Ms. Monique L. Johnson » Ms. Monique L. Johnson's 5th Grade Classroom

Ms. Monique L. Johnson's 5th Grade Classroom

Ms. Johnson
HI! I'M Ms. Johnson
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I am so excited to work with you and your child! It's going to be a year full of learning, FUN, and lots of adventures and I can't wait to see what the year has in store for us! I thought you might like to know a little bit about me.
I am engaged to be married to my best friend, Jimmy. We have a beautiful blended family, which includes four sons, one daughter, and four Grands. My grand's take up most of my free time, Oh how I love being their GiGi! However, some of the hobbies that I enjoy are cooking, traveling, and reading.
I have lived in Winston -Salem, North Carolina most of my life.  However, I lived away from NC from 1999- 2008 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maryland. I am a graduate of Mount Tabor High School and graduated from Winston - Salem State University in 1996 & 2008. I am the oldest of three! My sisters are twins and one is a hairstylist and the other works for WSFCS.
This will be my 17-year teaching! I taught within Prince George County Schools, WSFCS, and most recently taught 5th grade for 7 years at Appalachian Academy at Middle Fork Lab School in Walkertown, NC. I absolutely love teaching 5th grade! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students and develop a desire to become lifelong learners. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need I look forward to a great year together.
A Few of my Favorites 
Color- Green 
Season - Winter
Food- Mexican
Drink- Water, Ginger Ale, Herbal Teas, or Iced Caramel Coffee
Song - "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
Book- "The Giving Tree " written by Shel Silverstein
Sport- Football (Carolina Panthers)
Gift Cards - Amazon , Target , Mckays , Chipotle , Chic Fila  or Visa 


Greetings Families!

We are almost done with week 2 and it has been an absolute joy to learn more about each student and how our interactions in class have been forming a new beginning as we continue our school year together. This has been a wonderful start and will continue to be a wonderful year. As always, below you will find a few important reminders and notes as to what you can ask your student about in the coming week.

Dismissal Reminder: If your child is going home with a friend, you MUST update PikMyKid for that day by 2:00 p.m. and email the front office ([email protected]) and your child’s teacher.

Computer Permission:  Please register and create an Enroll ease account here. Enroll ease is now the software platform ABS will use to collect all pertinent student information to prepare and plan for the school year. Once you register and create an account, click here to log in. Once you log in, please fill out the 2023-24 Required Student Form for each of your children who attend the Arts-Based School. Please complete this task ASAP. Enroll ease also has each student's computer access form. Please make sure to have this complete for each of your children as they will not be able to use our classroom laptops until the school has their individual forms. 

Math: We have begun our review of multiples and factors and how they help us understand new forms of solving mathematical equations. We have also started to learn new concepts such as numbers raised to an "X" power and how to solve a GEMDAS equation. We are becoming experts in our use of vocabulary with prime and composite numbers, even and odd numbers, and rows and columns. 

ELA: Students are loving our read-aloud, Front Desk, by Kelly Yang. As we read, and eat snacks, we are making connections to our own lives and loving the figurative language in the book.

In our reading workshop, we have looked at how making connections to photos and text helps us understand more of what is happening in a photo or short story. This will build into our work next week of finding main ideas and details in the books we are reading, both fiction and non-fiction. We will also begin to look at simple sentence structure to help build our confidence and understanding as we progress towards our first writing piece, personal narrative.

Social Studies: Students have been exploring the Native American tribes across North America, how they adapted to their environment/regions, and what natural resources they had available to them based on their locations. We continue to build on this understanding as we look into the five regions that compose our United States.

Science: We have developed a strong understanding of what it means to make observations and inferences. They had a blast as they put their minds to the test with our "Dr. Zargle" lab, where they had to make an educated guess as to what was in a film canister using weight, magnetic properties, and sound. We will continue using these skills with our first unit where we explore ecosystems, biomes, abiotic and biotic factors, and food chains/webs.

Volunteering /Class Parent Rep : Our class parent rep is Mrs. Amber Poindexter ; if you need to reach out to her please contact her by email [email protected].
I do have a few things I would like parent volunteers to assist with :
1st- Parents could you please complete this survey asap thanks Parent Survey
2nd- Maker space table and chairs need painting & two benches in my classroom library area 
3rd- One more item needed in our classroom ( Makerspace Wall Unit)
4th -

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

Ms. Monique Johnson 

[email protected]


Thank You and Welcome to 5th grade !!

Hi families ! 
It was my great honor and pleasure meeting you and your kiddos today ! 
I am blessed to have such incredible and talented 5th graders ! 
Wow ! I am honored to be their teacher ! I am looking forward to growth academically and so many cool learning experiences !!
If you were unable to meet today worries I will provide you with any information missed on today . 
Lastly, I am attaching two important items :
* A Letter from our Music Teacher
*  Google Slides from Special Visit Johnson's 5th grade 23-24 
If you have any further questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out to me !
Have a great week! and I will see you Wednesday !