Grade 5 – Mrs. Jessica Orlov

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  • Tuesday, June 11th – Dessert Party 1 PM



  • The Colonies and the Slave Trade packet. Read the packet and be prepared to discuss in class tomorrow. 



  • Math Conversion Worksheet – Yards to feet to inches



  • Math Workbook pages 475-476
  • Social Studies Worksheet – “Checks and Balances”



  • Math – Review: Mid-Chapter Checkpoint pages 457-458
  • ELA – “At the Beach” Red workbook pages 115-116



  • ELA – Finish reading pages 182- 193. In your notebook, answer questions 1-4 on page 194.
  • Write a poem with a minimum of 5 lines with the following theme: The Ocean. Your poem should not be an acrostic, limerick, or haiku. Your poem may follow any rhyme scheme of your choice. 
  • Science – Symbiotic Relationships Quiz tomorrow! Don’t forget to study!



  • No Homework – Spring Concert!



  • Happy June!
  • Symbiotic Relationships Google Classroom Assignment – Explore this link: the following relationships:1. Parasitism2. Mutualism3. CommensalismGive two examples of each type of relationship (in your notebook or on Google Classroom.)
  • Submit “The Best State for Me” Essay on google classroom. Essay should be 5 paragraphs – Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.



  • Math: Graphing and Graphing Comprehension Worksheet (back and front – Bar Graph and Pie Graphs)
  • ELA: Complete the Venn Diagram in your “The Best State for Me” packet



  • Math: Graphing and Graphing Comprehension Worksheet
  • Recall the passages about future inventions. You may reread the passages if you wish. As you read, think about which invention would be more useful. Then use the passages to help you write a well-organized composition (on looseleaf) of at least 2 paragraphs answering the following question:Which future invention do you think is most useful: a flying car or a helper robot? Explain your answer using different reasons.
  • Religion: Religion Unit 1 Assessment (page 91-92) Due Friday, June 7th



  • ELA: Opinion writing prompt – Is google making us less intelligent? Worksheet
  • Math Workbook: Pages 575 and 576
  • Bring in any materials you need to complete your ecosystem mural. Requirements for the written portion is on google classroom. Please have one group member submit on google classroom and print a copy of your ecosystem informational page.
  • Religion Workbook – Read pages 85-88. Complete page 84



  • ELA – Opinion Writing Prompt: Should children be allowed to get their driver’s license?
  • Make sure you create a graphic organizer in your ELA notebook as your rough draft. You may use a web map, pro/con chart, or any graphic organizer that will help you explain your thoughts.




No homework



  • ELA – Using your graphic organizer, answer the question on your opinion paragraph worksheet. Your paragraph should include an introductory sentence and fully answer the question by giving three strong reasons/examples. Support your claim!


  • Social Studies: “Let’s Talk About Famous Explorers!” Activity. (On Google Classroom.)We have been learning about many different early explorers. In your Social Studies notebook, answer the questions below about 2 explorers of your choice.1. Explorer’s Name:
    Date of Birth:
    Country of Origin:
    Date of Death:2. Based on your research, what is the most important detail you learned about this explorer’s life?3 What is one thing you were surprised to learn about this explorer?4. Describe one important contribution that this explorer made to the New World?5. Is this contribution still important to us today? Why or why not?Hint! Some explorers we have covered are:
    Leif Erikson
    Erik the Red
    Christopher Columbus
    Jacques Cartier
    John Cabot
    Giovanni da Verrazano
    Sir Francis Drake
    Samuel de Champlain
    Henry Hudson
    Robert La Salle
  • Math: Study for tomorrow’s quiz on ordered pairs and graphing data. Complete page 563 in your Math Workbook.
  • Science: If you did not finish in class, complete any slides/notes you need for you Google Slides ecosystem presentations tomorrow. Make sure you email your presentation to



  • Math: Ordered Pairs Worksheet
  • Study for Ordered Pairs and Graphing Data quiz Tuesday.



  • Math: Coordinate Graphing Worksheet
  • Social Studies: Henry Hudson Packet. Answer multiple choice in back of packet.



  • ELA Opinion Paragraph: Best Vacation Spot
  • Science Symbiotic Relationships worksheet



  • ELA: Submit your Exotic Pets Opinion on google classroom. If you do not have access to a computer/internet, you may submit a handwritten final draft (2-3 paragraphs) on looseleaf.
  • Math: Interpreting Line Plots worksheet (back and front)
  • Social Studies: Samuel de Champlain packet. Read and answer the multiple choice questions on the back page.



  • Math Coordinate Graphing Worksheet
  • Science Vocabulary worksheet
  • Graphic Organizer for ELA opinion question



  • Math Workbook – pages 555 and 556.
  • Social Studies: Vocabulary Challenge! In your notebook, continue adding to your Part I social studies definitions by defining the following terms: longhouses, meadows, coast, Newfoundland, herds, colonists, historians, glaciers, convinced, Europe, foreign.
  • ELA – Complete rough draft pre-writing sheet for your Opinion Writing topic.
  • ELA – If you did not finish your “Best Candy” paragraph today in class, please complete it for homework. This will be collected tomorrow.



  • Math Workbook pages 549 and 550.
  • Social Studies: Vocabulary Challenge! In your notebook, define the following terms: accused, voyage, Viking, A.D., archaeologists, Norway, artifacts, barren, New World, founded, historians, island, livestock, bay, climate.
  • Social Studies: Tomorrow we will cut and paste our Travel Agency Trifolds. Make sure you print all six columns required to assemble your trifold.
  • Social Studies: We will begin presenting our Explorer Google Slides Presentations tomorrow. Please make sure you have your presentation completed and send it to so that you can access it in class tomorrow.



  • Math: Line Graph Worksheet (back and front)
  • Math: Finish organizing your survey data so that we can begin graphing tomorrow!
  • Science Worksheet: Symbiotic Relationships



  • ELA – Tuck Everlasting Essay due Monday, May 6th.



  • Math Worksheet: Line Plot and Four Quadrant Graphing worksheet (back and front)
  • Science Textbook: Finish reading chapter 2. Complete “Vocabulary Review” and “Big Idea Review” on pages 86 and 87. 
  • ELA – Continue working on your Tuck Everlasting Essay (due Monday, May 6th.) Your essay must include a cover page. Please refer to your rubric and instructions sheet for essay requirements.



  • Math: Line Plot and Single Quadrant Ordered Pairs worksheet (back and front)
  • Science – Science Fair projects due tomorrow.
  • ELA – Continue working on your Tuck Everlasting Essay (due Monday, May 6th.) Your essay must include a cover page. Please refer to your rubric and instructions sheet for essay requirements.
  • ELA – Study from your notebook chapter questions for Tuck Everlasting assessment tomorrow- Thursday, May 2nd.



  • Math workbook pages 543 and 544
  • Social Studies: Jacques Cartier packet



  • Life Science Textbook: read pages 66-75. Answer questions 1-3 on pages 69 and 75.
  • Social Studies – read John Cabot packet. Answer multiple choice questions on the last page.
  • Math – workbook pages 537 and 538.
  • ELA – Continue writing and revising Tuck Everlasting essay (Due May 6th)



  • Complete Tuck Everlasting Essay Graphic Organizer
  • Math Questions 1-14 in math notebook. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Assessment tomorrow!



  • Mixed Number worksheet 



  • Multiplication and Division of fractions word problems worksheet
  • Tuck Everlasting Chapters 22-25 Comprehension Check Questions – Answer 5 questions of your choice in your ELA notebook.



  • Math workbook pages 509-510 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint.
  • Complete any vocab blue book (unit 10) that you have no completed. We will review tomorrow!
  • Science Textbook – Continue reading chapter 3 and answer review questions 1-3 on pages 113 and 115.



  • Tuck Everlasting Vocabulary Extension Worksheet
  • Math: Dividing Fractions word problems worksheet



  • ELA Reader’s and Writer’s Notebook (red workbook) page 358 – Latin Roots
  • Study for science test tomorrow: Rotation and Revolution
  • Vocabulary (blue book) read and complete pages 102-103 (Unit 10)



  • No homework! Queens Zoo trip tomorrow. Chaperones, please be at the school at 9 am. 



  • Social Studies: Smallpox worksheet. Questions 1-3.
  • Math: Questions 1-10 i n your math notebook. Dividing fractions with whole numbers. (Don’t forget to “Keep, Change, Flip!”)
  • ELA: Tuck Everlasting Chapters 18-21: Vocabulary in Context worksheet. Directions: For each vocabulary word (in bold) first indicate the part of speech. Then indicate (by underlining) which words in the sentence give you clues to the word’s meaning. Write your own definition for the vocabulary word based on those clues. Finally, look up the word and write the actual dictionary definition of that word.
  • Religion workbook: Chapter Test 5 on page 78 due tomorrow, April 3rd.



  • ELA Packet: Tuck Everlasting Chapters 18-21: Dialect worksheet. Read each example of dialect from the novel. Rewrite each example so that it makes better sense to you. Only answer numbers 1, 2, and 3.
  • Math: Diving Fractions worksheet (back and front)
  • Social Studies Worksheet page 36: Lesson 1 – The Voyages of Columbus.
  • Religion workbook: Chapter Test 5 on page 78 due Wednesday, April 3rd.



  • Math worksheet: Dividing Fractions
  • Social Studies Worksheet: Longitude and Latitude



  • Social Studies Textbook Page 138. Answer questions 2, 3, and 5 in your notebook.
  • Math Workbook pages 493 -494
  • Religion workbook: Chapter Test 5 on page 78 due Wednesday, April 3rd.





  • Religion WB Read pages 72 and 73. Complete activity on page 73.
  • Social Studies Textbook: Read pages 134 and 135. Answer the review questions on page 135. In your notebook, list 4 key facts you read in the passage that you feel are the most important.
  • Math WB: Page 453



03.24.19 HW due Monday

  • Go Math Workbook pages 437 and 438



Multiplication of fractions worksheet

See you at report card conferences!



03.20.19 (WEDNESDAY)

  • Vocabulary (blue book) pages 94 and 95.
  • Multiplying Fractions Word Problems worksheet (finish what you weren’t able to in class) and Multiplying Fractions worksheet


03.19.19 (TUESDAY)

  • Leif Erikson Packet. Read and complete multiple choice questions 1-8
  • Math worksheet – Multiplying fractions with whole numbers
  • Tuck Everlasting Packet (Chapters 13-17) Complete page 49: Synonyms and Antonyms



  • Math Workbook page 438 questions 1 and 2 only.
  • Math Worksheet – Multiplying fractions
  • Social Studies Textbook: Read pages 110 and 111. Answer the “Review” Question on page 111 and question 5 on page 115 (answer in your notebook.)



  • Vocab (blue book) pages 92-93
  • Math worksheet – Multiplying Fractions
  • Science Fair Project Approval Form Due Tuesday, March 19th.
  • $1 Green St. Patrick’s Day dress down tomorrow! 



  • Math Workbook page 385
  • Ballroom Dance Show tomorrow! Dress up for 5th grade!



  • Vocabulary (blue book) pages 88-91
  • Science – Answer Questions 1-5 on Google Classroom. You may use your textbook as well as the internet to research the questions. 
  • Math workbook (Volume 2) pages 387 and 388. You do not have to do number 12. 



  • Answer the following questions in your ELA notebook:          1.) Describe the Tuck’s home. 2.) How does Winnie feel about the Tuck’s home compared to her own? What is similar/what is different? 3.) Why do you think Winnie doesn’t call out to the Yellow suit man for help when she is being kidnapped? 4.) What do you think would happen if all of the townspeople found out about the spring? 5.) If you were Winnie, would you choose to drink from the spring? Why or why not?
  • Math Adding Mixed Numbers worksheet
  • Review Unit 8 (blue book) Vocab Quiz tomorrow!



  • Math Review Worksheet (front and back)
  • Religion Assessment on page 66 due Monday. Complete pages 234-236



  • Complete math review questions in your math notebook.
  • Using the ELA Limerick worksheet you learned about today, create two limericks in your ELA notebook using at least two vocabulary words from Unit 8. We will share in small group tomorrow!
  • Math quiz tomorrow!
  • Religion pages 68-69




  • Math Word Problems worksheet
  • Vocabulary (blue book) 82-85
  • Religion Page 66 – Begin assessment on page 66  Chapter 4 (due Monday 3.11.19)



  • Math word problems (addition and subtraction of fractions) and addition and subtraction of mixed numbers worksheet.
  • Vocab (blue book) pages 82 – 83.
  • Science Textbook page 81 Questions 1, 2, and 3. 



  • ELA – Parts of Speech worksheet
  • Math Workbook Volume 2: pages 355 and 361 NOT NUMBER 12.
  • Science – Record the phase of the moon in your moon journal.



  • Math Subtracting Fractions Worksheet (quiz tomorrow)
  • ELA – Tuck Everlasting worksheet (back and front) Pros and Cons of living forever/timeline of major life events.
  • Science: Moon Journal. Begin recording the phase of the moon each night beginning February 26th in the back of your science notebook.



  • On google classroom, finish your Social Studies Aztec study guide questions.
  • Math Worksheet: Subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators (quiz Wednesday.)
  • Vocabulary (blue book) Read pages 78 and 79. Complete fill in the blank on pages 80 and 81.
  • Religion pages 63 and 65.


  • Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
  • Math Addition and Subtraction of decimals worksheet: back and front.
  • Math Quiz (Addition of fractions with like and unlike denominators) tomorrow
  • ELA Tuck Everlasting Chapter questions. Answer 4 questions of your choice! (In your ELA notebook.)



  • Math Quiz Friday, February 15th: Addition of fractions with like and unlike denominators
  • Math Addition of Fractions Worksheet (back and front)
  • Study for Vocab Quiz Unit 7
  • Aztec Chapter 6 notes: complete the remainder of the packet
  • Ballroom Dacing project due tomorrow, Thursday



  • Please bring a smock for tomorrow’s class.
  • Using your Vocabulary (Blue Book) Unit 7 words, complete your Figurative language worksheet using as many vocabulary words as you can. You may also use the internet to find examples of figurative language you are unsure of.
  • Aztec Chapter 6 notes pages 2 and 3
  • Math subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.



  • Math Word problems worksheet
  • Read Chapter 6 in Tuck Everlasting. On your note-taking and summarizing worksheet, complete the information for setting, characters, summary, and prediction for chapters 5-6.



  • You all did such a wonderful job on your poems today! I can’t wait to read them! Keep working hard 😉
  • Math Fraction Addition word problems worksheet (front and back)
  • On google classroom, complete your “Aztecs” assignment.  In your notebook, answer questions 1-7.
  • In your Scholastic Magazine, answer questions 1-10 multiple choice on page 8.



  • Math Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions questions 1-20 in your math notebook. Don’t forget to simplify!
  • Scholastic Magazine Writing Response: Read page 7 in your Scholastic Magazine. In your ELA notebook, write one paragraph answering the following question: Is playing video games a sport? Remember to use expanded sentences to develop a well thought out response!
  • Study for your math quiz tomorrow!



  • Social Studies: Aztec packet – In your social studies notebook, answer questions 2, 3, and 4 on page 180.
  • Math worksheet – addition of fractions and converting
  • Think about the individual you chose to research for Black History Month- In your ELA notebook, come up with the following to describe your individual: 4 characteristics to describe this person.



  • Math Worksheet: Adding simple fractions with like denominators, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. Study for our quiz tomorrow.
  • Science Textbook: Read pages 30-37 and answer 1-3 on page 41 in your science notebook.
  • Tuck Everlasting ELA Foreshadowing worksheet: Finish any questions you were not able to complete in class.
  • Religion Workbook: Read pages 58-61 and complete the “We Respond” activity on page 61.



  • Math worksheet: addition of fractions. converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. Numbers 9-15 and 7-15 on top and bottom of page.
  • ELA Tuck Everlasting Questions: Complete your remaining questions for Chapters 1-4 so that we may discuss on Monday!
  • Research an important individual for Black History Month. On Google Classroom, write a paragraph about your person’s life and legacy.



  • Science Textbook: Read pages 24-29. In your science notebook, answer questions 1-3 on page 29.
  • Math: Addition of fractions with like denominators and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers worksheet.
  • ELA: In your ELA notebook, answer 8 more questions from your Tuck Everlasting Chapters 1-4 questions list.
  • Cover your Earth Science textbook by Monday. Make sure your name is printed on the inside cover!



  • Math: adding fractions with like denominators 1-12 in your math notebook
  • Social Studies Packet: “A Mesoamerican Civilization” worksheet




  • Social Studies: “The Aztecs” packet. Read pages 174-177. Answer Review questions on page 175 and 177.
  • Math LCM and GCF review questions in notebook. Study for quiz tomorrow.



  • Religion Test 3 Due
  • ELA Chapters 1-4 Questions
  • Math LCM/GCF questions
  • Science page 23 Questions 1-3



  • Math: In your math notebook, find the LCM (Lowest Common Multiple) of the number pairs.
  • Tuck Everlasting Summary Notes worksheet (Chapters 1-4) Try to resist the urge to read the rest of the novel! 🙂
  • Science “Earth Axis, Phase of Moon, Tides” worksheet.
  • Religion Chapter 3: page 54 due on Monday, January 28th.
  • Scholastic Book Fair visit tomorrow!



  • Cut out and paste Tuck Everlasting character sheets into your ELA notebook.
  • Vocab (blue book) pages 76 and 77.
  • Math: In your math notebook, find the LCM (Lowest Common Multiple) of the number pairs.



  • In your ELA notebook, answer the following question in bullet form. Give at least 4 advantages and 4 disadvantages. Question: If you had the chance to stay young forever, would you take it? Why or why not?
  • Religion: Read pages 48-51 and complete pages 52 and 53.



  • Submit your Persuasive Letter on Google Classroom
  • Vocab blue book pages 74-75
  • Math Worksheet (Order of Operations) Study for quiz Tuesday
  • Scholastic Geography Spin (complete questions on page 4


Wednesday January 16, 2019

  • Math Order of Operations worksheet (double-sided)
  • Finish and submit your Martin Luther King Jr. quote response on Google Classroom
  • Science Textbook – Read pages 145-151 and answer questions 1-3 on page 151.
  • Vocabulary blue book pages 72-73
  • Using your Scholastic magazine as reference, complete your Persuasive Letter assignment on Google Classroom. Your letter is due Tuesday, January 22nd.
  • Study for Order of Operations Quiz

TUESDAY 1.15.19

  • Math Order of Operations Worksheet
  • Vocabulary (blue book) pages 68-71
  • ELA Exploring Expository Writing: Historical Context Worksheet
  • Religion Workbook pages 43-47



  • Study for Unit 6 Vocab Test tomorrow, January 15th
  • ELA Comprehension worksheet about Natalie Babbitt
  • Math Order of Operations worksheet
  • Finish your pop art stencils in colored pencil



  • Religion Workbook pages 36-39. Complete the Chapter Test on page 42: Due Monday.
  • Study Unit 6 (Vocabulary Workshop) Unit Test on Tuesday, Jan 15th.
  • Isaac Newton (2 paragraphs) due Monday. Don’t forget a cover page! You may submit your assignment on Google Classroom.
  • Inspirational Quote in religion notebook



  • Study for Vocabulary Unit 6 (quiz Monday)
  • Study for Decimal Division test tomorrow. Complete decimal division worksheet



  • Study for tomorrow’s science assessment: Chapter 3 – Force and Laws of Motion
  • Friction worksheet
  • Vocabulary Workshop page 63
  • Math Dividing Decimals worksheet



  • Division of Decimals worksheet
  • Isaac Newton Writing Prompt – Rough Draft due tomorrow
  • Review Island of the Blue Dolphins vocabulary and dependent/independent clauses



  • “A Day to Serve” Scholastic brainstorming worksheet
  • Math Dividing Decimals worksheet
  • Dependent and Independent Clauses Worksheet – “Is it an independent clause or a dependent clause?”
  • Science Textbook – Vocabulary Review on page 118. Match the terms with the correct definitions in your science notebook. Also define air resistance and friction.



  • Decimal division worksheet
  • Vocabulary Workshop pages 60-62
  • Science Spin Scholastic – Amazing Adaptations worksheet. On a separate piece of paper, write two paragraphs to answer the “Take It Further” writing prompt at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Newton’s Laws Worksheets



  • Vocabulary Workshop pages 56-59
  • Science Gravity and Friction worksheet (double-sided)
  • Math Worksheet (double-sided) Division of Decimals



  • Happy New Year! If you need to contact me, please do so at
  • Writing Response – In your ELA notebook, answer the following question in one paragraph: In The Island of the Blue Dolphins, do you think Karana chose a good location to build her house? Why or why not?  If you do not think it was a good location, where would you have chosen to build your shelter? State your opinion and support it with reasons from the text as well as with your own ideas.
  • In your science notebook, create a chart with 3 columns for each of Newton’s Laws.  For each law, create three real life examples.
  • Go Math! pages 293 and 294



  • Seeing the World with Santa packet
  • Math review packet
  • Have a joyous and blessed holiday! 



  • Study for vocabulary Unit 5 quiz tomorrow
  • Christmas Feast Worksheet
  • Complete your final draft of your Newton’s Law illustration on copy paper. Make sure your spelling and punctuation is correct. Due tomorrow. 



  • Science Textbook page 119 Questions 4-6
  • Go Math! 253-254 and 256
  • Study for Vocab Quiz Unit 5



  • Science Textbook: Page 119 Questions 1-3 in your science notebook.
  • Vocab Unit 5 Quiz Thursday – Use each vocabulary word 1x in a sentence in your ELA notebook.
  • Newton’s Law illustration due tomorrow.  Make sure your illustration states which law you are covering, a description of the law, and a description of what your drawing depicts.
  • You may use Google Slides tonight to review your “How to Survive” Presentation (Due tomorrow).  Make sure you have notes and are ready to present.



  • Current Events article and summary
  • Inspirational quote in your religion notebook
  • Vocabulary Unit 5 Quiz Thursday



  • Religion workbook pages 34-35
  • Math Decimal Multiplication Packet
  • Vocab (blue book) pages 54-55




  • Blue Vocabulary book pages 52 and 53
  • Math Decimals Review sheet



  • Vocabulary (blue book) pages 50 and 51
  • Go Math ! Pages 259 and 260
  • Math Quiz (Multiplication of Decimals) on Thursday, December 13th



  • Math questions 1-16 in math notebook (review of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and rounding decimals)
  • Social Studies Packet (Olmec and Maya) page 173: Questions 5 in SS notebook and “Link to Science” Paragraph on loose leaf.
  • Religion Advent packet due Friday, December 14th
  • Inspirational Quote in religion notebook
  • Religion workbook: Read pages 155 – 159. On page 158, read the “We Respond” at the bottom of the page.  Create your own prayer and type it up. We will pray together on Monday and then hang our prayers up in our hallway in celebration of Advent. 




  • Scholastic News: Questions 1-10 on page 16
  • Math Question I-P in math notebook



  • Social Studies Packet. Page 173: Answer questions 3 and 4 in your SS notebook
  • Math questions a-h in your math notebook
  • ELA red workbook pages 71-72



  • Math Worksheet: Multiplication of Decimals
  • Vocabulary (blue book) pages 46-49
  • Social Studies Packet: page 173. Answer questions 1 and 2 in your SS notebook



  • Go Math! pages 249 and 250
  • Social Studies Packet pages 172-173: Review questions
  • Study for vocabulary unit 4. Test tomorrow 12/4
  • ELA Reader and Writer’s notebook pages 69-70



  • Math worksheets: estimating, rounding, and multiplying decimals
  • Study for vocab unit 4 (blue book) Test Tuesday
  • Using vocab (blue book) unit 4, create one sentence of your own for each vocabulary word.
  • Social Studies packet. Answer review questions from pages 169-171 in your social studies notebook.



  • Multiplying decimals worksheet
  • ELA red workbook pages 65 and 68
  • Read Social Studies packet on The Olmec and Maya and complete the lesson 2 note worksheet.



  • Math review questions on estimating and rounding decimals (in math notebook)
  • Reading Street textbook page 100. Question 5
  • Blue Vocabulary workbook pages 44-45
  • Study for math quiz tomorrow
  • Study your lines for the Christmas play!



  • Go Math! workbook page 238
  • Study for quiz on estimating and rounding decimals
  • ELA workbook pages 64 and 66
  • Reading Street textbook page 100, Question 4
  • Religion Workbook page 30 (Due Thursday)



  • Go Math! workbook book 234 and 235 (Multiplying decimals)
  • ELA textbook page 100: Answer questions 2 and 3 in your ELA notebook
  • Religion workbook pages 26 – 27



  • Go Math! workbook pages 156, 172, 205, and 206
  • ELA Reading Street: Read “Island of the Blue Dolphins.” (Page 89)
  • In your ELA notebook, answer the Question of the  Week on page 89 and Question 1 on page 100.
  • ELA Reading Street page 102 – On loose leaf, complete the Writing Prompt. Writing an Invitation. Follow the model on page 103.
  • Blue Vocabulary workbook pages 42 and 43.




  • Estimation Word Problems worksheet
  • Scholastic Worksheets – “Thanksgiving Traditions” and “What’s on Your List?”



  • Blue vocabulary workbook pages 40 and 41
  • Math worksheets: Word problems and rounding
  • Make a Venn Diagram in your ELA notebook. Topic: Life as an NNL player vs. life as a white baseball player during Satchel Paige’s lifetime. 



  • Go Math! workbook pages 187, 188, and 194
  • ELA Reader’s and Writer’s notebook pages 62 and 63
  • Blue Vocabulary Workshop workbook pages 38 and 39
  • Study for Satchel Paige test
  • Write the definition and 1 sentence for each of the following words: Windup, confidence, fastball, mocking, outfield, weakness, and unique/ 



  • Go Math! pages 191 and 193
  • ELA Reading Street pages 132 and 133. Newsletter article writing prompt on looseleaf. May be neatly handwritten or typed. Must be at least 2 paragraphs. Be prepared to present tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary test tomorrow on Unit 3 (blue workbook)



  • ELA workbook pages 80 and 81
  • Math worksheets (rounding and adding and subtracting decimals)
  • Social Studies Chapter 2 – Lesson 1: page 80 questions 2, 3, and 4



  • Go Math! pages 171 and 173
  • Finish researching for your NNL player and bring in your research tomorrow. Be prepared to finish your google slides presentation.
  • Page 33 – Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop



  • Complete your biography about the Catholic saint you chose and submit on Tuesday, November 13th.
  • Go Math! pages 202 and 203
  • Blue Vocabulary Workshop: pages 31, 32, 34, and 35. Do not do the writing prompt at the bottom of page 35.



  • Reading Street textbook page 130: questions 4 and 5
  • Go Math! pages 199 and 200. Do not estimate at the top of page 199. Answer all other questions.
  • Study for our Social Studies Chapter 1 test tomorrow 



  • Science Textbook: Page 197 questions 1-3/Page 201 questions 1 and 6
  • Vocabulary Workshop (blue workbook) Unit 3 pages 26-30
  • Go Math! workbook pages 197 and 198



  • Science Vocabulary: Find the science vocab definitions and paste each box into your science notebook.
  • Math “patient checkup” worksheet
  • Reading Street page 130 question #3



  • Social Studies Early Peoples – Study Packet
  • Inspirational Quote
  • Subject and Predicate review worksheet
  • Study for Social Studies vocab quiz Tuesday



  • Study for: Comparing and ordering decimals quiz on Friday, November 2nd.
  • Complete questions a – k “comparing and ordering decimals” in your math notebook.
  • Social Studies textbook page 73: Choose one topic from the “Write About History” box and answer on looseleaf. Be prepared to present your ideas to the class. Must be at least 1 paragraph. Don’t forget to use expanded sentences and details.
  • Social Studies packet due Monday.


  • Math Questions for 11/1 Homework:
  • Order the numbers from greatest to least:a 7.56, 7.50, 7.67, 7.86b 5.1, 5.01, 5.25, 5.52c 3.01, 3.60, 3.75, 4.0Order from least to greatestd 3.86, 3.95, 3.45, 3.99e 2.110, 2.152, 2.166f 9.013, 9.200, 9.002, 0.209g. Write a number greater than 36.42. Write a number less than 36.42.Compare using <, >, or =h 40.2 ___ 40.02I 0.365 ___ 0.345j 8.31 __ 8.132k 6.21 __ 6.215



  • Go Math! Workbook pages 176, 177, 182, and 183. (Do not do number 6 on pages 177 and 183.)
  • Have a safe and fun Halloween!



  • Potential and Kinetic Energy worksheet
  • Social Studies vocabulary words: Write the definition and a sentence for each word in your social studies notebook: 
  • Ice Age

  • slavery

  • glacier

  • tribute

  • migrate

  • empire

  • theory

  • pyramid

  • artifact

  • specialize

  • archaeologist

  • surplus

  • ceremony

  • civilization

  • mesa

  • drought

  • Go Math! page 168
  • Comparing and Ordering Decimals worksheet



  • ELA textbook: In your ELA notebook, answer questions 1 and 2 on page 130.
  • Science Textbook: Read pages 182-193 and, in your science notebook, answer questions 1-3 on pages: 185, 189, and 193.
  • Go Math! workbook pages 166 and 167.



  • Research a Catholic saint. Find 8 facts about your saint and write them down in your religion notebook.
  • Don’t forget to bring a bag of candy for our trick-or-treaters! 
  • Inspirational quote in the back of your religion notebook.



  • Social Studies Worksheets: 1. Cause and Effect  2. Climograph
  • Math Workbook: pages 179, 180, 185, and 186 (Addition and Subtraction review)
  • Study for your Vocab test (tomorrow) Unit 2 – Level Blue



  • Study for tomorrow’s math test: Adding and subtracting decimals, place value of decimals, “first and last name” of decimals, and exponents and powers of ten.
  • Study for Thursday’s vocabulary test. Use Sadlier Connect website to review Level Blue – Unit 2.
  • Answer number 1-5 below to study for your math test:
  • 1.) 765.86 – 23.98
  •  2.) 82.12 – 54.45
  • 3.) 42.135 + 65.150
  • 4.) In the future, scientists expect humans to live on Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto.  They calculated that 1.34 million people will live on Jupiter, 1.18 million people will live on Mars, and 0.30 million people will live on Pluto. Will more people live on Jupiter or on Mars and Pluto COMBINED?
  • 5.) It rained for two days in a row in Ireland. Rainfall measured 0.24 inches and 0.39 inches. What was the total rainfall over the two days?



  • Subject and Predicate worksheet
  • Decimals math packet
  • Study for tomorrow’s Thunder Rose Exam Part II: Writing portion, vocabulary, and subject and predicate identification.



  • Current events
  • Inspirational Quote



  • Subject and Predicate worksheet
  • Go Math! workbook page 162 and problems 1-5 in your math notebook
  1. ) Jeremy competed in a 50-meter freestyle swimming event. His finishing time was 31.26 seconds. What is the value of the digit 6 in Jeremy’s time?
  • Write the “first and last name” of the following numbers. Then write the place value of the italicized digit.

       2.) 0.652

       3.) 2.183

       4.) 0.893

       5.) 45.361



  • Using your Thunder Rose vocabulary handout, write one sentence for each of the following words: veins, lullaby, pitch, thieving, constructed, branded, daintily, resourceful, devastation. Write one sentence for each word in your ELA notebook.
  • Answer math word problems 1-3 in your math notebook.
  • You will have part 1 of your Thunder Rose assessment (reading comprehension) on Thursday, October 18th.
  • Part 2 of your Thunder Rose assessment (Vocabulary, written response, and simple and complete subjects and predicates will be on Tuesday, October 23.



  • Go Math! workbook pages 160 & 161



  • Current Events: Please print your article and summarize in a paragraph or by using the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” outline.
  • Find and write your weekly inspirational quote in the back of your religion notebooks.
  • Please bring back all tests and quizzes signed (mandatory) and with test corrections (optional.) Signed tests are counted towards your grade.
  • Good job testing this week! Thank you all for working so hard! Have a magical weekend!



  • Find and write down an inspirational quote in your religion notebook. 
  • Current events: Find read a current events article and summarize it using the who, what, when, where, and why format. 


  • Identifying Variables worksheet
  • Decimals (first and last name) worksheet
  • Study for Scientific Method quiz (know the steps in order)
  • Review Plot study guide



  • Go Math! Workbook pages 158 & 159 
  • Blue vocabulary book pages 22 & 23
  • Study for scientific method quiz Friday



  • Decimal Place Value worksheet
  • ELA workbook pages 53 & 54 (Including the ‘friendly letter’ assignment)


  • Go Math! workbook pages 152 & 153
  • Science variables worksheet
  • Read “Thunder Rose” (pg 57 in Reading Street) and answer the question of the week in your ELA notebook. “How can nature challenge us?”



  • Find and write down an inspiration quote in the back of your religion notebook.
  • Write down five questions you would ask if you had a chance to sit down and interview God.
  • Current Events: Find and read an current news story. Summarize the article using “who, what, when, where, and why?”
  • Type or neatly write your personal narrative essay. Include a cover page with a picture, title, and author (you!).



  • Complete decimals chart in notebook. Organize decimals from least to greatest.
  • Go Math! workbooks pages 150 and 151.
  • Vocabulary books pages 20 & 21. 
  • Finish your early peoples diorama. Attach an index card or small piece of paper describing your scene. Make sure your index card begins with a proper heading. 


Homework 9.25.18

  • Math questions 1-6 in math notebook. Study for exponents and powers of 10 quiz tomorrow. 
  • Study for quiz on plot (tomorrow 9/26)
  • Use your Personal Narrative graphic organizer to write an introduction and have your prewriting ideas listed in your ELA notebook so that you will be focused and organized when we begin writing our first draft in class tomorrow. In your introduction, be sure to hook your reader! We can hook our readers by using onomatopoeia, dialogue, a question, or an interesting setting description.
  • Write your introduction to your personal narrative on a piece of loose leaf with a proper heading.


Homework 9.24.18

  • Math questions 1-8 in notebook. Write in expanded form and solve. Show your work.
  • Study for exponents and powers of 10 quiz on Wednesday.
  • Study for Plot from the notes and handouts in your ELA notebook. Quiz on plot will be on Wednesday, 9/26.
  • Blue Vocab book pages 16-19.
  • Religion WB pages R1-R6.
  • Continue working on your Social Studies diorama due Friday, 9/28.


Homework 9.21.18

  • Begin brainstorming ideas for your Social Studies diorama. Possible groups you can research and base your project on are: The Mound Builders, the Anasazi, Inuit, Aztecs, Inca, Maya, Iroquois, Cheyenne, or Hopi.
  • Your ideas should be recorded in your Social Studies notebook.
  • Our dioramas are due Friday, September 28th.
  • Be ready to share your inspirational quote of the week (religion notebook.) 


Homework 9.20.19

  • ELA worksheets: “The Lion and the Mouse” and “Red Kayak Station Boxes.”
  • Math problems 1-12 in math notebook. Show all your work.
  • Complete page 14 in religion workbook. 
  • Cover Social Studies textbook, Reading Street textbook, and religion workbook. Please make sure your name and number is clearly written on all of your books!! 📚 


Homework 9.19.19

  • Complete Math Exponent Chart using the examples we did together in class.
  • Study for our Red Kayak test tomorrow. Review your notes in your ELA notebook. Study character, plot, the vocabulary from the story, and the 4 types of sentences we learned about. 
  • Cover your Reading Street textbook with contact paper or a book sleeve. 


Homework 9.18.19

  • ELA worksheet. Types of Sentences & Using Evidence from Red Kayak
  • Go Math! Pages 27&28


Homework 9.17.18

  • Practice quiz on Sadler Connect – Level Blue. Study Unit 1 vocal for quiz tomorrow (Tuesday)
  • Go Math! workbook pages 25 & 26.
  • Red ELA Writer’s Workbook pages 42 & 43.
  • Study for Red Kayak test on Thursday! Use the outline given out today as a reference for what will be on the test.
  • Great work on your charity proposals today. You all did a wonderful job!


Homework 9.14.18

  • Math take home quiz.
  • Vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, September 18th. Study for Unit 1 – Level Blue vocabulary quiz and finish the unit 1 pages if you have not already done so during your group sessions.  Follow this link and use the activities to help you prepare for the quiz: Sadlier Connect Level Blue
  • Research up to 2 charities you would like to hold fundraisers for.  Write a proposal on loose leaf to present to the class on Monday. Your proposal should be a paragraph which answers the following: Who does this charity help, how do they help, what is their charity rating, and why you think this charity is important. Below are the links to the charity rating websites we used in class. Try to choose charities with at least an A- rating overall.
  • Don’t forget to bring in an inspirational quote!
  • Have a fun weekend! I’m very proud of all of you. We had a great first full week together. See you on Monday!


Homework 9.13.18

  • Go Math! Workbook pages 11 & 12
  • ELA Reading Street textbook page 42 questions 1 & 5
  • Science Safety Poster due tomorrow!! 


Homework 9.12.18

  • Go Math! workbook pages 7 & 8. 
  • ELA workbook page 40
  • Scientific Method worksheet
  • Continue brainstorming ideas for and creating your science safety posters (Due Friday)


Homework 9.11.18

  • Go Math! workbook pages 3 & 4
  • Vocabulary workbook read pages 6 & 7 and answer questions on pages 8-10
  • Begin brainstorming ideas for your science safety poster project due Friday, September 14.


Homework 9.10.18

  • In your ELA notebook, write your vocabulary words 3 times each and use each in a sentence.
  • Math: Place Value Review worksheet.
  • Type or neatly write your final draft of your “The Best Part of Me” poems.


School Uniform Reminder

Grade 5-8 Winter Boys: (October 16th- April 30th)
• Belt with Navy Pants
• Shirts: White Button Down Collar (Long or Short Sleeves) with Plaid Tie or White Turtleneck with school
• Navy, Black, or White Crew Socks
• Sweaters (all with school logo): Navy V-Neck Cardigan, Navy V-Neck Pullover
• Sweater, Navy V-Neck Sweater Vest, Navy Polar Fleece
• Shoes: Uniform shoes are stocked by Flynn & O’Hara or Da Bar Too Shoe Store

✱ All Uniform shirts must be tucked in at all times. ✱

Grade 5-8 Winter Girls: (October 16th- April 30th)
• A white (non Peter-Pan ) collar blouse, school vest, and tie with a Black Watch Plaid Wrap Around Kilt
(Knee Length). Navy Opaque Stockings or Navy/White Knee Highs
• White Turtleneck with school logo with a Black Watch Plaid Wrap Around Kilt (Knee Length). Navy
Opaque Stockings or Navy/White Knee Highs
• A white (non Peter-Pan ) collar blouse, school vest, and tie with Navy Dress Slacks. White or Navy Crew
• White Turtleneck with school logo with Navy Dress Slacks. White or Navy Crew Socks
✱Please keep in mind that all skirts must allow for growth throughout the year.✱

✱ All Uniform shirts must be tucked in at all times. ✱

Sweaters (all with school logo): Navy V-Neck Sweater Vest or Navy Polar Fleece
Shoes: Uniform shoes (with a strap or shoe laces) are to be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara or
Da Bar Too Shoe Store
Grades 5-8 Acceptable Jewelry
• Small Simple Earrings (plain studs or hoops only)
• One chain tucked inside blouse/shirt
• One Ring
• One Watch

✱No Bracelets or Sweatbands are to be worn✱
Grades 5-8 Make-up: The following is NOT permitted;
• FACIAL Makeup (eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, etc.)
• Nail Polish/Fake Nails
• Colored or Bleached Hair
Makeup, lip gloss, nail tips, colored nail polish, rings (other than class ring),bracelets, and anything of similar
nature are not allowed. The same policy is in effect on Dress Down and Gym days.
Clear nail polish is permitted


Medieval Times Field Trip: October 19, 2018


October 18, 2018

Medieval Times Field Trip

Dear Parents,

Students may bring a small bag for water and other necessities for tomorrow’s trip.  Students may not bring cell phones.  If time permits, we may be able to visit the gift shop. If you would like to send some money with your child to visit the gift shop, you may do so. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Orlov



Dear Parents,

It was wonderful meeting you on back to school night. For those of you who were unable to attend, I have sent home an informational packet for your reference which includes a photo release form. Please sign and return this form by Monday, September 17th. Furthermore, please email me at and include your child’s name in the subject line. I will then send you a link to join the two communication apps we will be using this year: Class Dojo and ClassTag.

Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Orlov



Welcome to Mrs. Orlov’s 5th grade class!  I am so excited for the upcoming year!  I can already tell we are going to have a wonderful school year together full of exciting adventures.

Please be advised that we dismiss at 2 pm every Wednesday.

All homework, projects, and tests will be posted here on our class webpage.

Every weekend, you are required to:

  1. Find, read, and print a news article from a reliable source which covers a current event.  Please print the article and attach it to a piece of loose-leaf paper on which you summarize the article using the outline: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How (if applicable.)
  2. Find an inspirational quote and write it down in the back of your religion notebook.  Be prepared to share this quote with the class and be able to explain what this quote means to you and how you think we could live by this quote in our classroom and school community.  Each week, we will vote on an inspirational quote to be our “quote of the week” which we will live by.
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