Trina Page

925 . 779 . 2010

Trina Page has taught in Antioch for over 20 years. This is her first year at Cornerstone. She will be teaching 5th grade, and is very excited and passionate about working with children.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.- John 3:16


Birthday: September 28

Color: Purple, Black

Hobby: Reading

Weekend Activity: Hiking, Swimming

Favorite Treat: Chocolate

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Monica Hight

925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3522

This is Monica Hight's eighth year teaching the fifth grade at Cornerstone. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Hight coaches two of our Impact Cheerleading teams, and also coaches our senior level cheer team. She has always had a passion for teaching and is blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone family.

Monica attended Chapman University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on multiple subject teaching.

When she isn't teaching, Mrs. Hight loves spending time with her husband and three children. When school is not in session, you can likely find them at Disneyland.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
- Philippians 4:8


Birthday: March 26

Color: Teal

Hobby: Disney

Weekend Activity: Relaxing

Favorite Treat: Dr. Pepper and Peanut Butter M&M's

Fifth Grade Highlights

Fifth Grade Curriculum



Reading & Literature

Oral reading

Reading comprehension

Speed reading

Vocabulary building


Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word exercises, original composition, and sentence dictation

Spelling, Vocabulary, & Poetry

Weekly word lists on various categories and vocabulary study


Writing Process:

Sentences and sentence parts

Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

Dictionary, thesaurus skills

Letters - friendly, post cards, thank-you notes

Making an outline

Writing a library research paper

Writing book reports

Creative writing


Punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts

Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech

Recognizing and diagramming complements

Word usage



Place value of whole numbers and decimals

Mastery of fundamental operations

Story problems

Problem-solving strategies

Roman numerals

Measuring to the eighth inch

Calculating time

Making change

Rounding off whole numbers, money, decimals, and mixed numbers

English and metric measures

Converting measures within the same system, solving measurement equations

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions

Finding parts of a whole number


Divisibility rules


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals

Introduction to percents

Reading a thermometer

Negative temperature

Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale

Solving algebraic equations

Graphs and scale drawings

Graphing ordered pairs

Reading schedules and charts

Basic geometric shapes

Perimeter and area

Squares and square roots



Eight documents reviewed

Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts

Introduction to History & Geography

Locate and memorize the U.S. states and their capitals

Memorize the names of the American Presidents

Review and summarize current event news articles and analyze using biblical principles

Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilizations

Ancient Middle East

Middle East Today

Countries of Central and Southern Asia

Countries of the Far East

Egypt: The Gift of the Nile

Africa Long Ago

Africa Modern Times

Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty

Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World

Christianity: The Greatest Force in History

England and the British Isles

Other Countries of Western Europe

Countries of Eastern Europe

“Land Down Under” and Beyond



Apply scientific methods in conducting an experiment, prepare a research paper and display board, and participate in a Cornerstone Science Fair


Amazing Mammals

A Variety of Vertebrates


Force & motion

Electricity & Magnetism

Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines



Water, Air, Weather

Earth & Space:

Geology: Treasures of the Earth

Oceanography: The Living Sea

Astronomy: The Eight Planets, Stars, Moon, Sun

Conservation: Preserving the Sea




Traditional, patriotic, and fun songs



Basic drawing, painting techniques

Color concepts