Welcome to Mrs. Janelle Fortmuller's Grade 5/6 Page!

Hello! My name is Janelle Fortmuller and I am thrilled to be back on the 5/6 Team at Banded Peak this year. This will be my second year at the school and I am looking forward to strengthening my relationship with the Grade 6 students and fostering new relationships with the Grade 5's. I have been working for Rocky View Schools since 2010 at both the middle and high school levels. Before coming to Banded Peak I worked as part of the Rocky View Learning Design Team where I had the pleasure of collaborating with k-12 teachers and administrators across the division on innovative projects and initiatives. Things that make my heart full: my family, horses, ranching, traveling, and the outdoors.

The Grade 5/6 theme this year is relationships. Our driving question is, “How can we foster relationships with land, people and culture to create positive change?”.  To answer this question we will learn from the past, seek inspiration from the present, and become leaders for the future.

These are the topics that we will be exploring:


Grade 5 Math: Multiplication and division facts (9x9); Multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers; Divide 3-digit by one-digit numbers; Compare fractions with unlike denominators; Work with decimals (thousandths); Solve one-step equations; Solve problems with whole number solutions; Learn about probability.


Grade 6 Math: Convert improper fractions & mixed numbers; Learn about integers; Understand ratio and percent; Multiply & divide decimal numbers; Solve equations using Order of Operations; Use variables, graphs and tables to show number patterns.


Language Arts: Reading (Book Clubs, Guided Reading Groups), Writing (Journals, Biographies, Narratives, Scripts, Newspapers), Speaking (Presentations, Video creation)


Social Studies: Physical Geography; Histories & Stories from Canada’s Past; Shaping Canadian Identity


Science: Sky Science; Evidence & Investigation; Weather & Climate; Electricity & Magnetism


French/Band will be taught by Mrs. Fischer


Assessment of Learning: Grade 5/6 students will be assessed through anecdotal observations, and formative and summative assessments. Feedback in the form of marks, indicators and comments will be regularly updated and posted on PowerSchool (https://ps.rockyview.ab.ca/public/home.html).


Please head to our grade team blog at http://schoolblogs.rockyview.ab.ca/bpeak56 for monthly photos and updates, along with important week to week information. The password will be provided to you through email.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations you would like to share at jfortmuller@rockyview.ab.ca

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