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5th Grade


12/6 CA. Oil Museum (4th, 5th 6th grades onsite field trip in Exploration Room)

12/11 5th graders to the CA. Science Ctr. (8:00 am. -3:00 p.m.

12/17 and 18 Building colonies and missions in class

12/19 Student breakfast and Early Day 1:05 dismissal

12/20-1/8 Winter Recess

1/9 School Reconvenes

1/21 Martin Luther King Day (Pupil Free Day)

1/25 5th gr. PRIDE Assembly 8:10 a.m.

2/18 President’s Day (Pupil Free Day)

3/25-3/29 Spring Recess

4/19 Local Holiday (Good Friday)

4/24 5th gr. to Ronald Reagan Pres. Library (Simi Valley)

5/27 Memorial Day

6/7 Last Day of School

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

What Your Child Learns in Fifth Grade.

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




Homework Dec. 17-19

ROOM 15  (Aiani)  

No Homework this week-just reading! 


Read 20 minutes


( 8:10a.m.-3:00 p.m.-CA Science Ctr Field Trip by school bus. Bring a small lunch and small string backpack/bag to carry it in.

WEDNESDAY:  (Early Day 1:05 dismissal)


-We build models of colonial colonies on Dec. 17th and 18th in class: In preparation......Bring in  dry pastas, kidney beans, popsicle sticks, fabric remnants, white glue, pine cones, fake moss/grasses, gravel, tape, etc.    Mrs. Aiani donated the large cardboard bases.  

-Dec. 19th we will have a small "breakfast " with students as we enjoy our northern, middle and southern colonies models (5th grade) , and missions, presidios and pueblos (4th grade). (Suggested "breakfast" donations: juice boxes, fruit, cereal bars, granola bars, muffins, plates/bowls, napkins, (cereal and milk?) etc.)  Dec. 19 is a half day with dismissal at 1:05. 


ROOM 9 (Greenlinger/Horn):

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes: ​​​

  • SS Test- 12/10
  • Ch 5 Math Test- 12/14
  • Science- Bumper Coaster Quiz- 12/14
  • Grammar Quiz- 12/14


Upcoming Assignment Due Dates: 

  • CEREAL BOX Book Report DUE- 12/14


Accelerated Reader Expectation-  due 12/17

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           


Cereal Box Book Report due 12/14

Cereal Box Book Report due 12/14


Cereal Box Book Report due 12/14


Cereal Box Book Report due 12/14


Cereal Box Book Report due TODAY

* Grammar Quiz

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







Ch 5 Test

Social Studies







  Study Bumper Coasters Quiz

















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!

Donations Requested

Dec 17 and 18 we are building models in class of the northern, middle and southern colonies (5th grade)  and missions, presidios, and pueblos (4th grade). donations of dried pastas, beans, rice, small empty food boxes, pine cones, clean-dry pine needles (for thatched roofs), etc is appreciated. 

Dec. 19th is a half day.  We will have a small "breakfast" with our students. Donations of fruit, juices, cups, plates, granola bars, pop tarts, snack-cereals, muffins, etc. are appreciated.

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



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