Fifth Grade News

Welcome to Fifth Grade Cafe!

Language Arts

This week in our language arts block, we worked on determining the theme in our stories. We took a pre-assessment that looked at comparing and contrasting a common theme within two stories. We looked at those responses, and are now working on relating text evidence to support the theme, and formatting a well-written response.


We are now working with fractions in Math. We reviewed equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. Then we moved on to adding and subtracting fractions.

I Spy a Read-a-Thon!

The PTO is sponsoring Read-a-thon again this year! The goal is encourage students to read and raise money at the same time! The Rules are simple: students collect pledges to earn money for the minutes that they read over a 10-day period. The Read-a-thon paperwork is in Friday Folders! The reading begins on Friday, April 14 and continues through Sunday, April 23. They may turn in their reading log and pledges anytime after that day. They have to be turned in no later than May 1st.

PARCC Testing

The students will begin PARCC testing on Tuesday, April 11th. We will begin testing promptly at 8:30 each day, so it is important that your child arrives to school on-time. Please also encourage your child to get a good night's sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast.

District Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.