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Mrs. Kristyn Spranger

Hi and welcome to our class webpage!

My name is Kristyn Spranger and I have been teaching fifth grade for the past 13 years. I love teaching and have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent working with our fifth grade students here at Jacob Wiens!

For the past three years, I have had the privilege of sharing a class with Mrs. Kim Gray. I am here  teaching on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Friday. Mrs. Gray teaches on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday.

In fifth grade, we have high expectations for student learning and behavior. Fifth grade common core standards give us fun and interesting curriculum, so when our students come to school ready to learn, they can have a fantastic school experience! Please encourage your students to always come to school prepared with supplies, completed homework, and a good attitude! :)
Monday-Thursday Daily Schedule
7:35              Students come into the classroom
7:45              Tardy bell rings
7:45-8:25       Walk to Learn
8:25-9:05       PE (Tuesday/Wednesday) and Library (Thursday)
9:05-10:15     Math
10:15-10:35   Recess
10:35-11:00   Math (cont'd)
11:00-12:00   Language Arts
12:00-12:40 Lunch
12:40-1:20   Language Arts (cont'd)
1:20-2:00       Writing
2:00-2:13 Agendas, Clean-up, and Daily Review
2:13               Dismissal
Friday Daily Schedule
7:35               Students come into the classroom
7:45               Tardy bell rings
7:45-8:25       Walk to Learn
8:25-9:05       PE
9:05-10:15     Math
10:15-10:35   Recess
10:35-11:00   Math (cont'd)
11:00-12:00   Language Arts
12:00-12:40  Lunch
12:40-1:00     Writing
1:00-1:13 Agendas, Clean-up, and Daily Review
1:13               Dismissal
School Rules:
  1. Be Respectful!
  2. Be Responsible!
  3. Be Safe!

Fifth Grade Behavior Policy:

In order to maintain a positive learning environment for your students, our fifth grade team has a very strict behavior policy: Students who do not adhere to school rules (safe/respectful/responsible) will be subject to appropriate consequences, including the loss of privileges such as field trips and other special events.  Minor offenses will typically be handled within the grade level, but when offenses continue and/or escalate, consequences will also escalate. Regarding the loss of privileges, please understand that we truly want all of our students to participate in all of our special activities, but in an effort to keep students safe and learning enjoyable, we must take behavior issues seriously.  We will have a panel of staff members to approve any suspensions from trips/activities. All panel decisions will be approved by administration and will be final.  Students may lose activities for behaviors including but not limited to:

  • defiance and disrespect towards others

  • dangerous/threatening actions

  • suspension from school

  • 3+ low-level referrals

  • multiple Friday detentions

  • sexual harassment/misconduct


Recent Posts

no homework in E-5 this week due to testing!  Just read, get enough sleep, eat well, and come on time!!! Let's ace these tests!!! :)


5th grade is taking the CST test this week from Tuesday-Thursday.  Be sure to get enough sleep and have a nutritious breakfast! Get to school on time and be ready to test your best!!!

Pancakes Cancelled! For Now...

Sorry to say that our pancake breakfast has been postponed because of the rain.  We have rescheduled for Saturday, February 6th from 8am-10am.  We hope to see you all then!

3rd Annual New Year's Pancake Breakfast

Our 5th Grade Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is this Saturday from 8-10am!  
$5 per person gets you pancakes, sausage, and a drink (Starbucks for adults!)
We will also have the Buy-a-Bag fundraiser throughout the morning.

Come on by and help support our fifth grade students!

Thanks for all the support at our first "Buy A Bag" fundraiser of the year!

We still have a lot of beautiful bags available for our next event, so we hope to see you all again next time!  We will announce the next date once it is scheduled! :)

Come join us for a 5th grade camp fundraiser!!!

Who: Everyone is invited!
What: "Buy A Bag" Fundraiser
When: This Friday (September 18th) from 1:15-2:15 PM
Where: Outside by the Ball Wall
Why: Help raise money for 5th grade camp & field trips
Details: For only $15, you can buy a one-of-a-kind decorated bag (made by our very own 5th grade students).  Once you have purchased a bag, you can fill it for free with a variety of crafty/decorating items.
Camp paperwork will be going home this Wednesday in the communication folder.  Please read through the information and be sure to get it filled out and turned in ASAP!  :)
There will be no school on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day.  Hope you enjoy the day off and come back ready to learn on Tuesday the 8th!  :)

E-5 Wednesday report will go out on Thursday!

Sorry for any convenience, but your students' Wednesday reports and communication folders will be going out tomorrow, Thursday the 3rd, instead of today, Wednesday the 2nd.  Thanks for your understanding!


In just one week, we have gained 52 supporters and have made $50 for our school! Imagine how much more we can do with YOUR HELP!  If you haven't already, please be sure to download the Shoparoo app and join in our fundraising efforts!
Use the code swiv8242 when you join and be sure to register for Jacob Wiens 5th grade.  Thanks in advance for all of your support!  :)

This Monday is Picture Day!

Be sure to come to school looking camera-ready!  If you plan to order pictures, please come prepared with the money and order form.  If you forget or decide to order later, you will (most-likely) be able to submit your orders throughout the week.

Help us raise money for camp!!!!

Join SHOPAROO and help raise money for 5th grade camp!  All you have to do is download the app, register with Jacob Wiens Elementary School and 5th grade, and then start submitting your shopping receipts.  Use the code swiv8242 when joining and we will earn bonus points!
Shoparoo is an app for your phone or tablet, but you can get more information on their website: