10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 896-7996

“The Beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you.” – B.B. King

My name is Veronica Sandoval, I teach fifth grade and I am the Student Council moderator. I’ve been a part of the LA Archdiocese for over 20 years and 16 of them as a teacher. I have worked with 2nd through 8th-grade students and served as a vice-principal for nine years. I love and enjoy what I do. I believe that all students can learn, I recognize that all students learn differently and it is my responsibility to acknowledge each style to help students achieve their goals. A teacher never stops innovating herself/himself, therefore I love to collaborate with colleagues to ensure my students are obtaining the best education. I want my classroom to be inviting, have a great learning environment, and be fun and memorable.
I have been part of the MI family for the last year and I look forward to many more and to continue to do what I love.

What we do in 5th Grade:


  • God is the Source of All Life
  • The Seven Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, First Communion, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders).


  • Unit 1- Fluency with Whole Numbers and Decimals
    •  Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions
    • Divide Whole Numbers
    • Add and Subtract Decimals
    • Multiply Decimals
    • Divide Decimals
  • Unit 2 -Operations with Fractions
    • Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominator
    • Multiply Fractions
    • Divide Fractions
  • Unit 3-Geometry and Measurement
    • Algebra: Patterns and Graphing
    • Convert Units of Measure
    • Geometry and Volume

Language Arts

  • Language
    • Figurative Language, word relationships, and shades in words meanings.
    • Grammar (conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, etc.)
    • Sentence Structure
    • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading
    • Narrative and Expository Text
    • Decoding Skills
    • Text Structures
    • Reading Strategies (inferring, visualizing, questioning, summarizing)
  • Writing
    • Persuasive
    • Narrative
    • Expository
    • Opinion
    • Research Skills


  • Life Science
    • Unit 1- Web of Life ( food chains, animal adaptations, etc.)
  • Earth Science
    • Unit 2- Watery Planet ( mixtures and solutions, water cycle, etc.)
    • Unit 3- Spaceship Earth ( Earth’s rotation, seasons, Lunar cycle, etc.)
  • Physical Science
    • Unit 4- Chemical Magic ( matter, gasses, chemical reactions, etc.)

Social Studies

  • Unit 1- The US states and regions and American Indians.
  • Unit 2- The Age of Discovery and Early Exploration
  • Unit 3- The Original Thirteen Colonies
  • Unit 4- The Power of the People