5th Grade

Keefe, Kingsley & Ward

Upcoming Events

June 1st: Camp material drop off 4:00-7:00 (optional)

June 7th: Caine's Arcade from 1:00-2:00

June 2-3: Camp Whitcomb Field Trip (Please pick up your child at 2:00 on June 3rd)

Caine's Arcade

Let's get ready to play some educational games! Sixth grade will be holding an arcade again this year. Here are a few changes from last year: no money needed; students will receive tickets and use them to enter in raffle prizes. Your child should walk away learning something that sixth graders learned this year.

Take a look at the video below to see where the inspiration for this day came!

Caine's Arcade

Classroom Supplies

As we are working hard in 5th grade, we've noticed that a few of our school supplies have been dwindling. If you would like to help our house out and donate more supplies, we would greatly appreciate it. Here are the supplies that we are in need of:

  • Pencils
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pens (not erasable)
  • Clorox wipes


Fantasy project are due June 1st! The creativity is flowing and wonderful activities are being developed using our story elements.


Students took their final quiz and test for this year in math!!! Please check your child's math take home folder for both of these assessments.(Block 1 will get it Tuesday.) If your child received a grade lower than a 3 on their test, they are encouraged and some are required to complete a make-up assessment. This will take place on June 1st during both recesses. Please take a look at the Unit 8 website for more resources for your child to practice finding the volume of rectilinear figures to prep for this alternative assessment.

This week the students became the teachers. I am so impressed at how prepared each group was for their lesson! We have some future teachers in our classes! These student taught lessons will continue next week. Take a look at the schedule below.

Here is the schedule for each lesson:(this could vary among blocks)

Tuesday, May 31st: 7.2 Simplify Expressions

Monday, June 6th: 7.3 Evaluate Expressions

Tuesday, June 7th: 7.4 Patterns and Relationships

Wednesday, June 8th: 7.5 Coordinate Graphs

Wednesday, June 8th: 7.6 Graph Ordered Pairs


All students finalized their memoir writing and published it this week on Friday. We will celebrate our writing successes and growth on Tuesday next week. Their next, and final, spelling test will be on Wednesday, following their spelling packet due date (which is Tuesday).


Did you know that about 80% of the Earth's surface is water, and only 1% of this is suitable for drinking? Our last science unit will focus on Earth's water systems. During this unit, students will gain an understanding of how the water cycle work by creating models of groundwater, pie charts of water distribution and, water cycle posters. The test for this unit will be the last week of school. Here is a link to the study guide to help your child prepare for this assessment.

Accelerated Math

This week, we reviewed and took the final assessment for our Introduction to Expressions unit. Students then worked in groups of their choice to prepare and teach a lesson to their classmates on our next unit - Algebraic Expressions (a Part 2 to our previous chapter). They had to have several components within their lesson - including a presentation, a class activity, an exit slip, and a rubric. Groups worked very hard on this, and are excited to begin their presentations and share their knowledge with their classmates!
Band Practice Schedule

Please help us out by looking into your student's band schedule. Remind them of the day of the week they have practice and the time. Next week will be the "black week."