Fifth Grade

May 2023

Important Reminders:

  • The New York State Math Exam is May 2, 2023 and May 3, 2023.
  • May 19, 2023: Field Day Trip; if it rains we will reschedule Field Day to May 22, 2023.
  • May 29, 2023: Memorial Day, schools are closed.
  • Please continue to have your child read independently for at least 30 minutes daily.


Fantasy Book Clubs Bend 1: Constructing and Navigating Other Worlds: We will launch students into fantasy book clubs where they will focus on reading with deeper comprehension, synthesizing across many pages and deepen their literary conversations with their peers.

Read AloudThief of Always by Clive Barker


Fantasy: In this unit, students will collect ideas for a fantasy story and continue working each day to develop story ideas that have strong plot evidence and rich significance.


Topic 13 Algebra- Write and Interpret Numerical Expressions: How is the value of a numeral expression found?

Topic 14 Graph Points on a Coordinate Plane: How are points plotted? How are relationships shown on a graph?


Modeling Matter: What happens when two substances are mixed together?

Social Studies

European Exploration: How do issues of power, wealth, and morality influence exploration and colonization?

Fifth Grade Teachers:

  • Mrs. Tejeda and Mr. Asselta, 5-303
  • Ms. Every, 5-308
  • Mrs. Yost, 5-310
  • Mrs. Cantalupo, 5-305