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5th Grade

What Students are Learning

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 how to develop a logical argument.

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


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

Digital Citizenship
  • 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.


S- Step Away

T-  Tell a friend or trusted adult

O- Only visit approved sites

P- Pause and Think!

Homework-May 20-24

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

Accelerated Reader Expectation-   Fifth graders must read at least one non-fiction & one fiction book/month, and pass quizzes with a 70% comprehension score each month.  The upper grade (grades 4, 5, 6,) goal is 100 A.R. points by June 1st.

ROOM 15  (Aiani)  

Monday: 5/20-Read 20 minutes

Tuesday: 5/21- Read 20 minutes

Wednesday: 5/22 Read 20 minutes

Thursday: 5/23- Read 20 minutes

*This week in class, students are in groups constructing "Smart Cities" with solar panels, windmills, and other energy saving ideas!

*Optional Engineering Challenge:  Construct a chair made entirely out of cardboard that will support the weight of a GG student. Your "chair" must be made entirely out of cardboard and glue and have a seat and a back.
The seat of the chair must be at least 16 inches from the floor. 
The top of the back must be no less than 30 inches from the floor. 
The chair must be portable (able to be carried through doors).

ROOM 9 (Greenlinger/Horn):

Monday: 5/20-Read 20 minutes

Tuesday: 5/21- Read 20 minutes

Wednesday: 5/22- Read 20 minutes

Thursday: 5/23 - Read 20 minutes

Fifth Grade Teachers