Welcome incoming 5th grade families!
Scroll to the bottom of the page for the supply list. See below for the Reading and Writing requirements. Students entering 5th grade must complete the End of the Year Math Packet from their 4th grade math book. It is my understanding that students removed these pages from their books at the end of the school year. If any child needs a copy, please contact the school office.
Grade 5 Summer Reading Requirements
Students entering grade 5 are required to read at least 2 books. We suggest parents help students choose suitable books for their child. Students can choose any two books that are appropriate levels and content. Parents should check each book’s grade level and choose books that match their child’s instructional level.
The following website is a good source to find out about each title. It will give you a brief description and also gives a rating for educational value, violence, language, etc.
Students Entering Grade 5 Summer Writing Requirements
You are required to write one response for each of the two books you read this summer. That is a total of two written responses. Each response should be one to two complete paragraphs. Be sure to include details and examples from the book. Please write the question number and complete question that you are responding to. Do not choose the same question twice.
Questions for non-fiction books are at the end of the list.
Q 1) Compare two characters from the book; describe their similarities and their differences.
Q 2) Describe how a character changed throughout the book. Explain what the character was like at first, and then describe the ways the character changed.
Q 3) Write about your favorite part of the book and tell why you enjoyed it. Describe how you felt when you were reading your favorite part.
Q4) What is the main problem or conflict in the story? Was the problem resolved? Tell how this happened.
Q5) Tell about an important lesson learned by a character in the book. Explain how it changed him or her. Compare it to a lesson you have learned in life.
Q6) If you were a character in this book, who would you be? Why? Give at least two different reasons.
Q7) Is there a character in this book who reminds you of a friend, or a character from another book you’ve read? Tell how these two characters are alike.
Q8) Write about the most interesting or exciting part of the book and describe what made it interesting or exciting. Be sure to explain the answer thoroughly.
If you read a non-fiction book choose one of these questions.
NF 1) What questions do you have for the author of this book? Why would you ask these particular questions? Write at least 6 questions and explain why you would like to know that information.
NF 2) Would you recommend this book to a friend? Give at least 4 reasons why, and explain each.
NF 3) What do you think you will remember most about this book? Why was it memorable to you?
General info to use throughout the year:
Our math practice site, DREAMBOX, can be accessed on a computer here: Dreambox
On a phone or tablet, download the dreambox app and input a one time school code. Our school code is: 44fc/stbs. This will bring your child to the login screen.
Students were given their login information and passwords in school. These activities, if done at home, need to be completed by the student without help from adults. This is important to the overall progress that your child will achieve, as the program levels itself continually. If your child is struggling with a concept, the program will move to a lower level activity until the child shows mastery. Likewise, if a child moves quickly through a skill, a more challenging concept will be introduced. Results will be skewed if a child is given assistance, so please allow your child to work on his/her own to achieve the maximum benefits. No pencil/paper.
Reminder: Our Reading and Math books are available online through your child’s Pearson account. Here’s the link.
Students have been given login info at school, and a copy of this was sent home. Please log in once, and save the login info. This way, if your child is home sick, or prefers not to carry those books home, he/she will have immediate access from home.
The Spelling City link below has the entire year’s spelling and vocabulary words, and does not require students to log in.
Click on the link below for all your spelling/vocabulary words and activities.
**********Homework and Grades*************
Parents: Check to see that all homework assignments have been completed by clicking on the link below which will take you to my daily homework posting. If your child is absent, you will find missed classwork here, too. Your child’s grades are also available online at the second link below.
Click here to view grades: https://stbridget.eduk12.net/login.asp
I have created the following MATH TUTORIALS to assist with lessons throughout the year. Click on the desired lesson and view my step by step instructions.
Topic 7-10 Subtract mixed numbers
Topic 7-8 Add mixed numbers with unlike denominators:
Lesson 6-7 divide a decimal by a decimal (click on link below.)
chapter 10.1 LCM & LCD
Mixed numbers/improper fractions
Decimal in the quotient
Long division with a 2 digit divisor
Compatible numbers with a 2 digit divisor
9.3 Greatest Common Factor
Subtracting fractions & Mixed Numbers
Adding fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
Chapter 11.4/5 Add unlike denominators
Math Websites for practice and FUN!
Explore prime and composite numbers with Eratosthenes Sieve
Multiplying fractions quizzes: http://www.thegreatmartinicompany.com/Math-Quick-Quiz/fraction-multiply-quiz.html
Practice measuring angles here: http://www.ezschool.com/Games/Math/Angles/Angles.html
- hbmeyer.de/eratosiv.htm Prime/Composite numbers
- graph maker
Language Arts /Reading Websites
Grammar skills builder: https://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-5th-langbuilders.htm
- Reading Street Student Login http://sso.rumba.pearsoncmg.com/sso/login?profile=snp&k12int=true&service=https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com:443/snpapp/login/login.jsp
This could be our year!