- Academics at PISD
- Entering 5th Grade
5th Grade Resources for Parents and Families
- Read 20+ minutes a day.
- While reading or after reading, write/draw:
- an important part of the text.
- a connection made to the text.
- a question about the text.
- the problem and resolution of the story (literary text only - fiction, poetry, drama).
- the central idea and details to support it (informational texts only - nonfiction, persuasive).
- a conclusion that can be drawn from the text.
- something that could be added to the text to extend its message.
- something learned from the text.
- Environmental Shape or Pattern Hunt - Go on a scavenger hunt around the house (or even through different picture books) and find different objects/pictures for all the different types of quadrilaterals.(parallelogram, square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, kite)
- Building - Have your child build and name all the different quadrilaterals with Legos, toothpicks, crayons, pencils, straws, etc.
- Physical Activities - While doing physical activities (e.g. walking from one end of a room to another, hopping, jumping jacks, going up and down stairs), keep track by skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s,10s, 11s, and 12s. If you have access to an outdoor space, have your child create a hopscotch path. If you’re indoors, create a number path by writing on cardboard boxes or sheets of paper and have students skip count by different amounts.
- Cooking and Food - Have your child help out in the kitchen by measuring out ingredients and determining the amount of ingredients would be needed if you double, triple, or quadruple the recipe. Have your child identify information from the nutritional facts and solve problems, such as if you had 3 servings of these cookies, how many calories would that be? How many milligrams of sodium are in the entire box of cereal? How do you know? Have students create an addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problem using the nutritional facts from one of their favorite foods/snacks.
INVESTIGATE: Create a question about an organism, object, or event that can be observed in the natural world. It may sound something like:
- Does the kind of material used to insulate a refrigerated can of soda affect its temperature change?
- Does the slope of the surface affect the rate of water erosion?
- What role does a decomposer have in a Food Web?
- Plan and conduct a simple investigation to answer your question.
- Be sure to make observations and collect data.
- Record and organize your data using pictures, numbers, and/or words.
- Write about what you learned and new questions that you have.
- Research or test your new questions.
- Create a map of an area larger than your neighborhood, such as the city of Plano or the state of Texas.
- Look through family albums, photos, and/or artifacts and discuss what students see and know.
- Read about a historical figure and discuss or write about their contributions.
- Read about a current event (newspaper or online) and write about the event. Discuss ways the student would inform the public about the event.
All Things Digital
HMH Ed Online
- Access PISD HMH ED via tile in Webdesk.
- Access text in:
- Student choice library
- Current events
- Listen to and/or read and understand texts in a variety of genres, including literary (fiction), informational (non-fiction), poetry, drama, and persuasive/argumentative texts.
- Access Dreambox via tile in Webdesk.
- Suggestion: complete 5 lessons a week.
- Solve one and two step addition and subtraction problems involving whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers.
- Solve multiplication and division of decimals to the hundredths (division must be with a whole number divisor).
- Simplify numerical expressions that do not involve exponents.
- Graph ordered pairs of numbers in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
- Access PISD Discover Education via tile in Webdesk.
- Students can listen to texts/read along with texts/watch videos in their Student Techbook.
- Classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties.
- Explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy.
- Demonstrate that the flow of electricity in closed circuits can produce light, heat, or sound.
- Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object and is reflected or travels through one medium to another and is refracted).
- Access PISD Savvas via tile in Webdesk.
- Access resource:
- Click link under Classes > Social Studies dropdown or
- Go to “Learning systems” and click on Pearson Realize. Select MyWorld Social Studies from options on the right under "My Programs".
- Students can access the eText and read, read along with audio, and watch videos.
- If students have assigned content, please work through those assignments first.
- Identify characteristics of good citizenship and identify figures who exhibit good citizenship.
- Describe the order of events and use vocabulary related to chronology, including past, present, and future.
- Interpret information on maps and the globe, including landforms and bodies of water.
- Identify the functions of governments and governmental services.
- Identify ways to actively practice good citizenship.