5th Grade News

January 21st

Important Dates

January 24th through January 31st: Coat Drive

January 26th: Unit 6 Retakes

January 27th: Dismissal at 12:20 pm

January 28th: No School Teacher Workday

January 31st: Final Day of Application Submission for SY2022-23

Introducing Mrs. Lopez

I love to cook especially different types of foods. I worked in Orthodontics for 17 years and love children but decided I needed a new adventure. I'm super excited about starting my new journey here at Pennington!

End of Quarter Reminder

Please be sure to check ParentVue for any incomplete work your child may have. The last day to turn in any assignments is Thursday, January 27th.

Language Arts

This week the students worked on identifying and giving evidence about the text structures that authors use to organize their stories. They also began thinking about topics for a research project.


5.4a - Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases

5.4e - Identify organizational pattern(s)

5.6f - Identify transitional words and phrases that signal and author’s organizational pattern


5.7b - Select audience and purpose

5.7d - Introduce and develop a topic, incorporating evidence and supporting details


The focus of this unit is on solving single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers, as well as solving single-step practical problems involving products of a whole number less than or equal to 12 and a proper fraction. Students should be able to apply number sense strategies to support their computational understanding.

Unit 6 will include lessons and activities based on the following topics:

5.6a (Links to an external site.) Solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.

5.6b (Links to an external site.) Solve single–step practical problems involving multiplication of a whole number, limited to 12 or less, and a proper fraction, with models.

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This Week's Technology Tips Newsletter

Included in this week's newsletter is a short video showing students what they can do if their laptop is not turning on even though they have charged it. This has been a fairly common issue with these student laptops and there is an easy way to fix it. Please watch the video and encourage your students to watch it as well so that they can quickly fix the problem and not miss valuable instructional time coming down to the tech office.

Science and Social Studies