Team Fifth

News from 5th Grade

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Join our facebook page!

We are so excited to share our 5th Grade Facebook page with you! We will use it to:

  • Share pictures
  • Go LIVE so you can take a peek in our classrooms
  • Communicate with you
  • Send reminders of upcoming events, news, etc.

To join, send Ms. Rice your email address associated with your facebook account. You can send it through Class Dojo or email me directly at

Mark your Calendars


2- Teacher Work Day

3- Students return to school

8- Report Cards go home

11- Jr Beta Meeting

15- MLK Holiday

Common Assessment Windows

Jan 8-23 Social Studies

Jan 22-Feb 2 Math

Jan 22-26 Opinion Assesslets

Learning in 5th Grade

Math: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Info for Parents--

Games for kids--

Key Vocabulary--

  • equivalent fraction
  • benchmark fraction
  • mixed number
  • improper fraction
  • simplest form


Reading Focus: Cause and Effect

Writing Focus: Opinion

Grammar Focus: Figurative Language

Monthly Focus: Cause and Effect

Anchor Text: The Watson's Go to Birmingham

Key Vocabulary--
  • cause/ effect
  • historical text
  • evidence
  • similes
  • metaphors
  • opinion
  • argumentative
  • introduction
  • topic
  • multi-paragraph
  • organizational structure
  • reasons
  • details
  • conclusion
  • context clues
  • multiple meaning words
  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • figurative language
  • adage
  • proverbs

Helpful Websites

Social Studies: WW2

Key Vocabulary:

  • Roosevelt
  • Stalin
  • Churchill
  • Hirohito
  • Truman
  • Mussolini
  • Hitler
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Iwo Jima
  • D-Day
  • VE and VJ Days
  • Holocaust

Science: Electricity and Magnetism

Key Vocabulary:

  • series circuits
  • parallel circuits
  • conductors
  • insulators

Student of the Month - Patient

These students were chosen for consistently showing patience.

Homework Reminders

  • Homework is given weekly with daily due dates for us to go over in class
  • Homework covers skills we have already taught in class
  • 20 minutes of reading and completing the reading log is required daily
  • Students who have not mastered their multiplication facts, will be given additional homework to assist in mastering these facts
Class Dojo

Class Dojo can be accessed to review behavior and classroom updates. You can also send direct messages to teachers or view classroom announcements.


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Education Galaxy

Use education galaxy to practice your math, ELA, science and social studies skills. Please have your student work under the "My Study Plan" section, as "Assignments" must be completed at school.

Raz Kids

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