Posted on February 23, 2019

Meet the Teacher
Ms. Santana is the 5th grade ELA and Science teacher. Ms. Santana has always had a passion for teaching, while at the same time caring for the social-emotional development of her students. In 2014, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Childhood Psychology. Then in 2016, she completed her Master’s Degree in Childhood Education.
Ms. Santana does not believe that the purpose of education is just to fill the minds of students with facts but to teach them to think for themselves, while carefully utilizing a range of pedagogical approaches to ensure that learning occurs and that diverse needs of different learners are met.

English Language Arts
Pearson Reading Street Literacy Program – Scott Foresman
Unit 1: Meeting Challenges
Unit 2: Doing the Right Thing
Unit 3: Inventors and Artists
Unit 4: Adapting
Unit 5: Adventures
Unit 6: The Unexpected

Students are given their personal login to access Reading Street online program.

New York Science – McGraw Hill Education

New York Science is designed to help spark that curiosity in students and inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors to ask more WHYs, think more critically, and become creative problem solvers. New York Science provides an intuitive learning experience by integrating 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem-solving.


Posted on March 19, 2018

Students were assigned a volcano and were required to research that specific volcano’s history as well as creating a 3- dimensional model of their assigned volcano.

Below is some of the information that students researched and learned about their volcano.

  • The geographic location of the volcano
  • Classification of volcano
  • frequency of eruption
  • shape
  • Is it active, dormant or extinct
  • The age of the volcano
  • Is the volcano a result of a hotspot or of subduction?
  • General information and interesting facts, myths, legends
  • Description of eruptions: What type of eruptions does it produce?
  • Eruption history (how often does it erupt and when it last erupted)
  • Name of Earth’s plate or plates that surround and have interacted with the volcano.
  • Identify hazards that have occurred in the past with the volcano or could occur in the future. What was the damage?

Each student did an amazing job on their research paper and a fantastic job on their Volcano models making me feel very proud of their work.


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