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5th Grade

Fifth graders at Partnership Academy demonstrate leadership, self-advocacy, and critical thinking skills as they become more independent on the path to middle school.  Using technology, study skills, and strong interpersonal relationships between teachers and students, our fifth graders strive to put their whole elementary experience into practice through academic excellence and a strong sense of personal identity.
Please visit our 5th grade website for even more resources and information: 

Big Math Goals in 5th Grade:

* Divide up to 4-digit by 2-digit numbers in different forms (decimals, fractions, dropping the remainder, rounding up)

* Add and subtract fractions and decimals, mixed numbers, and improper fractions with unlike denominators

* Simplify fractions and change fractions into decimals

* Calculate the mean, median, and mode on sets of data


* Solving real world problems (representing and solving with numbers up to 100,000 including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and multi-step problems, as well as making equations)


Resources to Practice Math:

* Our 5th grade site has many great games and resources:  

* We recommend using - each student has a username and password







Big Reading Goals in 5th Grade:

* For more advanced readers, we hope that they will read a variety of books, from novels to non-fiction with understanding

* Use a range of strategies to understand a text and the words in it

* Recognize and discuss different types of texts, structures, and author's techniques

* Make connections between different texts

* Write expressively in many different forms (stories, poetry, reports)

* Use a rich variety of vocabulary and sentences

* Revise and edit their own writing


Resources to Practice Reading:

* Our 5th grade site has many great games and resources:



* Visit our wonderful public libraries to get a free library card and borrow books

* Read more about developing bilingual readers at

We highly recommend your 5th grader reads independently for at least 30 minutes every day. You can support your child by talking to him/her about that they are reading and what they think about the text. Fifth graders will benefit from having a designated space and time for doing homework and reading. As your child's skills become more complex, it is still very beneficial for him/her to talk with you in your native language, read or tell stories with you, and have your support to develop good study and work habits.