5th Grade


Each week students will be taking turns visiting Suncrest to take part in activities with the residents that live there. They will be assisting in a Bingo game each week and upon their return they will complete a reflection piece about their experience. Please watch for their reflection in our bi-weekly newsletter. 


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

  • In literacy, students will be reading and use skills such as; cause/effect, word choice, author’s purpose, drawing conclusions, main ideas/details. Students will also be reading either a novel, analyzing texts, or reading informational text to make inferences.

  • In book club, we have been reading The Watson's Go To Birmingham-1963. This book is told from the perspective of a ten year old boy as he travels with his African American family from Flint to Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement.  

  • In science, we will be learning about the phases of matter and also matter and space systems: the stars and solar system.

  • In social studies, we will be learning about colonization, the events that led to the American Revolution, and the American Revolution.

  • In writing, we will be writing a personal narrative 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.