Meghan Ferst

"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


Process Standards:

Is organized so that he/she is ready to learn.

 Follows written and oral directions

Is focused and engaged in learning

Displays self-control

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


Social Studies:

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

Social Studies   

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.  

1. StudentTutor  2. The Princeton Review

Assignment Notebook

Date: 12/4/18



Spelling: Practice sort

Math: Review due Fri.

Soc. St.: 





Our Class Code Is: Q7RR9

Class Wishlist!

  • 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

Specials Schedule

Mon: PE, Music

Tues: Spanish

Wed: PE, Music

Thurs: Spanish, Library

Fri: Art

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


Contact Info

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.


Ms. Ferst