Ms. Bradford

Barb Wessman

Hello Parents and Fifth Grade Students,

          Welcome to the beginning of another wonderful year at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy.  I am thrilled to be able to have your student in my fifth grade class this year.  Working together with you to help your student reach his or her highest potential is something I look forward to this coming year. 

          This is my sixth year here at SHPA and I am lucky to be able to be working in 5th grade again.  As we always encourage and teach our students to be lifelong students, I am practicing what I preach by going back to graduate school in education.  Students will experience new ideas that are brought up in my classes with technology to get engaged and connect to their world outside of school.  Look forward to fun ways to connect their homework to technology.  I am enjoying being a first time mom to a beautiful little girl.  I love sharing all my stories about her firsts with the students. 

          I am available to answer any questions that might arise throughout the school year, so please do not hesitate to contact me.  My email address is .  I am looking forward to a great school year.



Ms. Barbara Wessman

Physical Science:

Chapter 2 How can we change matter? 

Vocab: physical change, chemical change, condensation, evaporation

Core Knowledge: Geography of the United States

We will take an indepth study of these regions:

New England, Mid Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Great Plains, the Southwest, West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Northwest Pacfic. We will also look at Alaska and Hawaii and how they do not fit into any of the other regions we have in the United States

State posters due 

Unit test 

Math: Multiplying and Dividing by 2 digit numbers

P (   ) 


Multiply   Divide ( left to right)

Add   Subtract  ( left to right)   


Reading Small Groups  google classroom for questions and discussion

Stargirl: 13-14, 15-16, 17 due this week

Max: ch . 7-9 due this week

Percy Jackson : chapter 7-9 questions due 

Schooled- 4-6 due this week 


Pink: long U sounds

White: ce and te base w/ a spell change ( sion or ssion) 

Orange: long o syllable pattern


Yellow: a- de- be- first syllable





Nouns - Articles

A, An, and The



Students will be creating stories from picture prompts.  These stories will be published in class, online, and in book form this year. 

We will begin paragraph writing with topic sentences.  Every great paragraph starts with a hook to make the readers want to continue. 




quizlet flashcards


Reading Log


State game