Welcome to P.S. 19’s Fifth Grade!

Fifth Grade Supply List (2020-2021 School Year)

These supplies are suggested and not mandatory.  We thank you in advance for the supplies!

  • 2 boxes of #2 pencils

  • 2 large erasers

  • 4 2-Pocket Folders

  • 4 Composition Notebooks

  • 2 bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer

  • 2 boxes of tissues

  • 1 pack of white printer paper

  • 1 desk pencil sharpener

  • 2 packs of disinfecting wipes

  • 1 pencil case (to fit in desk)

  • 12-inch ruler

  • 1 pack of washable markers

  • 1 pack of colored pencils

Fifth Grade Curriculum


Depending on Each Other

  • Spadefoot Toads

  • Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology


Finding Courage

  • Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

  • Escape to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Adventures of Callie and William

Understanding the Universe

  • George’s Secret Key to the Universe

  • Our Solar System


Exploring New Worlds

  • Hudson

  • The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened & How It Changed the World


  • Literary Essay

  • Theory Charts

  • Opinion Writing

  • Biographies

  • Narrative Writing

  • Journalism/Newspaper Creation

  • Informational Writing 

  • Sci-Fi Writing

  • Persuasive Writing


  • Place value, multiplication, and expressions

  • Dividing whole numbers

  • Adding and subtracting decimals 

  • Multiplying decimals

  • Dividing decimals

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

  • Multiplying fractions

  • Dividing fractions

  • Algebra: Patterns and graphing

  • Convert units of measure

  • Geometry and Volume

Student Work Samples

Focus: Good writers think about what they have learned about someone’s life to help them write a friendly letter.

Class 5-208's Work Samples from Writing Workshop

Shared Reading of:

“Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice” by Nikki Grimes

 “More Women in Charge” on Newsomatic: 11/8/20 article.

Student Response/Task:

Task 1: Use what you learned about Kamala Harris to write her a friendly letter.

Be sure to include in your letter:

-Facts you learned about her including how she has fought for justice.

-Thoughts and feelings about how she inspires you.

-Share your hopes with her and let her know what you’d like her to do when she becomes Vice President of our country.

Student written work samples are shown below. 

Writing Workshop Continued

Student Response/Task:

Task 2:  Use the Google Slide to create a poster that teaches others about Kamala Harris.

Student posters are shown below. 

Class 5-208's Work Samples from Reading Workshop

In this multi-day Reading Workshop task, the student's in class 5-208 read, viewed, and gathered information from digital resources to support their analysis and reflection of events that occurred throughout 2020.


Focus: Good researchers gather information from various sources. As readers, we make sense of what we discover by making sure we are reading age-appropriate information. As writers, we use what we learned to inform others on the topics we learned about through our research.


Student Response/Task:

Task 1: Choose at least 4 “End of Year” articles to read and gather more information for your “End of Year” Book. You may use articles from Newsomatic, Time for Kids, National Geographic, or any other informational website for kids you wish to use. You may also use the articles we read together to gather facts & evidence.

Task 2. Writing: Use the attached Google Slides to create your own “2020 A Year in Review” Book.

The work samples for "2020 A Year in Review" Book are shown below.