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Welcome to Fifth Grade!!!. Introductions: Miss Chetwood Mrs. Durst. Report Card. Standards Based: Math Science Health. Traditional: Language Social Studies Reading. Fifth Grade Curriculum. Language

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Report Card

Standards Based:






Social Studies



Fifth Grade Curriculum

  • Language
  • Talk to Write, Write to Learn: Creative writing, Personal Narratives, Expository Reports
  • Grammar Practice

Social Studies

  • North American Natives
  • Explorers
  • Colonization of America
  • American Revolution
  • American Government “We the People”
  • Civil War
  • Geography
  • States and Capitals
  • Science
    • Earth Science: Plate Tectonics, Layers of the Earth, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Rocks and Minerals
    • Health: Nutrition and Physical Activity; Mental, Emotional, and Social Health; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Growth Development and Family Life.

Fifth Grade Curriculum

  • Reading
    • Reader’s workshop with independent reading
    • Wide reading with exposure to all literary genres
    • Classroom goal: each student to read 30books this school year
    • Strategies and skills for text comprehension and analysis
    • Literature elements
    • Classroom novels using literature circles
  • Math
    • Place Value
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Use of models and different strategies
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Geometry
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
  • Science
  • Nature of Science & Scientific Processes
  • Physical Science: Structure of Matter
    • Atoms & Elements
    • Compounds and mixtures
    • States of matter
  • Biology: Living Systems
    • Cells
    • Traits
    • Plants
homework assignments and policies

Homework Assignments and Policies

We have a school wide homework policy. It states that fifth graders need to work for 50 minutes each night on homework. Most homework is unfinished schoolwork. Most assignments are due the next day unless specified otherwise. Students are told everyday what is due and when. It is the student’s responsibility to complete their work on time and turn it in.

Hopefully you have been seeing your child’s planner come home each night. Since we are preparing your child for middle school, we will not be checking each individual planner. The student is to write any homework/class work that is due.

classroom discipline
Classroom Discipline
  • All students deserve the right to a classroom environment that is managed in such a way as to maximize learning and minimize distractions, or impediments, to studying and learning.
  • All students have the responsibility to follow class rules that make it possible to get along with each other and allow teaching and learning to proceed throughout the year.
  • The classroom rule is as follows: You May Not Interfere with the Learning of Yourself or Others
  • Every student has a bad day once in awhile. For that reason, we start with a clean slate everyday.
  • If any behavior becomes a problem, we will work with you and your student to solve this conflict.
school and classroom newsletter
School and Classroom Newsletter!!!

Our school and classroom newsletter are the two best ways to stay informed! The school's newsletter is posted every two weeks on our web-site

The classroom newsletter is sent home every Monday, in print and electronically. Please read through these newsletters as it is the primary communication between the classroom and home.