Mrs. Julie Castro

Phone: 510-793-7242 ex 25


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Physical Sciences, University of California, Davis

Mrs. Julie Castro

I came to Saint Edward School with a background in geophysics, I've been part of the Saint Edward School Faculty for the past 19 years. Mathematics and Science are my favorite subjects, and this is my second year teaching 5th grade students. I believe that all students can learn and all learn differently, so I include a variety of learning strategies in my class. I find it deeply gratifying to help students learn what at first seemed difficult to understand. That spark of "I get it!" thrills me to no end. When I am not teaching or preparing lessons, I can be found singing on weekends at Mass or making music with Mr. Castro. I enjoy gardening, museums, nature walks, geology expeditions, travel, and a good book.

  • Welcome to Fifth Grade!


    Here is a list of supplies you will need on the First Day of School.


    Student Supplies for Grade 5: 

    1    Chrome Book laptop computer. Use the same one as last year, or if you’re a new student, see Mrs. Crockett, the bookkeeper, for specifics
    1    Pair of headphones or ear buds, microphone optional
    1    Zippered sleeve for the Chrome Book
    1    2” Sturdy binder
    10  Dividers with pockets and tabs
    1    Pack of binder paper 8½” X 11”, replace as needed
    1    3-ring hole punch that fits in the binder
    1    Zippered pouch that fits in the binder
    4    Pocket folders of different colors/designs
    4    Book socks of different colors/designs
    2    Pencil/pen cases
    1    Pack of erasable black or blue pens

    2    Correcting pens, any color but yellow
    1    Highlighter
    2    Sharpie pens, fine and medium point
    1    Pack of dry erase markers with eraser
    1    Box of #2 pencils, sharpened
    2    Pencil erasers2    Correcting pens, any color but yellow
    1    Pencil sharpener with shavings holder
    1    Set of colored pencils
    1    Set of small-tipped colored markers
    2    Small glue sticks
    1    Small bottle of white glue
    1    Mini stapler
    1    Pair of scissors
    1    Ruler with inches and centimeters
    1    Compass
    1    Protractor
    1    Boxes or packs of baby wipes
    2    Large bottles of hand sanitizer with pump