February brought us entertainment in the form of a Valentine’s Day party where we exchanged candy and

a Father Daughter  that treated those who attended to a nice dinner and a night of dancing.

Students were challenged to make sacrifices for Lent by collecting items from around their house to donate to Goodwill.

The volleyball season started and the teams are looking great!



January brought us a visit from a speaker on the Revolutionary War, and

students worked very hard to complete their Young Authors’ books.



December brought us worshiping God as a school in the form of singing Christmas carols and

celebrating in the classroom in the from of another splendid party. Thanks room parents!



November brought us the school-wide Thanksgiving feast, to which the fifth grade contributed stuffing.



October brought us our annual 5th grade camping field trip to Camp DuBois and

and incredible Halloween party planned by some awesome room parents. Thanks!



September brought us student-led mini-art in the form of the creation of a color wheel and

learning about Native Americans’ lifestyles through the creation of realistic dioramas.



August brought the first day of school, which came in the form of a school-wide picnic to celebrate the solar eclipse.


Ten Things About Fifth Grade

  1. Your fifth grade year is all about preparing you for surviving in middle school. This means improving organizational skills and building responsibility.
  2. We have agendas that you will fill out every night.
  3. You will memorize a Bible verse each week. (Don’t worry if you aren’t great with memorization. The verses aren’t too long and we practice every day in class.)
  4. You will have homework every night, but it will be minimal.
  5. You get about 20 minutes of study hall time each day to work on whatever you would like, so use it wisely.
  6. Our big fifth grade field trip is a three day stay at Camp DuBois. Camp DuBois is a Christian camp that has an awesome program called Nature’s Classroom. While away at camp, we sleep in cabins and participate in hands on activities. Some of the activities include horseback riding, rocket building, shelter building, and a creek walk.
  7. In Social Studies, we learn about everything from Native Americans to European explorers, and Pioneers to World Wars. It’s all about American History.
  8. In Math, we review a little multiplication and a little division. We learn a lot of techniques for problem solving. We spend a lot of time on fractions, decimals, and measuring in the standard and metric systems.
  9. In Science, we study Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. We learn about plants and animals, Earth’s resources and weather, and matter and energy as it is related to motion.
  10. In Language Arts, we work on our Reading, Grammar, and Spelling skills. We read three short stories every week that follow a theme. We learn skills like summarizing and identifying main characters, setting, and plot. In Grammar, we learn different skills every week. Some examples are singular and plural nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives, and punctuation. In Spelling, we work on word lists that are themed with our reading. We also read eight fantastic novel throughout the year.

Ten Things About Your Teacher

  1. My name is Stephanie Petroline, and I love reading.
  2. I am wife to a wonderful husband, Ryan. I am also Mommy to a sweet, smart, perfect little girl. Her name is Amelia Ruth, but we call her Millie. She is three now and has just started preschool. I am proud to say she is a student here at Evangelical. I am also ‘Mom’ to an exchange student from Spain named Daniel.Petroline FamPetroline Millie
  3. Petroline DanielI am an aunt to two wonderful girls. I have an adorable, spirited niece named Evelynn Opal who is four. She has a sweet sister named Clementine Bea, who just turned one.Petroline EvelynnPetroline Clementine
  4. I have known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was in kindergarten.
  5. I place great value in learning, both in (adding fractions) and out (baking a cake) of the classroom. I love teaching almost as much as I love learning. :)
  6. I graduated summa cum laude from SIUE in 2008.
  7. This is my tenth year teaching at Evangelical.
  8. My favorite subjects are Language Arts and History. (I admire people, like my sister Sarah, who excel at Math and Science.)
  9. I love proverbs and quotes. (There is something special about finding your thoughts made famous by someone else.) Ex: “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” Amelia Earhart
  10. I also love Bible verses. One of my favorite Bible verses is from my confirmation. “The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1