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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana


5th Grade

Welcome to the 5th Grade page!

I am so excited to join the Saint Joseph family this year. What an exciting year the 5th
graders have! Students get a chance to enrich their faith and their knowledge
throughout the year through many Religious and academic activities.

In Religion, students will learn the Creed of the Catholic faith, the seven sacraments,
and the importance of the celebration of the Mass. They have the opportunity to not
only attend Mass, but also to serve and participate in the liturgy twice during the school
week and on Holy Days of Obligation. Practicing reverence and respect during these
times allows the students to live out their faith.

A major component of 5th grade is also the study of American History. In collaboration
with the Social Studies curriculum, projects, and the use of technology, students get a
chance to step through time and learn about the history and geography of the United
States. Also, taking a visit to Conner Prairie allows this history come alive.
Students’ academics are also enriched with a trip to STARBASE located at the Air
National Guard Base. This 5-day program engages the students with hands-on learning
with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. This is a trip the
students look forward to as they enter 5th grade.

Most of all, 5th graders are encouraged to form a sense of responsibility for the transition
to the upper grades. Organization, independent working, and respect will help them to
be successful learners for many years to come. I feel blessed to be able to teach and
guide the 5th graders as they are “Learning for Life and Living the Faith!”


Mr. Kurt Homan – 5th grade teacher




Here are some websites that we have used/recommend:

Biome Research Project

Blue Planet


Presenting photos of our trip to Starbase, March, 2017!


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