5th Grade

Keefe, Kingsley & Ward

Upcoming Events

May 4-5: Math MAP Testing

May 9-10: Reading MAP Testing

May 13: Lion King at Pewaukee High School at 1:00 pm

May 17: BizTown Field Trip

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

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

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
  • Eraser tops
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pens (not erasable)
  • Loose leaf
  • Clorox wipes
  • Headphones (if your child doesn't have them yet)


Strategies this week;

Infer- (review) When we make inferences, we combine what we know about the world with clues we are given to think more deeply and see a more complex story unfold.

Construct sensory images- As we engage our senses we consciously focus on our reading to help us build stronger comprehension,

We also began our Fantasy packet so you should be seeing your student working on sections each week.

Please note the testing time and remember to go to bed at 8:00, bring healthy snacks and drinks and eat a healthy breakfast each and everyday! Thanks for your help on this!

***Please use the following link to review the MAP testing skills!



This week your child brought home their Unit 6 Test in their Math Take Home folder. Any papers that are in their folder can be left at home. Remember to sign their sheet in their Math Take Home folder.

We finished converting metric units of length, mass, and volume. Next week we will be converting among customary units of length, weight, and volume. This concept can be more difficult for students, but with practice and real world examples, they will grasp these calculations.

MAP Testing takes place next week. Please remind your child of the importance of this assessment. It is crucial that your child gets a good night sleep with a nutritious breakfast and afternoon snack. Please encourage your child to prepare for this by taking time to practice. Here is a link with multiple activities for your child.


This week students have been focusing on the skill and art storytelling. This week we introduced the concept of storyboarding and how it connects to the film making industry as well as writing. The art of storyboarding requires students to show small parts of their stories rather than "telling." They will need to think critically about what they saw, heard, felt, and thought at each moment. This will result in a deeper writing piece when they re-enter the revision process.

The current spelling packet is due next week 5/5.

Social Studies

Biz Town positions have been filled and we are getting ready for the big day. You can feel the excitement in the air! Chaps, many thanks for your extra time on this and a "Volunteer Confirmation Letter" should be coming home with your student.


Students are doing a fantastic job researching their planets! As they are wrapping up their research, they are beginning to create their presentations. From posters to GoogleSlides, students are choosing to present their planet with the media of their choice. Their final projects are due on Friday, April 29th. Students will use this day to share their projects with their classmates in the form of a gallery walk. Here is a link to the expectations.

Accelerated Math

This week, we worked our way through our unit on Percents. We reviewed how to shade hundredths grids to represent percents, write percents as decimals and decimals as percents, as well as fractions as percents. We learned how to estimate percents and calculate percents of a number based on benchmark fractions, like 1%, 5%, 10%, and 50%. We also determined the part, whole, or percent based on different types of percent problems. Lastly, we brushed up on our algebra by combining like terms and solving for variables. Our final MAP test will be next week!
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."