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5th Grade

We are so looking forward to working with you throughout this year to make your child’s last year of elementary school a fun and successful one! Our fifth grade curriculum is based on district and state standards. These new standards emphasize thinking skills which we will integrate in all subjects. We have new science units this year which are Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System, Earth’s Surface Systems, Structures and Properties of Matter, and Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems. In social studies we will be exploring American history from the 1400s through the Revolutionary War. Reading and writing will focus primarily on expository pieces but will also include stories and poetry. For math, we continue to use the Everyday Math program and will cover everything from basic two digit division to fractions to negative numbers and beyond!

As teachers, our aim is to meet our students where they are and grow them throughout the year. We will do this through small guided reading and writing groups, Challenge Math, and other differentiation methods.

Together as a team, we can make this year the best it can possibly be! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to an amazing year!

Important Links:

EDM 4 Online Resources:

Homework: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Online Games: https://emgames.everydaymathonline.com/demosite/demo_chooser_ec.html

Parent Resource: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/

Parent Tutorials: http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/algorithms-tutorials/

Other Resources:

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

5th Grade Classrooms

Mrs. Atwell's Class

Subject: General Education
Hello Fifth Graders and Families! Welcome to fifth grade!  I am so lucky to have you as a part of my class as we embark on a journey to become writers, mathmaticians, book lovers, scientists and historians.  Please visit our class page linked...

Mrs. Duncan's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Ms. Duncan's remote online 5th grade classroom. Here you can find important information about our 5th grade class. This page is where you'll find all the information you need during our time of remote learning.  I'll be posting my...

Ms. Holmquist's Class

colored pencils
Subject: General Education
Welcome to Ms. Holmquist's 5th Grade!  This page is where you'll find all the information you need during our time of remote learning.  I'll be posting my office hours, our Zoom meeting times, and information about assignments here.   I'll be...