Greenbroook Elementary School

Mrs. McLaughlin

Welcome 5th Grade Students and Parents!


I am looking forward to a great 5th grade year with you. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work at Greenbrook this year with such a wonderful group of teachers. This will be my 17th year of teaching and I still love coming to school every day to work with children!

1. I am from Hawaii - born and raised.

2. My family has one pet - a miniature dachshund. Her name is Pua (Hawaiian word for flower).

3. I attended U.C. Berkeley and majored in Chinese Sociology and played on the women's soccer team. Go Bears!

4. My family means the world to me. I live with my husband and two boys, Sam and Charlie, in Walnut Creek.

5. If I weren't a teacher, I would be a nurse or another profession that provided support to others.

6. I absolutely LOVE to travel and have been to some interesting and remote places.

7. My favorite movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - the original movie. I love Charlie Bucket!

8. Having good manners is very important to me.

9. I understand that every child is unique. 

10.Inside the classroom, I feel it's important to balance academic development with other areas of a child's development such as social relationships and emotional intelligence.

Starr McLaughlin

5th Grade - Room 407

5th Grade - Room 407


Resources for Curriculum Support

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

voting link

Science, P.E., Art, and Library Schedule


Mondays 2:15pm - 3:05pm

Thursdays 10:45am - 11:35am

P.E. (Please be sure to wear athletic shoes and appropriate clothing on these days.)

Tuesdays 11:40am - 12:30pm


Fridays 11:40 - 12:30 (every other week; "B" week)


Wednesdays 10:50-11:20 (every other week; "B" week)


5th Grade Teachers

5th Grade Teachers

Go Getters (for students who would like extra challenges)

If 5th graders would like to participate in EXTRA projects, we have what is called "Go Getters". This program started many years ago and it's a great way to get kids interested in a variety of academic subjects! It is up to each 5th grader to read and follow the directions, keep all work, and be in charge of getting work done by the due date each trimester. 

Click here for 1st Trimester Go Getter Requirements

1st Trimester Portfolio Due: October 29th, 2018

Scholastic Book Orders

If you'd like to place an order online for Scholastic Books, please use our class code J2DN2

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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