5th grade class home page

Welcome to Ms. McDermott's Class! 

Meet the Teacher

Hello and welcome to fifth grade! I am very excited to be teaching in my third year here at St. Christopher School. I received a B.A. in Education with a content focus in English from St. Louis University. I have sought out continuing education courses to help me grow professionally. As a graduate of St. Christopher, this school has held a special place in my heart since I was a child. I am always impressed by the strength and determination of our parents, students, and staff to keep St. Chris growing.

November Update

Please remember to keep up-to-date on your child's progress using PowerSchool.

All supplies should be brought to school everyday to make sure your child is successful. School supplies may need to be replenished.

Here are some important dates to mark on the calendar for October.   

Nov. 1: All Saints' Day Mass

Nov. 2: Cupcake's birthday! 

Nov. 10: Craft Show 

Nov. 14: 1st Trimester Ends 

Nov. 16: Pizza day

Nov. 17: Mother Son Dance 

Nov. 20: 1:00p.m. dismissal

             Parent-teacher conference/ report cards go home 

Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Break-no school 

Academic Updates


  • 5th grade is starting fun with fractions!   
  • 4th grade is finishing multi-digit multiplication and long division and starting tables and graphs.    
  • **Fourth and fifth graders will continue to take times tests to practice their 0-12 multiplication facts. Please continue to study these every night at home. 


  • 5th grade is writing a personal narrative!    
  • 4th grade is writing an adventure story! 


  • 5th grade is experimenting with energy.     


  • 5th grade is focusing on the Beatitudes and will be writing their own social justice newspaper. 


  • 5th grade will continue to follow the chapters in the spelling book and strengthen their phonics skills.

Additional Reminders

Fifth graders should remember to stay organized and study nightly to be successful in all subjects. Failure to turn in homework will result in a late notice. Please stay on top of the homework! Focusing in class is key! 

Specials Schedule

Monday: Music                               

Tuesday:  Computers

Wednesday: Art     *Mass day-no jeans day passes to be used 

Thursday: P.E. (wear gym uniform)                                          

Friday: Library

Classroom Rules and Expectations
These rules and expectations are posted in the classroom. Students developed the rules themselves, outlining the areas they want to focus on this year. The students have signed the document and will be held accountable for these expectations. 

  • Help others. 
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Be respectful to adults and classmates.
  • No fighting/arguing. 
  • Respect others' property.
  • Be kind to others.
  • No bullying and stand up when others are doing something wrong. 
  • No talking behind someone's back/ no gossiping.
  • Think before you speak.

Helpful Links

 Google Drive login

 IXL login 

No Red Ink

Discovery Education   

Class Documents

Title Upload Date
Book it! Reading Log Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Last modified: 11-01-2018