Fifth Grade End-of-Year Information:


Saturday June 10th Young Debaters Debate Competition at CUNY Law School Students should arrive at 7:30 am and wear Professional / Career clothes

June 15th 5th grade Luncheon at 11:30am

June 19th Ballroom Dancing Showcase Wear your Sunday best 1:00pm   Caps and Gowns will be distributed

June 22nd 5th grade Stepping Up Ceremony 9:00 am

June 23rd 5th grade trip to Six Flags Great Adventure Students should be at the school by 7:30 am Mandatory Must Wear white Senior T-Shirt

June 28th half-day and last day of school   Report cards will be distributed


During the summer Students should still have  access to the websites for Reading and Reading Comprehension

5th grade teachers would like to wish all our graduates much success in middle school.

Please enjoy your Summer!





We have began our journey into the universe. The students in fifth grade had the opportunity to begin this journey into understanding the universe by embarking on a field trip to The Hayden Planetarium.

 Students will dig deeply into the text to understand the universe and how the solar system works. Our anchor text is : Our Solar System by Seymour Simon

Essential Question 

How do readers make sense of informational text with many unfamiliar words?

Unit Goal

Your Child as a reader will determine the meaning of words and phrases to understand information in the text.


While working on through this unit your child will address the following Common Core Standards:

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific
words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

In Social Studies / Reading 

Students have been reading various cases  pertaining to the 1st amendment  Freedom of speech and have been note taking and annotating important information from the cases that will help support their debate.

Debate competition on June 10th


Every child is expected to read a minimum of 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. After they read, they must write a response to a specific prompt in their notebook.