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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!

Fifth Grade

  Students have had a front row seat this year as we construct our state of the art MPR which will be completed this summer. 

Fifth graders  in room 9 and room 13 have been using Google Classroom and Zoom this spring for long distance learning and rocking it! Now it is time to have some safe, summer fun.

Remember that there is no elevator to success-you have to take the stairs!  Stay sharp and read over the summer.  Prepare for 6th grade.

SVUSD schools start again August 17th.



2020-2021 . Suggested Supplies:    A three ring binder (1.5-2 inches) and dividers with at least 5 tabs;  five spiral notebooks; pencils, erasers, glue, highlighters, markers.

Accelerated Reader Expectation:   One fiction and one nonfiction book read each month with at least a 70% comprehension score . Students should be reading 15-20 minutes nightly to meet these reading expectations.   Our  upper grade (grades 4, 5, 6, ) goal is 50- 100 A.R. points August 12, 2020- June 1st, 2021.   



Fifth Grade Teachers