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Grade 5

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Our goal is to encourage every student to perceive learning as a continuing process. Education should prepare children to be productive and responsible members of our local and global communities. Students should recognize that learning is relevant and meaningful, and a life-long process.

In the fifth grade, the staff strives to promote student confidence and independence in order to begin the process of preparing students for the middle school. Students follow a daily schedule and switch classes for the core subject areas and related arts. Each student is assigned a locker and an assignment pad to develop organizational skills and study habits.

Fifth grade students are important members of the GHR community as they are role models for younger students. To foster good citizenship, students are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • Respect classmates and teachers.
  • Cooperate and help others.
  • Be responsible and organized.
  • Have a positive attitude and do your best.

Language Arts

Topics of Study

  • Informational
  • Narrative
  • Research-based Argumentative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Memoir
  • Literature (Variety of Genres)
  • Text Connections
  • Inferencing
  • Sequencing
  • Summarizing
  • Character Analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary & Figurative Language
  • Text Features & Text Structures


    • Place Value (comparing decimals, ordering decimals, writing decimals in various forms, multiplying decimals by 10, 100, and 1000)
    • Adding & Subtracting Decimals
    • Multiplying & Dividing Decimals
    • Order of Operations
    • Multi Digit Whole Number Multiplication & Division
    • Volume
    • Measurement Conversions
    • Adding & Subtracting Fractions (Like Denominators, Unlike Denominators, Mixed Numbers)
    • Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
    • Coordinate Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
    • Attributes of Quadrilaterals
    • Problem Solving Strategies
    Helpful Websites

    Eureka Math Parent Resources


    Topics of Study

    • Science Process Skills
    • Matter & Its Interactions
    • Earth/Sun
    • Earth’s 4 Spheres
    • Constellations/Position of Stars in the night sky
    • Seasons/Day&Night
    • Ecosystems
    • Human Impact
    • Water Cycle

    Helpful websites

    Social Studies

    Topics of Study

    • Exploration
    • Early Colonial Settlements
    • 13 Colonies
    • French & Indian War
    • American Revolution

    Organization Guidelines

    Necessary School Supplies:

    * Assignment pads and folders will be provided by teachers*

    1. loose leaf binder or trapper
    2. sharpened pencils with erasers
    3. pencil pouch
    4. silent reading book

    Suggestions for Supplies to have at home:

    1. earbuds labeled in a plastic bag
    2. pack of colored pencils or crayons
    3. small student scissors

    The above materials should fit neatly into the binder/trapper.

    The teachers would appreciate it if parents would…

    Help students organize binders and folders at least once a week.