5th Grade News

Mrs. Burmeister, Mrs. Millonzi, and Mr. Springer

Friday, November 8, 2019

The District's Fifth Grade Cross Country Run

The Fifth Grade Run

Congratulations to all the 5th graders who participated in the Optimist 5th Grade Run!! Both the boys team and the girls team took first place Congratulations to the following top three runners who placed in the individual part of the competition:


Eli Kabitske 1st

Luke Hanson 3rd

Hudson Liska 4th


Ava Spratt 1st

Abby Arps 2nd

Sophie Hanson 3rd

All the runners practiced hard and should be proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to fellow classmates and families who came to the cross country run to cheer our runners.

The fifth gr. team coaches

Boys Team _ This is the only way we could get the picture in. There isn't anymore information. ;-)


The Student Council at Rose Glen is supporting an all school pajama day on Friday, November 15. Have your student wear their most comfy school appropriate PJ's on Friday to show their school spirit. Please no blankets/pillows and stuffed animals should be small enough to fit in their backpacks."

Six Flags Reading Program

Six Flags Reading Program

For completing 6 hours of reading outside of school time, students in kindergarten through grade 5 are eligible to earn a free ticket for Six Flags Great America. The Six Flags reading program has changed to eReading and families will need to go online, enter the classroom code and then keep track of their children's reading minutes electronically. A reading log for you to use to keep track of your reader's progress has been sent home this week. if you choose to have your child(ren) participate in this program, please use your child's classroom code which is linked below.

Your child may begin reading and recording his/her reading minutes any time! Completed reading logs are due by Friday, April 16th.

Please note: Six Flags does not allow 4K students to participate in this program.

Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Krahn, Rose Glen's coordinator for Read to Succeed.

#970-2451 or bkrahn@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Mrs. Burmeister's Info.

Mrs. Millonzi's Info.

Mr. Springer's Info

Our Learning

The workshops for Reading, Writing and Math are being established. The district wide workshop model includes whole group mini lessons, small guided groups and application time for practice. The kids are doing a great job getting in these routines.


Our first unit in reading will focus on community, integrating social studies and literacy. We are in the process of learning about various communities around the world and what impacts them! Literature Discussion Groups are in progress and the kids are loving the books.

Also during literacy, we are participating in Word Study. This is a program that is not the traditional way to teach spelling. We will look at the roots of words and studying patterns. Please see the attached letter for more information.

Word Study Letter


Students will be studying various models for division. The Base 10 Blocks model will be used to review understanding of what division is and to help lay the foundation of what happens to a number when breaking it up into groups. Both the area model and partial quotient model are used to give students division strategies to meet the following standards:

  • I can solve whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

  • I can illustrate and explain division calculations by using equations, rectangular arrays and/or area models.

  • I can multiply and divide decimals to hundredths using models or drawings and strategies based on place value and properties of operations. Relate strategies to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

At fifth grade the standard algorithm for division is not a common core standard that needs be mastered, but with students using the partial quotient models it is a easier transition for students to be able to use the standard algorithm.


Base Ten Blocks video

Area Model video

Partial Quotients

Unit 2 Family letter

Differentiated Math Work

Please remind you student to do some of their differentiated work which can be done at school or at home. The expectations are to do 2 to 3 lessons a week.

School Counselor, Mrs. Edwards

Every month, Mrs. Edwards, our school counselor, comes in to each of the fifth grade classes. This month the School Counseling Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson addresses the subject of Internet Safety and how to be a good digital citizen.


Remember the Dates

Friday, November 15th - PTO Movie Night - 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29th - No School

Contact Information

Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Nancy Burmeister - nburmeis@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Joelle Millonzi - jmillonzi@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Darrin Springer - dspringer@waukesha.k12.wi.us