Effort...6 minimum per grading period of 6 weeks --(12 for a score of 2, 16 for a 3, and 20 for a score of 4 per Trimester).


Tri 1


Sensory Language

Verb Shift

Complete and clear sentences

Introduce characters effectively

Introduce settings effectively

Create a problem for your Character to solve


Tri 2

  We are currently doing the genres of Research, Informational, Article Summary and Comparison writing.

Topic Sentence

Set a Tone

Cite 3 points

Develop all points

Summary Sentence

Conclusion Sentence

Social Studies


Tri 2


Explorers of the New World and the Revolutionary War

Colonial DAY



Tri 2

Scholastic News

Super Science Magazine

Science World Magazine

Naval Academy Mini Lessons for Young Students



Egg Drop 

Second Step and Success Criteria

 for Social and Emotional Support to assist your student with the changes to the school experience and natural growing challenges. 



Parents remember helping your student is excellent:)

It is important to help in the right way. Each time instruction is over and they ask you a question, encourage them to be specific and lead you in that they already know. Continually ask yourself, is this "help" preparing my student for their future? It takes a while for them to answer questions. Finding answers together is fine. Be patient as they answer.

A comment such as "I'm lost." Direct them to me. They need to telephone me themselves. 619/956/2455. I will always, always be approachable and positive, take that to the bank.

You can sit there next to them during the call, but they should direct their own learning after 5 to 6 years in school at this stage in their education. Teachers know this is difficult for parents but it is necessary for confidence and a successful life.


This schedule may change as we settle into the year so please allow for flexibility.





Very best regards,

Jeanne Schmidt Mansour

Room #32

Cajon Park School


If you have any questions or concerns, please call @



[email protected]

Please resolve/commit to:

1. Make sure your student has sufficient sleep as I do myself so I will not be a daily, cranky hag:)

2. Eat a significant breakfast that will last them until recess or lunch:). (I do this also)

3. Allow sufficient time to arrive at school on time:)

These three commitments by parents can impact a student's self image and efficacy significantly in ways that are wholly positive in every respect.

Red Apple

This website is intended for students enrolled in Mrs. Schmidt-Mansour's class. It will be updated for field trips and parent conferences.

Scholastic Book Order information for my class is at the bottom of this page:)

Red Barn House

You will receive text messages weekly in the form of announcements and reminders.

Upcoming Curriculum

Books with Apple

Nightly Homework

Reading 30 minutes

Math Homework and Remembering

Any unfinished work

Daily Work

Book summaries
( 6 per report card grading period)


5 Paragraph Essays
(easier than you think)

Social Studies


Art (at rotations)

Rotations for Targeted Work and Fine Arts

Paint Brushes

Sixth Grade Camp for Next Year

Now is the time to start saving for next year's 6 th grade camp. Call the Cajon Park office for information and suggestions for saving.


Field Trips
Will be announced here:)

An an email or phone call will suffice from an adult. It will be on a first come basis.



Students in a Class


Not sure if we will be allowing volunteers on campus at this time. 

Garden Volunteers for Room 32

Crow Eating Corn


My room telephone number;



Possible Months:)

October 31st
is our Harvest Potluck in the afternoon:)

February (Breakfast)
March (St. Patrick's Day)
or End of Year

Parties in 5 th grade are donations only. There is more emphasis placed on the student responsibility and less on a note home for the parents. Donations are appreciated but not expected and we share what comes in.:)


Student Writing

Mrs. Schmidt's email is [email protected] Classroom telephone number is 619.956.2455.

Phone Booth

Mrs. Schmidt's Classroom Scholastic Book Club Orders Class Activation Code MKLH8 Check here for upcoming Field Trip information!


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT HAS A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP AND A HEARTY BREAKFAST. Any questions regarding its content please call 619.956.2455.