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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

September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, 09/02/2019 - 7:59pm
September Newsletter Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade September 2019 Upcoming Events September 6th:  PTO Meeting, 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Fifth Grade Focus Reading: As we kick off the year we... Read More

May 2019

Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th Grade May 2019 Upcoming Events May 3rd: Assessment DayMay 10th:  CRE Talent ShowMay 21: Field DayMay 23: Last Day of School/Continuation Fifth Grade FocusReading:... Read More

April Newsleter

Posted: Wed, 04/03/2019 - 2:58pm
 Please see the attached link for the 5th Grade April News Letter Coyote Ridge Grade 5 April 2019 Newsletter... Read More

March Newsletter

Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 7:51am
Upcoming Events March 4th:  PTO Meeting from 6:30 to 7:30pm March 20th:  CRE Talent Show March 25th-April 1st: Spring Break Fifth Grade Focus Reading: We have begun our Integrating Information unit wherein we... Read More