Grade 5



May 2019

We just began Esperanza Rising, a historical fiction novel about a young girl whose family was displaced from their home in Mexico in the early 1900’s. This novel will coincide with our Mexico and U.S. government study in social studies. We will be further working on comprehension and vocabulary skills using the novel.

After the state exams, we will be using May and June to focus on classifying shapes and angles (triangles and quadrilaterals), converting between units (meters, feet, ounces, etc.), and converting between decimals and fractions. We will also work on studying different types of graphs and learning how to create and use them.

Social Studies
In Social Studies, we will just be finishing up a brief discussion of the history of Canada. We will be spending the remainder of the year on United States government in comparison to the governments of Mexico and Canada, and the history of the U.S. government. This includes the American Revolution, the writing of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and the amendments to the Constitution.

We will be finishing up our study of sacraments for in May (Anointing of the Sick, Reconciliation, Holy Orders, and Matrimony).

For the month of May, the fifth graders will begin with a unit of study on energy and ecosystems. Students will come to understand that living things interact with one another in ecosystems. Energy flows from the sun to plants and animals.


Throughout this school year, your child will look to you for support and guidance as you and I work as a team to help your child be successful. I encourage you to take an active interest in what your child is doing. Take a few minutes each day and ask your child, “How was school today?” and, “What did you learn today?” and listen to their response.





Ms. Diana Moore - Grade 5