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5th Grade

What Students are Learning

Students are moving away from: state, tell, memorize, list, label,  and toward more: design, connect, revise, analyze, create, prove, compare, investigate, draw conclusions, cite evidence, and how to develop a logical argument.

NGSS Science

Matter and its Interactions

Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions


From Molecules to Organisms : Structure and Processes

Earth Systems and Earth's Place in the Universe

Space Systems

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

Earth and Human Activity

Water Cycle and Weather


Academic Vocabulary

Assess, calculate, circumstance, cite, complement, conclusion, consider, consistent, contrary, convey, correlate, criteria, critique, debate, depict, design, dispute, elaborate, eliminate, evaluate, excessive, explain, generalize, hypothesize,  identify,  Imply, influence,insert,  integrate, interpret, judgment, justify, model, method, organize, persuade,properties, represent, research, resolve, significant, simplify, specific

Digital Citizenship
  • Cyberbullying is repeated sending or posting of harmful messages, images, or videos about someone else using the Internet, cell phones, or other types of technology.
  • If a student believes they are being cyberbullied, the best first step is to step away from the computer or put the cell phone down, then tell a trusted adult (parent, teacher, etc.) what is going on.
  • If they can, don’t delete anything the cyberbully sent. They may need this as proof of what is going on.
  • If they know someone is being cyberbullied, help the person by encouraging them to talk to an adult. Tell the person being bullied that they care about them and want to help. Do not spread rumors. Tell the cyberbully to stop.


S- Step Away

T-  Tell a friend or trusted adult

O- Only visit approved sites

P- Pause and Think!

Fifth Grade

Welcome to our amazing Garden Grove campus!  Students will have a front row seat this year as we construct our state of the art MPR! We are indeed "BUILDING EXCELLENCE" in our students and our campus!

Fifth graders are reading many types of literature and informational material this year, and examining more complex issues in society.  This is a great time to get involved in community service activities to foster character development and responsibility. Students  have daily access to technology and weekly access to robotics, as long as behavior standards are met.  We are excited about the amazing year ahead!


(As assigned, and unfinished classwork is due the next day)

Accelerated Reader Expectation-  

 Fifth graders must read at least one non-fiction & one fiction book/month, and pass quizzes with a 70% comprehension score each month.  The upper grade (grades 4, 5, 6,) goal is 100 A.R. points by June 1st.

Note:  Dismissal is 2:40 on MTWF but  1:05 on Thursdays! 



Fifth Grade Teachers