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Grade 5

Welcome to Grade 5! The final year of elementary school is both memorable and challenging as students have a variety of opportunities to increase their levels of independence and responsibility. In Reading Workshop, students read a variety of genres as they aim to improve stamina and reading comprehension. They explore topics to enhance their understanding of real-world concepts and issues. In Writing Workshop, students use the writing process to plan, create, and publish a variety of narrative, persuasive, and informational essays. Writing stamina is also a primary focus for students as they use Chromebooks to support research collection, typing skills, and written output. In Math, students interact with a variety of math topics and heavily focus on fractions and decimals. Students are expected to use multiple strategies to find solutions to problems. The science curriculum provides students many opportunities to use the scientific method as they interact with principles of energy, sounds, light, and phases of the moon. In Social Studies, students look deeper into how geography, economics, and religion affect a community or society. Teachers work diligently with students throughout the year to support individual learning needs and empower students with the necessary strategies to ensure a successful and positive middle school transition.


Curriculum

LANGUAGE ARTS LINKS

Epic! Reading - For use in school only (password required.) Fiction and Non-fiction books online

Free Rice - practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work

Google Classroom - Link to your Berlin Google Account (password required)

R-A-Z Kids - Reading A-Z Literacy (password required) For use in school and at home. (For directions to RAZ Kids, please click here.)

Typing Club - Keyboarding Practice (password required)


MATH LINKS

Desmos 4-Function Calculator - for NGSS Exam

Free Rice - practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work

Interactive Math Websites and Apps for Kids- document listing and describing various interactive math resources

IXL Math - practice different skills with feedback for students and teachers

Prodigy Game - A role-playing adventure that uses math to power your spells (you will need to create an account with your family first.)

XtraMath - math fact practice (username/password required)

RESOURCE LINKS

Library Home Page- teacher/student links listed 

Library Catalog (Destiny)- online access to Hubbard School catalog 

Grolieronline encyclopedia for student research

Code.org for Mrs. Suranna- Programming Instruction Course

WeVideo - Video making software 

Noodle Tools - citation assistant for bibliographies

Celestial White Noise: Play to calm your mind and improve focus

Mad Libs Online: Use variables to make funny stories

Scratch.com - write code in Blockly, and see what other people are doing

Khan Academy - Learn JavaScript through these lessons

Global Play Day Games

Dance Party: Create dance videos with code!

Gridlight: Save the land with your coding skills

Plethora: Code with cool cause & effect effects


KEYBOARDING LINKS

Please be aware: Many of the apps below are free to use, but support themselves with advertising. Berlin Public Schools does not endorse anything advertised on these sites.

TypingClub (Free Version): A free version of the software you used in Grade 4. You can jump to any level, but you will not be able to save your progress

Typing.com: Great lessons for students in need of a refresher

Typing-Lessons.org: More lessons for student use.

BBC Dance Mat Typing: Easy games for fun

Learn Typing.org - basic typing games

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Mallory Brochu

Sara Suranna