Victoria Mueller was born in Winfield, IL. She attended and graduated from Concordia University, Mequon Wi. Miss Mueller taught 7 ½ years at St. Paul Lutheran School in Cincinnati, OH before coming to Immanuel in August, 2005. Miss Mueller loves teaching in a Lutheran school because she loves witnessing to her students about the love of God. In her classroom, she focuses on promoting a love of reading. She currently has over 1,400 books in her classroom library. She serves as congregational secretary, helps teach catechism, and plays in the bell choir.

Fifth Grade Curriculum Highlights:


  • Use of the Bible and how it applies in our everyday lives
  • Martin Luther and the Reformation
  • Old Testament leaders: Abraham, Noah, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Samson, Esther, Samuel, Saul, and David


  - Literature skills include:

  • fiction and non-fiction writing, descriptive writing, personal narratives, and
  • using dialogue
  • topics, main ideas, making inferences, fact/opinion, using details, predicting outcomes, problem solving, cause/effect, generalizing, propaganda, making judgments, and outlining


  • Skills covered include paragraph writing, topic sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns
  • Skills introduced include direct objects, prepositions, prepositional phrases, conjunctions (used with or without commas), interjections.
  • Writing skills include personal narratives, descriptive writing, and compare and contrast


  • Vowel sounds
  • Prefixes, suffixes
  • Compound words
  • Homophones
  • Vowel/consonant patterns
  • Stressed and unstressed syllables


  • Review addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers
  • Introduce 3-digit multiplication and 2-digit division
  • Introduce addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals and fractions.
  • Introduce prime and composite numbers
  • Introduce finding common denominators and equivalent fractions
  • Customary measurement skills are introduced
  • Introduce geometric terms and ideas

Social Studies

  • Geography of the United States
  • Early American civilizations
  • Exploration of the Americas
  • Settlement of the New World (U.S.)
  • Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonies
  • New England, Middle and Southern colonies
  • Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction of the south
  • Current events


  • Insect families and the composite family of plants
  • Vertebrates including fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals
  • Light, the spectrum of colors, and vision
  • Structure of the earth, types of rock formations, minerals, fossils, and dinosaurs
  • Tides, animals, and plants of the seas
  • Work, types of energy, electricity, states of matter, and engines
  • Sun, moon, constellations, and planets
  • Cloud structures and weather
  • Simple experiments are conducted