Mrs. Petroline

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