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


1st- PES Spelling Bee

5th & 6th- ELA Common Assessment 2

4th-8th- STAR Reading and Math Assessments

4th- 5th Grade Christmas Lunch

4th- Polar Express Day for 5th Grade (wear pajamas)

7th- Jr Beta Meeting (2:45-3:30PM)

11th- Christmas Pajama Day (or any pajamas)

12th- Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

13th- Grinch Day (or wear green)

14th- Reindeer Day (or wear brown)

15th- Santa & his Elves Day

15th-Christmas Party (9:00AM)

Learning in 5th Grade

Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Info for Parents--

Games for kids--

Key Vocabulary--

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

ELA: Perspectives in Time

Reading Focus: Informational

Writing Focus: Informational

Grammar Focus: Commas, titles, sentences, dialects, affixes

Anchor Text: The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

Topics of Study:

  1. Text Features & Literary Elements
  2. Informational/ Explanatory Writing
  3. Commas, Titles, Sentences, Dialects, Affixes

Key Vocabulary--
  • affixes
  • commas
  • nonfiction
  • evidence
  • summary/ summarize

Science: Physical and Chemical Changes

Key Vocabulary:

  • physical change
  • chemical change
  • mixture
  • solid
  • liquid
  • gas
  • indicators

Social Studies: The Roaring 20ś & The Great Depression

Key Vocabulary:

  • Jazz Age
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Langston Hughes
  • Babe Ruth
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Henry Ford
  • Great Depression

Student of the Month - Helpful

These students were chosen for consistently being helpful to their teachers and peers!
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Student Shout Outs

  • Shout out to all parents who attended our field trips in November! We loved having you with us and appreciate your participation.
  • Shout out to Lexi Vincent and Arianna Talley for already bringing in cans for our Can Food Drive! Way to serve our community girls!!
  • Shout out to Paige Speer, Austin Speer, and Kaci Coffman for their recognition at our Veteranś Day Program! Way to represent 5th Grade!!
  • Shout out to Lexy Queen, Sarah Green, Kylie Wilkerson, Win Forrester-Barlow, Cali Mahler, and Lexi Vincent for participating in the DAR American History Essay Contest! Good luck on your submissions!

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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