Grade Five

Sherri Criscuolo

The Fifth grade curriculum strives to emphasize the education of the whole child through inter-cooperative activities, differentiated learning and reaching all children through the multiple intelligences. As part of the daily religion curriculum the students develop a prayer life, an appreciation of the sacraments and learn about the celebration of the Eucharist. They are exposed to a variety of literature in developing their comprehension skills through our Voices Reading program while infusing the 6 pillars of Character education. Students practice different types of writing such as expository and narrative writing as well as following the rules of grammar. Intermediate math provides experiences in number concepts and computation and applying these to whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers. Geometry and areas of algebra are also introduced. The social studies program is a comprehensive study of America democracy and interdependence of all people. Geography and history are fused together to foster an understanding of how our country began to where it is in the present.  Developing study skills as well as working independently are two strong work areas cultivated in the fifth grade classroom.


About Sherri

Sherri, our fifth grade teacher, attended St. Louis School and graduated in 1977 and then continued on to Sacred Heart Academy in 1981. Both of these experiences defined who she was as a Catholic educator. After graduating from the Academy she attended Southern Connecticut State University and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree and state certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1-8). She began her teaching career as the third grade teacher in the school she first attended - St. Louis School in West Haven. She continued her teaching career as the Fifth grade teacher at St. Aedan School in Westville.  Twenty six years later she still loves her classroom and is excited by the challenges that the students bring to every subject. As lead teacher, she embraces new responsibilities assisting the Principal as well as being in the classroom.

Sherri continues her study in education by attending preschool curriculum classes, and has begun a Master’s program in Library Science and Reading. She is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and NCEA (National Catholic Education Association). Sherri has also been on four accreditation teams for NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and has co-chaired SASB’s own self-study with fellow faculty members.