Grade 5
  • 5th Grade Overview

    {Tasha Gehring}



    Language Arts: Wonders

    Our elementary has recently adopted a comprehensive program based on new standards. In 5th grade we will complete six units that include five weekly lessons guided by an essential question that ties in multiple readings and activities. Students will complete Literature Anthology selections paired with a variety of short additional passages throughout the week.  5th graders will also receive vocabulary practice to introduce, enrich and extend academic language and research-based instruction in phonics, grammar and spelling. For writing, students will work on weekly entries using and citing different texts and text-t0-text evidence. Every three units, students will complete a genre writing paper, beginning the year with an autobiographical sketch.

    Because we learn differently and will be at different levels in our learning paths, I will implement flexible grouping to meet with groups of 4-5 students four days a week to best meet individual needs. 


    Math: Bridges 

    Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive PK–5 curriculum that focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges is a mixture of direct instruction, guided investigation, and open exploration. It allows students to investigate math concepts together with manipulatives, movement, language, writing, and art. It is rich, and engaging...5th graders give it two thumbs up!

    In 5th grade, your child will:

    • use models and strategies to divide 2- and 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, with and without remainders. 
    • add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
    • multiply fractions and divide fractions in simple cases
    • measure volume
    • explain patterns in the number of zeros and the placement of the decimal point in the answer when multiplying or dividing by powers of 10
    • read, write, round, compare, add & subtract, multiply & divide decimals
    • multiply multi-digit whole numbers
    • locate and graph points on a coordinate plane



    We will be using Mystery Science, a hands on curriculum that supports theN Generation Science Standards and Common Core. For more information, you can go onto the website,  


    Social Studies

    In 5th grade, we learn about United States history, economics, science and technology, geography, culture, citizenship, government and national symbols.  




    Language Arts

    Grades will be based on:

    • Weekly chapter worksheets in Practice Books
    • Weekly Assessments
    • Unit Assessments
    • Spelling Tests
    • Writing Rubrics
    • Daily Writing
    • Written Assignments



    Grades will be based on:

    • Participation
    • Checkpoints and Quizzes
    • Chapter Tests
    • Learning Reflections
    • Journals


    Science and Social Studies

    Grades will be based on:

    • Assignments
    • Checkpoints
    • Writing
    • Participation and Attitude



    Students are welcome to bring a snack from home that they are able to eat in 15 minutes or less.



    I use Classroom Dojo to communicate, and encourage you to contact with me with questions, concerns… anything!

    Home Folders will come home daily and most student work will come home on Fridays.



    Students need to read 20 minutes each night and practice spelling words. Some students may need to work on math facts at home to better find success in 5th grade math.

    If students do not complete assignments in given class time, they will need to do so at home. Please be sure to check planners for homework, information, and upcoming events, then sign each night!