5th Grade

Welcome to 5th grade. You will be taking part in many exciting learning experiences throughout the 2020-2021 school year. We will also be engaged in various technology projects for all subject areas this year.

We will be learning many new and exciting concepts during the first half of the year. Students will learn about the following:

  • In math, we will review multiplication, multiplication properties, use of parentheses, develop strategies for multi-digit multiplication, and link multiplication and division .  We will also investigate volume and surface area.

  • In reading, students will be reading we will use a variety of rich text for fiction and non fiction text. We will discuss skills such as: cause/effect, word choice, author’s purpose, drawing conclusions, main ideas/details.

  • In book club, we will be studying Chris Van Allsburg's picture books. Students will practice making inferences, connections, visualization and asking questions. Students will also read Number the Stars.  Students love this suspenseful story about a young girl who helps her Jewish friend escape Nazis in Denmark.

  • In science, we will begin by reviewing the scientific inquiry process. Then we will begin exploring matter and energy in the ecosystem. 

  • In social studies, we will be learning about government, the meeting of the Three Worlds prior to 1500, and colonization of America.

  • In writing, we will be writing a personal narrative, friendly letter, and a research report about an environmental issue. We will also be focusing on organization, word choice, character development, research process, supporting opinions, and editing their work.

We are excited to get to know all of you this school year!