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Fifth Grade

Fifth grade is a big year! In math and science, fifth graders are learning concepts such as the structures and systems of organisms. Through our Human Body Systems Informance, we integrate drama, dance, music and technology to bring the curriculum to life.  In math we explore new concepts using the Investigations program and hands-on learning. We take fractions and decimals to a new level by exploring multiplication and division of fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers.  In language arts and social studies, fifth graders explore Native American cultures and regions, European expansion into the Americas, The Revolutionary War, and beyond, integrating these topics with writing, reading, and the arts. At the end of the year, we take these concepts and present them to our community in an engaging and fun way during our “We the People” Social Studies performance! Field trips to the Asheville Art Museum, The Asheville Museum of Science, Diana Wortham Theatre, The Carl Sandburg Home, and beyond take our learning from the classroom and into the Asheville community.

For the most current happenings in fifth grade check out our newsletter.

Link to 5th grade newsletter:  https://sites.google.com/a/artspacecharter.org/fifth-grade-newsletter-2017-2018/


Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Heather Tadonnio 5th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Heather Burrows ail Fifth Grade Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher
Cassie Petrilla Fifth Grade Teaching Assistant

Recent Classroom News

ArtSpace Charter School Elects and Inducts 2016-17 Student Council

On Wednesday, August 31st ArtSpace Charter School had their elections for the 2016-17 Student Council. Student Council serves as a student government program which provides opportunities for leadership and a “channel” for students to voice ...

The Genesis and History of Performance at ArtSpace

Since 2001, ArtSpace  has utilized a combination of direct arts instruction, arts exposure, and arts integration to engage students in their learning.  In this 15 years ArtSpace has built an incredible performance history.  Each year ...


SWANNANOA, NC - March 3rd - Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include ...

Koresh Dance Company Workshops at ArtSpace

SWANNANOA, NC- ArtSpace 5th, 7th and 8th graders took part in dance workshops with Philadelphia based Koresh Dance Company last week. School closings due to inclement weather kept these students from enjoying a performance the ...

Collaboration: The Art Of Working Together

This is the third part in a series on the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication - by long-time arts integration specialist, “Capt.” Josh Batenhorst - Enterprise and ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC - The ArtSpace Stage has some exciting theatre and multi-media productions coming in October that promise to engage, educate, and entertain.  Coming next week, on October 8, the 7/8th grade Theatre Arts elective ...

Ms. Heather Travels to Lexington and Concord

Swannanoa, NC August 30, 2015 -- After completing her first year as ArtSpace's 5th grade language arts and social studies teacher Ms. Heather journeyed to Massachusetts for a workshop that focused on the beginning of the American ...

Recycled Flower Garden

Every student from the 2014-15 school year created a flower for this garden. Flowers were created from recycled vinyl records. The Old Depot Association in Black Mountain donated the money to finance this project. It ...