Category: Fifth Grade Pages
It is a blessing and honor to be a part of the OLP family. I have taught in the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese for 8 years now. Four years at Ss. James & John School, 2 years at All Saints Catholic School and this is my second year at OLP.
My husband and I have three children. Danielle is a senior at CCHS, Lorenzo is an 8th grader and Lucca is a 7th grader here at OLP.
I believe in Catholic education and am honored to have the opportunity to teach your child.
Mrs. Andee Ferrera
Textbooks for Grade 5
Vocabulary Workshop – Sadlier Oxford
Reading – McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
Language – Loyola Press Voyages in English
Math – McGraw-Hill My Math
Science – Harcourt School Publishers
Social Studies – Harcourt United States (Civil War to Present)
Religion Faith First – RCL Benzinger Resources for Christian Living
This summer your child will need to read two (2) books. Book one is a required read and book two is your child’s choice. The required book is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. Students will need to answer the questions provided and turn them in on the first day of school in August. (A book report form will not need to be completed for Wonderstruck.)
When choosing their second book, it can be fiction or nonfiction. It may not be a book they have already read in fourth grade. Reading over the summer is very important because it develops the mind. There are a lot of places you can go to find a book for your child. Attached you will find a list of age-appropriate books if you are having a hard time coming up with one. The attached book report form will need to be filled out for book two and returned on the first day of school in August.
Your child will need to complete the attached math packet. Our math series is My Math by McGraw-Hill. Please be sure multiplication and division tables from 0-12 are mastered to ease their transition into more mental math in fifth grade. I have attached a list of websites in the packet that are fun and can re-establish skills learned this past year. (This packet can also be downloaded below.)
Summer is also a great time to start talking about ideas for the Social Studies Fair this year. This will be their first time participating in the Social Studies Fair. This presentation will be given at the Academic Fair during Catholic Schools Week in January.
Congratulation! Your child is now on their way to being a fifth grader. This summer work for reading and math will be their first grades of the first nine weeks of the school year. It is important for them to do well.
- Book bag
- seat sack 17″ or 12″
- supply box with lid (shoe box size)
- several #2 pencils
- 1 box colored pencils
- crayons (24 pack)
- markers (thin or thick)
- 1 bottle of glue or glue sticks
- 2 red pens
- 1 highlighter
- 3 packs of loose leaf paper (wide or college ruled)
- 3 pocket folders
- 2 composition notebooks
- 4 spiral notebooks
- 2 containers of Clorox wipes
- 1 hand sanitizer
- 2 boxes of tissues
- 2 paper towel rolls
- 1 box of band-aids
- 1 package Expo markers
- headphones for use in computer lab – please put in plastic bag with student name on bag (NEW STUDENTS ONLY) Headphones will move up each grade with your child. However, please ask you child if their headphones are damaged or getting too small for them. Please no ear buds at this age.)
PLEASE NO TRAPPERS OR OTHER LARGE NOTEBOOKS. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM. THANK YOU!