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5th Grade

General Education

This year promises to be an exciting and productive time for all of us.  Fifth grade is an adventure that we are sure your child will enjoy.  As a fifth grade team, we will work closely together to provide a variety of opportunities that will enrich the learning for each of our students.  We are excited to have your child in class, and we look forward to working as a team with you and your child this school year.  We value your input and insight as parents and we hope you will feel comfortable to share any questions or concerns you might have throughout the school year.  The school telephone number is 720-972-5780. 

Get In Touch

We realize that you are a key link in your child’s success and we hope you will work closely with us to provide your child with the best educational experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time this year by visiting our user profiles to the right.

Thank you,

Amy Hafen, Melissa Murphy, Richard Varela, Annette Wheeler

Online Resources

Standards Based Grading

Parent Resources for Standards Based Grading

Dance Mat typing:  online keyboarding practice for children 7-11 years old

Colorado Common Core Standards (5th grade pages 12-13)

MAPS Rit assistance:

MAP Reading :

MAP Math:

Classroom Websites

Mrs. Hafen:

Mrs. Murphy:

Mr. Varela:

Document(s)SizeUpload Date
PDF icon Parent Portal Quick Guide.pdf418.08 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon _5th Grade Welcome Packet 2018-2019.pdf68.89 KB08/24/2018

5th Grade Classrooms

Ms. Hafen's Class

Subject: General Education
May the force be with us as we dig deep into the 5th grade curriculum this year!   Our classroom is built around having a growth mindset and expressing creativity. One goal for this year is to build critical thinking through a strong foundation in...

Ms. Murphy's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to 5th grade! We have amazing things in store this year! Our classroom is a student-centered, safe place where kids are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes (growth mindset), engage in deep conversation and debate, and delve deeply into...

Mr. Varela's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to a classroom dedicated to inquiry, independence, and creativity! Our goal for this year is to build critical thinking through a strong foundation in questioning skills, meaningful discussion, hardy debate, and enthusiasm for diversity....

Mrs. Wheeler's Class

Welcome to fifth grade!  I am so excited about all of the things we have planned for the year!  You will have the opportunity to learn, firsthand, what it takes to run a business, have a checking account, and even run for political office, if you'd...

Latest News

March Newsletter

Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 9:10am
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade March 2020 Upcoming Events March 2nd: Murphy to Ecocycle March 3rd: Wheeler to Ecocycle March 5th: Varela to Ecocycle March 10th: Hafen to Ecocycle March 16, 17... Read More

February Newsletter

Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:08pm
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade February 2020 Upcoming Events February 10th and 11th: Coffee with the Principal at 8AM February 11th and 12th: Parent Teacher Conferences February 12th, 13th,... Read More

January Newsletter

Posted: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 9:36am
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade January 2019 Link for infographic at the bottom. Upcoming Events January 17th: Assessment Day January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 24th: Talent... Read More

December Newsletter

Posted: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 1:23pm
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade December 2019 Upcoming Events December 20th-January 6th: Winter Break Fifth Grade Focus Reading: We have begun our Vivid Verse unit and are well into better... Read More

November Newsletter

Posted: Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:11am
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade November 2019 Upcoming Events November 11th: Veteran's Day, No SchoolNovember 18th: Field Trip to Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceNovember 25th-29th:... Read More