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Fifth Grade

Here, the class poses for a photo during our Wooden Boats Center Field Trip.

Here, the class poses for a photo during our Wooden Boats Center Field Trip.

The Maximum Student-to-Teacher Ratio in this class is 25 to 1.

Our School Day is Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 3:00pm, and Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Purpose Statement

The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to help students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the elementary and middle grades, we realize positive socialization, Christian empathy for one another, and classroom relationships support much of a student’s school success. In order to prepare students for a rewarding Christian relationship, teachers implement self-help strategies that provide structure, teach organizational skills, and encourage successful performance

Spiritual Life

Religion: In order for the children to grow as Christians and to know God’s desire for their lives, daily devotions, the Bible, Reformation period, Ten Commandments, memory work, and church history are studied. The Association pastors make weekly presentations in class.

Chapel: All students gather together each week for a worship service that includes prayer, music, Christian mission opportunities, and age appropriate talks. Parents are welcome to join us each week for this special time.

Academic Life

Language Arts & Reading: The children are challenged through thought-provoking literature, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and writing activities. A wide variety of curricula is used to accomplish this.

Mathematics: Through the Scott Foresman-Addison-Wesley curriculum, the students continue to improve their skills in multiplication, long division, fractions, and problem solving.

Science: Through the study of the earth, physical and life science, children learn to appreciate the world that God has created for them. Children learn through a variety of learning opportunities including experiments, cross-curricular activities and other observation skills.

Social Studies: Because we are all God’s children, special attention is placed on studying diverse cultures as well as government and U.S. Geography. American history is also studied from the beginning of this country through the Civil War. Special projects are required. The classroom text is America Will Be.

Technology: The children have access to a computer and the Internet in the classroom. Students enhance their knowledge of the computer by visiting the lab and completing writing activities using Microsoft Word. Students have regular access to school-owned iPads. A SMART Board is utilized daily in the classroom.

Physical Education: Physical Education is a class designed to provide aerobic exercise, appreciation for physical fitness and learned skills in individual and team athletics.

Music: As the children continue to build on their knowledge of music, they are also exposed to opportunities including band and choir.

Art: The creative side of each child is nurtured through art each week. Projects are planned to coordinate with holidays and the curriculum. Many projects have been displayed at the annual Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament in Oregon.

Library: Students visit the library once a week for an opportunity to complete research and check out books for personal enjoyment.

Grade Activities

Field Trips: To appreciate our community more and connect real-life experience to classroom learning, a variety of field trips may include the Washington State Capitol, the Seattle Art Museum and other cultural experiences in our Puget Sound area.

Christmas or Easter Program: Special music and/or drama programs involve 5th graders.

Special Activities: In order for children to become well-balanced individuals, a wide variety of activities is offered. These include: soccer, drill team, volleyball, basketball, track, spelling bee, chess club, math club, knowledge bowl, music, art, drama, math, and essay competitions.

L.E.S.T.: The Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (L.E.S.T.) is a ministry of Concordia University, Portland in partnership with elementary schools of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. The L.E.S.T. is based on the value of Christian education that emphasizes the love and praise of God, thankful use of talents and service to others. The primary goal of the L.E.S.T. is to provide an organized structure to promote fun, skill development, fair play and fellowship among Lutheran elementary school youth through academic, fine arts, and recreational activities. Children may be involved in one or many activities. These include: athletics, drill, cheer, spelling bee, knowledge bowl, chess club, math competition, piano and essay competition.

Piano Lessons: Lessons are available throughout the school day for an additional charge.

Transportation: Van transportation is available within the service area.


Mrs. Annette Woolley

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I grew up in Snohomish with my parents, Harry and Arlene Gaeth and my five siblings.  After my oldest sister began school, my parents found Zion Lutheran School and decided to send all six of us there!  Zion became a second family for me.   It was a great place for me to grow in my faith and in my academic knowledge.  In 7th grade I was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church.   I graduated from Zion and then attended Monroe High School where I enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, and softball.

I continued to play softball in college at Allegheny College and Seattle University.  I graduated from Seattle University with a degree in psychology.  I then attended the University of Washington, Bothell to get my teaching certificate in Elementary Education and my Masters of Education.  I taught 5th grade in Lake Stevens and then moved to Monroe and began working there too.  I taught mostly math at Park Place Middle School for eight years and then taught Kindergarten ELL at Frank Wagner Elementary.   I enjoyed being the Native American Teacher Representative for Skykomish Valley Indian Education while in Monroe.

My husband, Emmett and I have three children, Everett, Elexina, and Ravenna.  We enjoy camping, sports, and spending time together with our family and friends. We also have a dog, Maya. I am so excited to come back to Zion and for my children to become a part of the Zion family.