Welcome to Room 22
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature California Teaching Credential Master's of Education in Educational Technology
Ms. Patti Schraff
Welcome to Ms. Schraff's 5th Grade Class!
In 2002, I started teaching at Oak View Elementary. I've taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and currently 5th grade. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks), a teaching credential from CalState Long Beach, and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Irvine.
In fifth grade, your child will be reading and comparing multiple complex texts, learning about how figurative language creates a more interesting narrative, and integrating technology throughout their day. In math, students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions! Knowing basic multiplication facts are key! We also learn about the reasons the 13 colonies were established, why there was a revolution, and how the Constitution was establish. Science takes the students into the watery planet, up through the solar system, and back down to mixtures and states of matter and compare.
What makes 5th grade such a unique experience at Oak View is our electives - we have a dedicated art teacher, computer science teacher, and a robotics teacher. We take multiple field trips through out the year to expose students to all STEAM fields: Griffith Observatory, Art Musuem, Environmental Nature Center, and Segerstrom Performing Arts, just to name a few. As a 5th grade team, we believe in preparing all our students for middle school and beyond!