Kayla Strom – Fifth Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade! I am so excited that I get to spend my days with three classes of fifth graders. This year is going to be full of learning and growing as individuals and classmates.

A little about Mrs. Strom

  • I was born and raised in Helena, MT. The only time I ever left Helena was to to attend the University of Montana, in Missoula, where I received my degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. The moment I was done with school I couldn’t wait to return to my home town and pursue my dream job of becoming a teacher in the district that I grew up learning in. This will be my third year at Jim Darcy and in fifth grade. I absolutely love spending time adventuring with my family, friends, and my sweet puppy Beau.

Please check back here for updates on our class, monthly newsletters, assignments, field trips, and even some fun classroom photos.

Posted on September 6, 2016

Weekly Assignments from Mrs. Strom

Monday November 13, 2017:

  • Writing Decimals and Comparing Decimals
    • Strom’s Class: No homework tonight.
    • Kirkeby’s Class: No homework tonight.
    • Homer’s Class: No homework tonight.

Tuesday November 14, 2017

  • Comparing Decimals
    • Strom’s Class: Assignment 2-3. On the remembering side, #1,2, and 3 are extra credit. They do not need to estimate or explain why it is reasonable. They will just need to solve.
    • Kirkeby’s Class: Assignment 2-3. On the remembering side, #1,2, and 3 are extra credit. They do not need to estimate or explain why it is reasonable. They will just need to solve.
    • Hofer’s Class: Assignment 2-3. On the remembering side, #1,2, and 3 are extra credit. They do not need to estimate or explain why it is reasonable. They will just need to solve.

Wednesday November 15, 2017:

  • Quick Quiz and Decimal Game
    • Strom’s Class: No assignment.
    • Kirkeby’s Class: No assignment.
    • Hofer’s Class: No assignment.

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Thursday November 16, 2017

    • Strom’s Class: 
    • Kirkeby’s Class: 
    • Hofer’s Class: 

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Friday November 17, 2017

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    • Hofer’s Class: 

Math

Math will occur every single day in my classroom. Since Ms. Kirkeby, Mrs. Hofer and myself are team teaching that means that I will teach all the fifth graders math! I really believe that this will be very beneficial to the students, yourselves, and also us as teachers!

Throughout the year we will be covering A LOT! The year will start of with some refresher activities then from there we will dive right into working with fractions! It will be very beneficial for the students to practice their multiplication facts while they are away from school. We do a lot of that here in fifth grade.

Here is a list of all the math units we will be learning about this year:

Unit 1: Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions
Unit 4: Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Decimals
Unit 5: Divison with Whole Numbers and Decimals
Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems
Unit 7: Algebra, Patterns, and Coordinate Graphs
Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry
The students are expected to complete, and turn-in on time, any homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that will be given throughout every unit. If a student gets a percentage of 65% or lower I will return their work to them and allow them to make corrections to receive HALF credit back on any missed questions.

* Assignments*

Students will receive quiet a bit of assignments this school year. The students will receive time in class to work on their assignment and if they don’t get it done then they will have to take it home to finish as homework. I do always encourage the students to take any assignment that they finish in class home to get it checked over (doesn’t mean it always happens 🙂 ) I will do my best to list a simple explanation of what we do everyday. Please note that I will more than likely forget most days but I will definitely work on it!

Science and Social Studies

Both of these subjects are taught by Mrs. Hofer. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email her at thofer@helenaschools.org.

Social Studies and Reading

Mrs. Kirkeby will focus on is Reading! If you have any questions related to reading please don’t hesitate to email her at tkirkeby@helenaschools.org.

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Strom's Fifth Grade Class Photos

Fun on the Water Watchers Field Trip (:

Upcoming Events

  • November 16, 2017

    Conferences

  • November 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017

    Thanksgiving Break

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!