5th Grade

Mrs. Ward

MAP Testing

Our Fall MAP testing will start taking place next week. If possible please make sure your child isn't out for an appointment on these dates.

Reading: Wednesday, Sept 24th at 10:15

Math: Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 10:15


If you child wants to earn a 4 on his/her weekly spelling test, in addition to being proficient with the 5th grade core words, they need to correctly write 5 challenge words, define the words, and write them in a sentence. Here are next week's challenge words: jostle, heed, overwhelming, balk, and juvenile.


Next week we will be wrapping up our addition/subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers with Unit 1 test. The standard that will be reported out on is, " I can solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators." (5.NF.2)

If your are child needs some extra practice at home here are some links to additional problems:

Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators

Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators

Science and Social Studies

Our worm farm has finally begun! It's such a joy watching the inquiry with which the students are observing the worms. Some students have taken it upon themselves to name their worm.

For the remainder of term 1, our class will be heading to Mrs. Gallo's room for Social Studies. There they will be learning about the early explorers. Let the adventure begin!

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