"We can't always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Welcome to our classroom website!
Here you can find information about our classroom, snapshots of our day, and check for updates about assignments, due dates, and upcoming tests.
5th Grade Standards Based Reporting
Is organized so that he/she is ready to learn.
Follows written and oral directions
Is focused and engaged in learning
Works well independently
Demonstrates responsibility for assigned tasks in a timely manner
Demonstrates perseverance with a variety of tasks
Works cooperatively and respectfully with others
1.Quotes accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
2. Determines the theme or main idea, supporting with text evidence/key details
3. Compares and contrasts or identifies a relationship between elements of a text drawing on specific details
4.Describes and analyzes how a narrator’s point of view or multiple accounts of the same event/topic influence how events are described
5. Reads and comprehends grade-level texts with accuracy and fluency
6. Produces clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
7. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
8. Draws evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
9. Reports orally on topics or presents an opinion, using relevant details and facts to support ideas; uses multimedia components or visual displays as appropriate
10. Demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
11. Determines or clarifies the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases
1. Understands the place value system
2. Performs operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths
3. Uses equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions
4. Applies and extends previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions
5. Geometric measurement: understands concepts of volume and relates volume to multiplication and addition
1. Demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of life, earth, and physical science
2. Demonstrates an understanding of the concepts and principles of health
Demonstrates an understanding of early US History
Our district has adopted Schoolwide as our ELA curriculum. This focuses on the reading workshop model of teaching. We will have 4 units that we will be studying this year:
Trimester 1: Launching & Fiction
Trimester 2: Non-fiction
Trimester 3: Ecosystems
We have adopted Eureka Math for our new math curriculum. With this new curriculum, we aim to create problem solvers and critical thinkers who can:
- Make sense of never-before seen, "messy" problems and persevere in solving them
- Construct viable arguments involving mathematics and statistics and critique the reasoning of others
Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Numbers & Decimal Fraction Operations
Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Area and Volume
Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane
Each of our science units includes lots of discovery and experimentation! Students will learn new concepts and see how they connect to the world around us.
Trimester 1: Energy Engineers
Trimester 2: Light and Sound Waves
Trimester 3: Small Things and Microscopes
Unit Focus Questions
Trimester 1: How did American Indians adapt to different environments in North America? & How and why did American Indians cultural regions differ?
Trimester 2: What did explorers take to and from the New World during the Age of Exploration? & How did the exploration of the Americas lead to settlement?
Trimester 3: What challenges faced the first English colonies? & How were the three colonial regions alike and different?
Helpful Tips to Prepare for MAP Testing!
Read through the links below to find some great tips to prepare for tests and help relieve test anxiety.
Spelling: Practice sort
Math: Review due Fri.
Our Class Code Is: Q7RR9
- Books for our class library (new or used)
- Yoga ball for flexible seating
- Small prizes (erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc.)
- Stacking paper trays
- FACES kids magazine subscription
- Zoobook's set
- Sports Illustrated Kids
- Giant digital timer
- Skinny Dry erase markers
Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Project Due Dates
Week of 12/3 - 12/7
Friday: Spelling Test
Mon: PE, Music
Wed: PE, Music
Thurs: Spanish, Library
Quote of the Week
Chosen by: Caitlin W.
"If you're lucky enough to be different, don't ever change." -Taylor Swift
MVP of the Week!
8/20-8/24 Anand Peel
8/27-8/31 Colin Mahoney
9/3-9/6 Lily Reedy
9/10-9/14 Henry Duda
9/17-9/21 Noah Zmrhal
9/24-9/28 Margaret Pas
10/1- 10/4 Lily Reedy
10/9-10/12 Henry, Margaret, and Lily
10/15-10/19 Carson Forsberg
10/22-10/26 Caitlin Woods and Olivia Stockard
10/29-11/2 Daniel Davies and Carter Nunemaker
11/5-11/9 Sawyer Vacko
The best way to reach me is through email. Typically, I respond within 24 hours during the week. I am also available through Edison's office phone number or in person by appointment.