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Ms. Ahuja, Ms. Roberts, and Mrs. Ferreira are the 5th grade teachers.
Miss Ahuja
Miss. Ahuja began her career at Shirakawa as a student teacher in fourth grade in 2014. She became a fifth grade teacher in 2015 and is in her 4th year. Miss Ahuja is also this year’s Lead Technology Mentor at Shirakawa.
Ms. Roberts
Information coming soon!
Mrs. Ferreira
Mrs. Ferreira has been in the district for 19 years and is one of the original staff members since its opening in 1999. She has taught 1,2,4 and currently 5th. She is married with 2 teenage boys.

About 5th Grade

English Language Arts:
E.L.A. is taught daily with additional interventions such as Lexia & Reading Plus. This year we have new curriculum called Amplify Core Knowledge and Academic Vocabulary.
We use Engage NY Math and individualized learning using the eSpark App. Multiplication math facts up to 12 should be mastered by 5th grade.
Science will be the focus every other month. We are using the new Next Generation Science Standards.
Social Studies:
Alternating months, students will focus on Social Studies. By the end of the year, students are expected to know all 50 States and their capitals
In order to prepare students for the California Physical Fitness Test in early spring, they are expected to participate in daily P.E. to build their endurance and flexibility.


Be a Shirakawa SHARK!

Able to Solve Problems
Respectful & responsible.

You can communicate with your child's teacher using the free app Class Dojo or via email: 

Please, allow 24-48 hours to respond

Start: 7:45AM
Dismissal: 2:00PM
Thursdays Dismissal: 1:00 PM
Schedule 3 Dismissal: 12PM
Lunch: 11:30 AM / Sch 3: 10:40 AM

Homework Policy
Reading: 1 Hour daily
Math: one daily page
Check your child’s planner, Class Dojo and/or Engrade for grades and missing assignments.

Materials Needed at SCHOOL
6 Spiral Notebooks
Blue, Green, Red, Black, Yellow, & Purple
Whiteboard Markers & Eraser
Red Pens
Personal Audio Headphones

Materials Needed at HOME
-Quiet workplace -Pencils -Crayons
-Scissors -Glue stick -Dictionary