Ashley Morris Fifth Grade

Ashely MorrisMrs. Ashley Morris
Fifth Grade
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Ashley Morris has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and is certified in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction. Mrs. Morris has been teaching at SPA for 13 years. Mrs. Morris is married with four children.

In fifth grade, students are working on becoming independent, critical thinkers, which extends into all subject areas.  In Math we spend a lot of time on 3 digit multiplication, long division, fractions, decimals, and 3-step word problems. In Social Studies the focus is on American History. In English, we spend a lot of time on creative writing, parts of speech, and grammar maintenance. We continue to work on key Reading skills such as; cause and effect relationships, making predictions, drawing conclusions, the main idea and supporting details, and character and setting. In Science, we focus on applying different inquiry skills in all areas of Science, and in Religion, we focus on the Rosary, the Sacraments, and ways in which to live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

Morris 560Ashley Morris said, “I enjoy teaching 5th grade because the students are more independent. This allows them to take things to the next level and do higher level activities.”