Fifth Grade

April 2021


Greetings Parents and Guardians,

Happy Spring!

Our fifth-grade teachers would like to thank all of our families for your hard work in supporting our blended/remote learning. We know that balancing family, along with helping your child/children as well as your own work, is very demanding. Thank you for your endless support and for all that you do to help your child learn and grow during this difficult time.

Our Core Value for the month is: Confidence. How do you explain confidence to a child?

What Is Confidence?

  1. Feel secure rather than insecure.

  2. Know they can rely on their skills and strengths to handle whatever comes up.

  3. Feel ready for everyday challenges like tests, performances, and competitions.

  4. Think "I can" instead of "I can't"

We will engage in conversations about this topic throughout the month.

The fifth-grade teachers have another busy and exciting month ahead. Be sure to review the Units of Study below.

Please continue to monitor that homework and assessments are being submitted by the required due dates. Students should be completing 20 minutes of iReady Reading and iReady Math daily.

**Important dates**

Spring recess 3/29 - 4/2/21

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email or Class DoJo.

Thank you.

From, The 5th Grade Team

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Reading: We will read and annotate a specified text and use graphic organizers to enhance our understanding. Also, we will work on strategies to effectively solve multiple choice questions.

Writing: We will review the components to write extended responses and continue with meaningful discussions that will elaborate on the remarks of others.

Math/Science: We will apply understanding on how to convert customary units of length, weight and capacity.

Social Studies:  We will explore Explaining Relationships in Historical Texts.

Congratulations to the Students of the Month!

5-1 Joshua Ogando

5-2 Franklin Castillo- Reyes

Cohort D Adrian Pena

Teachers Contact Information

5-1 Ms. Laurenzano: EOsterm@schools.nyc.gov  

5-2: Mr. Roberts: JRoberts16@schools.nyc.gov

5-1&5-2 Cohort D: Ms. Mercado MMercado7@schools.nyc.gov