5th Grade

Fifth Grade Teachers                                                       Emails
Mrs. Sledd                                                                        asledd@salem.k12.va.us
Mrs. Peery                                                                        cpeery@salem.k12.va.us
Mrs. Crowder                                                                    kcrowder@salem.k12.va.us
Mrs. Light                                                                          alight@salem.k12.va.us


The fifth grade at South Salem School has a student enrollment of about eighty students with four classrooms located downstairs in the new building.

The four classroom teachers use a departmentalization structure for the four core subject areas. Teachers are on two teams with one teacher teaching math and science, and the other teacher teaching language arts and social studies.

Students will take three SOL tests in fifth grade: reading, math, and science. These tests will be given in May.

Students also enjoy an activity block each day which includes art, music, physical education, library, guidance, and D.A.R.E. instruction.

The Fifth Grade Curriculum Strives

To provide a positive environment for learning
To help students to develop study skills
To help students to develop lifelong organizational skills
To prepare each student for the middle school experience
To foster self-discipline and independence in each student
To provide an environment conducive to self-expression and creativity
To provide a level of computer literacy in each student
To provide a curriculum that is guided by the standards of Learning but exceeds these standards when appropriate