Welcome to 5th Grade!
Reading with the first grade!
Brave soles field trip
Over the summer, students should maintain their daily reading routine of AT LEAST 20 minutes. Remember to read from different genres, especially nonfiction.
Additionally, practicing math for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week will help keep skills sharp for 6th grade. Khan Academy, Zearn, and Freckle are good, free sites that students can use for this.
Writing is also highly encouraged. Keep a journal of summer travel, or write a letter to a friend.
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Helping with homework
Daily homework is an important part of reinforcing what we learn in class. In fifth grade, we aim to foster independence and autonomy while encouraging students to self-advocate when something is unclear. Please read the following suggestions as to how to strike this balance and best support your fifth grader.