Fifth and Sixth Grade

Mrs. Becky Cleven


Mrs. Becky Cleven is the fifth and sixth grade teacher and also teaches seventh and eighth grade pre-algebra and algebra. She has taught at Holy Cross since 2001. She and her husband, Brian, have two grown children, both of whom graduated from Holy Cross.

My teaching philosophy:

My teaching style and philosophy are always evolving. How a child learns depends on the child and that is where I have to get creative. Children learn in different ways and it is my job to facilitate their learning in many different ways.

My favorite Bible verse:

Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." God's plans are the best plans!

Why you should consider a Holy Cross education:

The teachers help each other and share ideas, and it’s wonderful to watch the students as they grow up. Families who want their children to be taught by teachers who truly love and care about them need look no further than Holy Cross.

5th and 6th Grade School Supply List

Objectives for fifth and sixth grades are:

  • Students will continue to practice the basic facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and use them when working with decimals, fractions, percents, geometry, and probability.
  • Students will continue to learn about the world God made by studying the countries, landforms, governments, and people at home and abroad.
  • Students will continue to improve their reading skills and develop their writing skills by reading and writing fiction and non-fiction works.
  • Students will continue to learn about the wonders of all God’s creation by studying science.
  • Students will continue to study God’s word to better understand it and live God pleasing lives and share God’s word with others.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101 or email