• 30 minutes of reading every night (school expectation)
  • Reading log
  • Incomplete/missing class work to be completed at home

SOAR Expectations

Click here to see fifth grade's SOAR Matrix.

Math Power Standards

By the end of fifth grade, these are the math standards that we feel your child needs to have mastered before 6th grade.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Analyzing mathmetical patterns and relationships.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

  • Understanding the place-value system to include decimals and calculating with decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Multiplying whole numbers quickly and accurately, for example 1,638 × 753. Dividing whole numbers, such as 6,971÷ 63.
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

Number and Operations-Fractions

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators (e.g., 21 ⁄4 – 11 ⁄3), and solving word problems.
  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

Measurement and Data

  • Multiplying fractions, dividing fractions and solving related word problems (e.g., finding the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths; determining how many 1 ⁄3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins; determining the size of a share if 9 people share a 50-pound sack of rice equally or if 3 people share 1 ⁄2 pound of chocolate equally) Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: Understanding the concept of volume and solving word problems that involve volume.


  • Graphing points in the coordinate plane (two dimensions) to solve problems real-world mathematical problems.
  • Analyzing mathematical patterns and relationships.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

Reading Power Standards

Foundation Skills, Literature, Informational Texts & Writing:

  • Summarizing key details of stories, dramas, poems, and nonfiction materials, including their themes and main ideas.

  • Identifying and judging evidence that supports ideas in an author’s argument to change a reader’s point of view.

  • Integrating information from several print and digital sources to answer questions and solve problems. • Writing opinions that offer reasoned arguments and provide facts and examples that are logically grouped to support the writer’s point of view.

  • Writing stories, real or imaginary, that unfold naturally and developing the plot with dialogue, description, and effective pacing of the action.

  • Coming to classroom discussions prepared, then engaging fully and thoughtfully with others (e.g., contributing accurate, relevant information; elaborating on the remarks of others; synthesizing ideas)

  • Reporting on a topic or presenting an opinion with his or her own words, a logical sequence of ideas, sufficient facts and details, and formal English when appropriate

  • Expanding, combining, and reducing sentences to improve meaning, interest, and style of writing.

  • Building knowledge of academic words with an emphasis on those that signal a contrast in ideas or logical relationships, such as on the other hand, similarly, and therefore.

  • Producing writing on the computer