Ms. Birchall's 5th Grade Class

Tenacity, Integrity, and Compassion - 

Rising to the Challenge to Instill a Growth Mindset

¨Minds Grow Here¨

Welcome to Ms. Birchall's 2021-2022, 5th grade class! We have an exciting curriculum this year! Fifth grade will be an adventure of learning and exploring our world through U.S History, foundational skills in math to prepare for future success, Writer's Workshop, Earth & Space, Life, and Physical Science, A.R. reading, spelling for language acquisition, and of course reading across across the curriculum.

One of my specialties and passions for teaching is student differentiation in mathematics. Students will be placed in appropriate leveled groups by the use of the following data points: MAP and MobyMax placement, in addition to classroom performance for both numerical, written, and oral articulation. This will allow students to be challenged at their independent level and to help them reach their fullest potential in math. The group names that you will hear are Seahawk, Gold, and Blue. Students will have the opportunity to change group levels based on student data and performance.

As a fifth grader your child can expect to develop ownership of their classroom by becoming a member of our compassionate community, participation in group projects, individual projects and reports, class jobs and possible school leadership and classroom opportunities and the development of mindfulness and individual accountability.

Fifth grade is an exciting year, as students are gaining autonomy for learning, all the while instilling the continued development of routines, skills, and structure that will help them reach success in school. By this time you probably know your child as a student, but even more importantly they will begin to know themselves and the differences they can make to increase their own learning outcomes. This year, we will continue to instill an internal locus of control in education and academic behavior across the board through multiple opportunities for positive discipline that include Golden Hawks, a classroom student store, classroom raffle, Birchall Bucks, trimester celebrations, and earned classroom parties, etc.

Parent communication will be found on our Class Tag web page that you have been invited to join. Please be patience, as I have only added the first guardian at this time. Look forward to the other guardian being added by the end of next week. Be sure to download the app to your cell phone to stay up to date with important announcements. This is where I will send out information and organize Parent/Teacher Conferences. The best way to contact me is always by email: brittany_birchall@pvusd.net. It has been such a pleasure to meet your children, and I am truly looking forward to a fun and exciting year of learning progress!

~ Ms. Birchall


Class Tag Phone App for Parent - Teacher Communication

Dear Families,

Many of you have received an email, asking you to join "ClassTag". ClassTag is a classroom events management and parent involvement app that you can download to your phone. The parent teacher conference schedule times will be found here in the future. Please email me your best email, if you have not received the invitation to join and be sure to check your spam/junk folder. This will be our primary source of classroom information and updates, but you can always check the blog for the student weekly calendar overview, known as the Peek of the Week. 

You can download the app for your phone or tablet by searching for ClassTag or by following this link: