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Summer HW for Students Entering Grade 5
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Monday, July 08, 2019

Summer Homework for Students entering 5th Grade


You are being assigned the below homework to reinforce skills you have learned and to prepare you for your new grade. Be safe and have fun completing these assignments as a family. Please log onto our school website, for additional information and useful resources.


1. Math: Be mindful that math is everywhere you go! Use your math skills to tell time, keep track of the money you spend & receive, and count all the exciting memories you make!

Here are some of the math skills to do daily over the summer:

* Practice multiplying multi-digit whole number using the standard algorithm.

* Practice multiplication facts (create flash cards starting from 0-10 and spend time on this. It will be extremely beneficial as multiplication and division are major skills in 5th grade).

* Practice adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.

* Students should practice solving word problems and organizing their work, as well as checking for accuracy.

* Play games with your child. Board games, cards games and dominoes require numerical skills to win and friendly competition reinforces family time and needed skills!

*Have your child help you cook and bake, as recipes are full of mathematical opportunities.


2. Reading- Please remind your child to read every day for at least 30 minutes. The library is offering many reading programs this summer that your child can join and receive prizes for their accomplishments. Please visit Raz-Kids as a useful online resource. Have your child keep a log of their reading minutes and respond to what they have read. Some things to focus on are retelling important events, identifying character traits/ feelings, making connections with characters in your child’s own life, finding theme (life lesson), and main idea. As fifth graders, students will be reading throughout genres – fiction, nonfiction, history (specifically The Westward Expansion) and fantasy. It will be beneficial for them to begin doing research and take notes on these topics to prepare them for the upcoming school year!


Here is a list of books suggested for 5th grade:

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Holes by Louis Sachar:

Genius! The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time by Deborah Kespert

DNA Detective by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Lil Grump

Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Jones

It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History by James Solheim

Dolphin Adventure by Wayne Grover

The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg

The Girls’ Book: How to Be the Best at Everything by Juliana Foster and Amanda Enright

First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove


3. Writing- Please have your child keep a journal about events that they have experienced over the summer; things they have done, books they have read, how they feel, and goals they have for he upcoming school year. This teaches them to find their voice in their writing and help them foster a love of writing. can be utilized as a helpful resource.


** Students are expected to bring the journal to school by Thursday, September 5,2019 and be prepared to discuss their journal entries. **


Online Resources to use over the summer: Raz-Kids,,,,,,


Have a great summer!!! See you on September 5, 2019

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