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Before and After School Programs

5th Grade


3/18-22 Women's History Week (Posters up in all classrooms and Walkabout at 8:30 a.m. )

3/19 and 3/20 Spring Conferences (only for students still not meeting standards-1:05 dismissal both days)

3/21 Fifth Grade Wax Museum (Art Room & Exploration Room 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; parents welcome)

3/22 P.T.A. Family Bowling Night

3/25-3/29 Spring Recess

4/13 Jr. Olympics (Royal HS)

4/19 Local Holiday (Good Friday)

4/24 5th grade to Ronald Reagan Pres. Library (Simi Valley by school bus)

5/27 Memorial Day

6/7 Last Day of School


A Look Ahead...

to   2019-2020

8/14/2019 First Day of School

9/2 Labor Day

9/30 Local Holiday (Rosh Hashana)

10/9 Local Holiday (Yom Kippor)

11/1 (Staff Dev.- Pupil Free Day

11/11 Veterans Day

11/25-29 Thanksgiving Recess

12/20 First Semester Ends (Check AR pts 50+)

12/23-1/6/2020 Winter Recess

1/7 School Reconvenes

1/20 MLK Day (Pupil Free Day)

2/14 Pupil Free Day

2/17 Presidents' Day (Pupil Free Day)

3/13 Staff Dev. (Pupil Free Day)

3/23-27 Spring Recess (Pupil Free Days)

4/10 Local Holiday (Good Friday 2020)

4/13 Pupil Free Day

5/25 Memorial Day-Pupil Free Day

6/5 Last Day of School for 2020


What Your Child Learns in Fifth Grade.

Gold Ribbon Award!

Garden Grove IMPACT Academy has been recognized with a 2016 Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education. Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the list of California’s 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools recently. "These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said. "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow." 

 The Gold Ribbon Award celebrates the teamwork, positive school culture, and focus on student success that are Garden Grove IMPACt Academy traditions.

NGSS Science

Matter and its Interactions

Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions


From Molecules to Organisms : Structure and Processes

Earth Systems and Earth's Place in the Universe

Space Systems

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

Earth and Human Activity

Water Cycle and Weather


Students are moving away from: state, tell, memorize, list, label, 

and toward more: design, connect, revise, analyze, create, prove, compare, investigate, draw conclusions, cite evidence, and develop a logical argument!

Congratulations to Mrs. Aiani for being selected to represent Garden Grove Elementary IMPACT Academy at the 2018 NGSS (Science) Leadership Conference!

Reading Suggestions

Fifth Grade "I Can" Statements

Academic Vocabulary

Assess, calculate, circumstance, cite, complement, conclusion, consider, consistent, contrary, convey, correlate, criteria, critique, debate, depict, design, dispute, elaborate, eliminate, evaluate, excessive, explain, generalize, hypothesize,  identify,  Imply, influence,insert,  integrate, interpret, judgment, justify, model, method, organize, persuade,properties, represent, research, resolve, significant, simplify, specific

Report Card Information for Parents

Common Core Standards with "I Can" Statements: Click Here


5th          Mrs. Denise Aiani denise.aiani@simivalleyusd.org )  Room 15

4th/5th     Mrs. Lisa Greenlinger (lisa.greenlinger@simivalleyusd.org) and 

                Mrs. Angelica Horn (angelica.horn@simivalleyusd.orgRoom 9

5th/6th    Mrs. Danielle Williams (danielle.williams@simivalleyusd.org)  Room10


Homework: March 18-22

ROOM 15  (Aiani)  

This Week...


Read your Biography

Take notes in your Wax Museum folder and Flip Book

Math 7.3


Read your Biography

Take notes in your Wax Museum folder and Flip Book

Math 8.2 & 8.4


Read your Biography

Take notes in your Wax Museum folder and Flip Book. Begin your Report.

Math 9.2 & 9.5

THURSDAY  (Women's History "Walk-About" on campus- 8:30-10:00-parents welcome)

Read your Biography

Take notes in your Wax Museum folder and Flip Book; Begin your Report

Math 10.2 & 10.3


Wax Museum Notes due today, March 22.  Begin your Report


A Look Ahead........

March 22 Wax Museum Biography Notes due 

     Spring Break March 25-29

April 5 Wax Museum Written Report due

     Page 1: Introduction: (Begin with a question or puzzling statement related to your person. Who, what, when, where, why, how)
     Page 1, Paragraph two: Early life and family; 
     Page 2: Education, achievements, accomplishments; 
     Page 3: Challenges, hardships, obstacles; 
     Page 4: Timeline of significant events in his/her lifetime. 
     Page 5 Conclusion Paragraph: Who does your person hope to influence in the future? What does your person hope will come of his/her efforts? How will their lives affect you and your family? Include a quote and what it means to you.

    Page 5:  Bibliography

April 9 -Speech is due  (First person...I lived....I saw... about 3 short paragraphs)

April 11 Display Board is due (Completed at home and can be stored at school when completed-see samples online)

April 12 SHOWTIME-WAX MUSEUM DAY!(Students dress up; Parents invited 9:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.)

April 24 Reagan Library Field Trip



ROOM 9 (Greenlinger/Horn):

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes: ​​​

  • Science-Spaceship Earth Unit Test -3/14
  • Math- Ch 10 Test - 3/15


Upcoming Assignment Due Dates: 

    • PRESENTATIONs- 3/7, 3/8, and 3/11
    • Person selected and sources collected-3/13
    • Notes checked for completion- 3/22
    • Written Report DUE- 4/5
    • Museum Display board DUE- 4/11
  • Accelerated Reader Expectation-  due 3/8 
    • Fifth graders must read at least one non-fiction & one fiction book and pass quizzes with a 70% comprehension score each month.  The upper grade (grades 4, 5, 6,) goal is 100 AR points by June 1st.


HOMEWORK: (As assigned, and unfinished classwork is due the next day)




Tues.              Wed .   Thurs.             


Language Arts           


Interest Report Presentations

Wax Museum


Wax Museum




Wax Museum 

Person Selected and Sources collected


Wax Museum Notes


Rdg 20 min Rdg 20 min Rdg 20 min Rdg 20 min Rdg 20 min





Ch 10 Review 

W/ parent signature 

Study Ch 10 Review

Ch 10 Test

Social Studies








Spaceship Earth Test


















Digital Citizenship Reminders

  • Cyberbullying is repeated sending or posting of harmful messages, images, or videos about someone else using the Internet, cell phones, or other types of technology.
  • If a student believes they are being cyberbullied, the best first step is to step away from the computer or put the cell phone down, then tell a trusted adult (parent, teacher, etc.) what is going on.
  • If they can, don’t delete anything the cyberbully sent. They may need this as proof of what is going on.
  • If they know someone is being cyberbullied, help the person by encouraging them to talk to an adult. Tell the person being bullied that they care about them and want to help. Do not spread rumors. Tell the cyberbully to stop.

When you feel concerned or see something online that makes you uncomfortable...

S- T- O -P


S- Step Away

T-  Tell a friend or trusted adult

O- Only visit approved sites

P- Pause and Think!

Spring Wax Museum Samples

Helpful Websites


Click Here



5th Journeys E-Book Click Here

5th-Journeys Reader's Notebook online Click Here

5th-Leveled Readers: Click Here

5th Journeys Focus Walls Click Here

5th- Journeys SPELLING CITY Practice online: Click here

Grammar Workbook:  Click Here



5th-HM-Math Practice click here

5th-HM -Math Problem Solving click here

Math Practice: http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5

Challenge:-HM Math Problem Solving Click Here

Do you have a "Growth Mindset"? Listen to Jo Boaler! Click Here




Scott Foresman Social Studies: http://www.cahistorysocialscience.com/

States and Capitals: http://www.50states.com/tools/

Presidents and First Ladies: click here

Geography Games Geography Games click here

Native American Tribes and Regions of the U.S. click here



5 Foss Science Living System E-book Click Here

5 Foss Science Mixtures and Solutions E-book Click Here

5 Foss  Science Water Planet E-bookClick Here 

5 Foss Science Living SystemsClick Here and Here

5 Foss Science Earth and Sun Click Here and watch videos  Here

5th Grade Interactive SCIENCE TEXT click here

5th Grade ONLINE SCIENCE REVIEW   Click Here

5th-HM -Science(Education Place) CLICK HERE (Cricket Connections, simulations, vocab. games)

Foss Science: http://www.fossweb.com/studenthome


Additional Resources:

Materials Engineering and the Statue of Liberty: Click Here

Empire State Building timeline Click here

Civil War-Fort Sumter: Click here

Mt. Rushmore Geology:  Click here

The Alamo:  Click here

History of the Grand Canyon National Park: Click here



Note Name Game: click here

Whack-A-Note click here