• Welcome to Fifth Grade!!
    Miss Lightner's Classroom




    Special Schedule
    Day 1 Art
     Day 2 Computer
    Day 3 Music
    Day 4 Physical Education
    Day 5 Library
    561-1990 ext. 86214  
    Language Arts- The first 15 days of school, we will use our new reading series to establish routines for the school year.  Your child has the expectation to read 100 minutes per week.    Our first units will focus on the themes of Cultivating Natural Resources and Developing Characters' Relationships.  Some of the skills that we will focus on are text features, main ideas, inferencing, synthesizing, just to name a few.
    Spelling - is VERY different from previous years. There will be a weekly pattern.  Students will work with this pattern.  Words will come home with the pattern. However, this is not the spelling list the students will be tested on at the end of the week. The test at the end of the week will be words the students have not used in class but that follow the pattern. It will also include a dictated sentence where the students will be scored on capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
    Math -  Half of the battle in math is paying attention!  Math is my favorite subject to teach.  I enjoy sharing tricks I have learned over the years to make math easier.  Family letters come home at the beginning of the unit.  It is a great study tool.  There will be a study guide for each unit.  The study guide is very much like the test.   The numbers and names are different.  Almost all operations are the same.   Unit 1 will find us studying place value and patterns.  We will explore powers of 10 and exponents.  Multiplication, and division properties will keep us busy this first unit.  We will then move to division.  Unit two will have  us adding, subtraction, multiplying, and dividing fractions. 
    we love math
    Science -    We will complete four units this school year.  These topics will be explored through experimentation. 
    Social Studies -  We will begin with a unit on Geography and then history.
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    PSSA TESTING DATES:  English Language Arts: April 22nd - April 26th, 2024
                                              Math: April 29th - May 3rd, 2024
                                              Science: April 29th - May 3rd, 2024
    Email address mlightner@cdschools.org
Last Modified on July 12, 2023