Welcome to 5th Grade Stuff

This website was originally designed to support the students and parents of room 205 at George Washington Academy (GWA) in St. George, Utah.  However, given the craziness of COVID-19, I’ve decided to start working with other 5th grade teachers to post resources that we can all use to support our students.  Is there a resource (video, worksheet, etc.) that you wish you had for your class? Shoot me an email (click here) and I’ll see what I can do. 

About 205

Room 205 is where it’s at.  In our class we do hard things, care about and support one another, get up and dance, read good books, write great stories, and prepare for the future. 


There are content specific resources found by going to the “curriculum” portion of this website.  However, I have found that my most common requests for resources come by way of spelling lists, calendared events, and our weekly schedule… so those three things are linked here. 

A Word

From Mr. C. 

“Thank you for trusting me with your child.  I love teaching 5th grade.  I love seeing the light bulb turn on for these kids as they learn about U.S. history, create chemical reactions, and start doing math using letters.  While I don’t take myself too seriously, I consider the education of your child a great responsibility and I promise to do my best to help them succeed–not just this year, but in life.”

– Tyler Christensen “Mr. C.”



Room 205 Blog

Every once in a while we’ll write something as a class.  Here’s where we’ll post those somethings. 


LessonTitle Saxon Math, Level 6, Lesson # New Concepts: Concept1 Additional Resources: Back to Math Lesson Directory

The Best Book Series’ for 5th Graders

The 5th graders in room 204 do a lot of reading, both inside and outside-of-class.  A LOT.  So I decided to poll them to see which book series they are currently enjoying most.  Their top results surprised me a little and I was also surprised to learn that there are...