5th grade welcome sign


24 pencils
8 dry erase markers 
3 folders with pockets
1 pencil pouch or pencil box
2 spiral bound notebooks (one or two subject)
1 box of colored pencils
2 -  1.5 inch three-ring binders

You may be wondering what you can do to help prepare your child for 5th grade. The most important thing is that your child read for at least 25 minutes each day. Chapter books help build reading stamina and help comprehension. It is also important to practice math facts for multiplication and division. Students who begin 5th grade with solid mastery of math facts have a definite advantage.

Below you will find a list of resources and activities that will benefit your child. As always you can contact your child’s teacher with questions, comments, or concerns.  We hope you stay safe and enjoy the quality time with your family!


Read 25+ minutes per day (any reading is good reading- this can be magazine articles, picture books, chapter books, newspaper articles, recipes, etc…) 

Listen to reading- storylineonline.net is a great resource where famous actors/actresses read to you.

Discuss what you have read:  Find the main idea, discuss the setting/characters/conflict/resolution, find cause and effect/compare/contrast scenarios, locate fact vs. opinion, etc 

The most powerful skill your child can practice right now is memorization of math facts (multiplication and division). This is such an important building block for all current and future middle school math concepts.  



Stories- Ask your child to write a personal narrative (a story about themselves and an event that has happened in their lifetime)

Research papers- Have your child conduct research on a topic of choice . They can document their findings on paper or electronically and then can create a Word document/powerpoint/sway/poster/etc. on their findings. 

Free write- Allow your child to free write. This could be in the form of a journal of their time away from school, a fictional story, a letter to a friend or family member that can be mailed, etc…   

Websites to promote learning: 








Can access through Clever (no password required) or www.brainpop.com

SOLPass– great study guides and review materials...helpful when reviewing old material or if students want to look at new material that will be coming up upon return

Gravely ES


Sheppard Software – great for math



Mr. Nussbaum online practice



Jefferson Lab – link to games



Students can access their Office 365 account and use resources under Clever.