Entering Fifth Grade


Pick ONE of the following:
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Be prepared to:
  • Complete a book project during the first week of school
  • Complete a comprehension “check”  during the first week of school - Main character(s), character traits, main events (beginning, middle, end of story), setting, problem, solution
Mr. Costello’s Reading Challenge page requirement: 2500 pages recorded on the Reading Log (available under printables)
  • Students will use their current student login for Xtramath to assess and track  individualized math fact progress at Xtramath
  • Suggestion: Reinforce number sense and math concepts through Khan Academy, weekly.
  • Reinforce  math concepts through Khan Academy, weekly.
A sample of rising 5th grade expectations:
  • Write a paragraph with an introductory topic sentence, at least three supporting details, and a closing sentence
  • Understand cause-and-effect relationships
  • Read and be prepared for a class discussion on a given topic
  • Manage a schedule and deadlines for assignments
  • Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20
  • Multiplication and Division Facts to 12
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide whole numbers