Mr. Gruber

Welcome to Mr. Gruber's 5th Grade Class Website!

You will find information about our class as well as helpful links to Hereford's School and Lunch Calendars.

Please use this link for my google classroom, Mr. Gruber's google classroom
Students will need to use their UPSD email for access. Here you will find study guides, presentations, and other classroom materials.


About Me

My name is Alex Gruber and I will be your students 5th grade math, social studies, and science teacher this year.

This will be my sixth year in education and my second year with the Upper Perkiomen School District. Below you will find information regarding my professional background:

I graduated in 2011 from Temple University with a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education. Soon after graduation I applied and was accepted into the Teach for America program. I was placed in Phoenix, Arizona where I taught fourth grade. After moving back to Pennsylvania I obtained a job at Hereford Elementary. I am currently working towards my masters in Universally Designed Instruction at West Chester University.


Classroom Expectations

Our classroom operates on three character traits:


Students treat each other, teachers, and school property with respect. They are responsible and held accountable for their actions.

Contact Information

Alex Gruber
Room #42

Phone: 215-679-4151 Ext:3431

Daily Assignments

- Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday.
- Students are expected to read for 20 minutes.
- Homework will be assigned on Friday only if there is necessary make-up work.
- It should take students no more than 40 minutes (including reading) to complete their homework.

Daily Schedule

8:25-8:45: Homeroom
8:45-9:50: Math
9:50-10:20: Math Target Time
10:20-10:50: Recess
10:50-11:20: Lunch
11:20-11:50: Shared Reading
11:50-12:50: Guided Reading
12:50-1:00: Read Aloud
1:05-1:45: Specials
1:45-2:30: Writer's Workshop
2:30-3:10: Science / Social Studies
3:10-3:30: Dismissal

Specials Schedule

Day 1: PE
Day 2: FLITE
Day 3: Music
Day 4: Art
Day 5: Library
Day 6: Rotation depending on cycle

Lunch Menu