Academic/Behavior Expectations!

Behavior In The Classroom 







Be Respectful: How would I feel?

Be Responsible:  Understand there will be consequences!  Both good and bad... for your actions!

Be Safe:  Ask yourself could I or someone else get hurt?   

Be a Team Player:  Help your peers!

Be A Hard Worker:  Challenge yourself!  

Be Prepared:  Come to class prepared with homework, writing utensil, textbook and notebook.



Academic Expectations 


Overview of Fifth Grade Learning Objectives

This is to provide you with a summary of the key fifth grade learning objectives for reading, language arts, and math. A more detailed description of each subject is provided as well below.  The language arts and math curriculum correlate to state standards.

Fifth grade is a year of highly visible for progress in reading and language arts. By the end of fifth grade students should be able to:

Use grade appropriate vocabulary

Apply comprehension strategies to a variety of literary genres

Write and punctuate appropriately in research and composition assignments

Speak and listen with grade appropriate skill

Fifth grade is also a year of development and skill building in mathematics. By the end of fifth grade students should be able to:

Be proficient using the four math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Use basic algebraic functions such as exponents and order of operations

Apply geometric concepts to solve problems

Use various methods of measurement with skill

Understand data analysis and basic statistical terms 

*** Below are more in-depth description of the fifth grade curriculum:



Read a newspaper or grade-level book

Produce projects demonstrating reading comprehension (e.g. a book report, poster, diorama, skit, mobile, or book jacket)

Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction

Ask and answer critical questions about characters and plot that explore similarities, contrasts, and hypothetical scenarios

Integrate reading skills with science, social studies, and math

Writing and Verbal Communication

Write in cursive (longhand) as requested

Accurately take notes from reference materials

Write papers, ranging from three to four pages, that require research

Use higher-level vocabulary words, including synonyms and antonyms

Write for a purpose: to explain, to describe, to persuade, to entertain, to list, to express an opinion, and so on.

Produce polished assignments that have been self-edited for grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes

Present oral reports



Solve long-division math problems with double-digit divisors

Multiply two- and three-digit numbers

Work with fractions and decimals

Calculate perimeter and averages

Use a calculator

Understand that there is more than one way to solve a math problem; know when and how to incorporate various methods of calculation

Do “mental math” (calculating without paper; ability varies widely among students)



Analyze, predict, observe, and think scientifically

Explain how an answer to a scientific question is found

Retain science facts from previous year


History and Social Studies

Know home state history

Understand the branches of the U.S. government

Retain history facts from previous year

Know U.S. geography

*** Naturally, 5th grade will be more academically challenging than the earlier grades. Not only is this the final year of elementary school, but teachers are preparing your child for the rigors of middle school.