• 5th Grade News

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    It's hard to believe the school year is coming to a close. Fifth grade has several exciting activities planned as students finish their final year of elementary school. They'll start with a visit to Cavallini for a sixth-grade orientation. Afterward, they'll return to Bogert for an end-of-year luau filled with fun activities. We'll also have our last field trip of the year at Skyzone, where students can enjoy a day together celebrating their accomplishments.

    The fifth-grade teachers wish all the students the very best as they leave Bogert and embark on their next adventure in middle school. Have a wonderful summer!

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    May is a busy month.  Classes will be attending their second field trip to the Hackensack Riverkeeper where they will get to observe animals in their natural habitats along the Hackensack River and learn about the importance of preserving these habitats.  Students will also be taking the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments in Science, Math, Reading, and Writing.  Excitement fills the air as we look forward to the upcoming school play. The cast has poured their hearts into preparations for this special day. We wish them the very best as they put the finishing touches on their performances and get us all excited to join in the celebration.

     

    This month’s units of study:

    Reading/Writing - Fan Fiction

    Math:  Factors and Multiples

    Science - Hydroponics

    Social Studies: “Three Worlds Meet" and the establishment/impact of the Columbian exchange.

     

     

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    Welcome Spring! Let's look forward to more flowers than raindrops this month. The district will recommence activities after spring break on April 8th. Make note of these important dates: an eclipse on April 8th, Autism Awareness Week spanning from April 8th to 12th, and Discovery Day on April 19th! Come together with us to honor cultural connections within our community on Discovery Day!

    This month's units of study are:

    Reading: Research skills for writing research based argument essays.

    Writing: Writing stories from different points of view.

    Math: Multiplying mixed numbers and understanding characteristics of geometric terms.

    Science: Identifying characteristics of Ecosystems and how energy travels through be ways of food chains.

    Social Studies: Learning about the riches of African Kingdoms

     

     

     March

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    We begin March focusing on writing literary essays and will transition to writing research based argument essays.  Students will also be transitioning from multiplying and dividing fractions to multiplying and dividing decimals.  It is important to remember that the state tests will be coming up soon, so students are encouraged to review previously learned skills as well as practice the new concepts that are being taught.  

     

    This month’s units of study are:

    Reading: Fantasy Genre to Research

    Writing: Literary Essays to  Research based argument essays

    Math: Fraction Operations to Decimal Operations

    Science: Earth Systems

    Social Studies:  Early Native American Culture across North Americ

    February

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    It’s been quite the winter so far.  Students have been enjoying sharing stories about their winter activities - hockey and skiing being very popular this year.

    February  marks the fifth grader’s 1000 day of school.  On February 12, 2024, students will rotate among the other fifth grade classes.  They will engage in various activities that encourage the students to reflect on their school experiences and the type of person they have become since starting Kindergarten in September, 2018.  Work will be displayed in the hallway for students to enjoy throughout the month and be reminded of the great educational experiences they have been exposed to. 

    This month will also feature the Bogert band, orchestra, and chorus concert and students will get to shop at the school store. 

     

    Other units of study are:

    Reading:  Exploring Fantasy Genre

    Writing:  Literary Essay

    Math:  Fraction operations

    Science:  Earth Systems

    Social Studies:  Early Native American Culture across North America

     

    January

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    Happy New Year!  This month’s focus will be on Social Studies.  Throughout the month, students will be learning to think like historians and engage in historical inquiry.  Students practice looking at different perspectives on a historical event using primary and secondary sources.   The unit investigates the motivations and consequences of European exploration to the "New World." Students will examine different civilizations from North and South America, Europe, and Africa and analyze the impact of these worlds interacting.  Students will learn about advanced methods and ideas of civilizations through activities like an Incan bridge stem challenge.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn about African kingdoms as they travel to different 5th-grade teachers.  

     

    Other units of study are:

    Reading & Writing: Journalism - revising and editing feature articles

    Math:  Decimal Concepts and Coordinate Grids

    Science - Ecosystems and Hydroponics

     

    December

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    In December, fifth grade students are working on their first non fiction unit of study in both Reading and Writing.  Students are learning the art of journalism and how to research the community around them in order to tell the story of a place.    Students are encouraged to read newspapers, watch local news, and talk to their parents about important and relevant topics that may be considered newsworthy. Examining a high interest topic and writing from a position of thoughtful observation, accompanied by thorough research, conveying information and ideas clearly and accurately will help students best understand the ethical ways of telling stories about people.  

     

    This month, students will also be visiting the holiday shop, so keep an eye out for the date and time your child’s class will be attending.

     

    This month’s units of study are:

    Reading - Media Consumption

    Writing - Journalism

    Math - Fraction Concepts; Adding and Subtracting Fractions

    Science - Chemical Reactions

    Social Studies - Understanding the motivation and consequences of European exploration to the “New World”

     

    November

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    November is going to be full of exciting activities for the fifth graders.  Students will be attending their first field trip to TreEscape, an aerial adventure park.  This trip is sponsored by the Youth Guidance Council as part of the fifth graders D.A.R.E. program.  Students also had an opportunity to see some brave and daring feats by riders on BMX bikes.  “Dialed Action Sports Team” helped the students learn about bicycle safety and the importance of being kind to others.  Students also celebrated Red Ribbon Week and shared strategies for how they handle stressful situations and show empathy for those that have a lot “on their plates”.  

     

    This month’s units of study are:

    Reading - Reading informational texts through the lens of a journalist

    Writing - Writing as a journalist

    Math - Understanding fraction concepts; adding and subtracting fractions

    Science - Structure and Properties of Matter

    Social Studies - Understanding the motivation and consequences of European exploration to the “New World”

     

    October

    October starts some new opportunities for the fifth graders.  Officer Anthony Pulizzano will be joining the fifth grade classes to teach the students about Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E)  Once a cycle, Officer Anthony will come to each class and teach the students about making good decisions, communicating effectively, and ways to respond to peer pressure.  The D.A.R.E. program runs from October through December and culminates with an exciting D.A.R.E Day celebration in June.  Along with the weekly lessons, a BMX bike show on October 26 and a field trip to TreEscape Ariel Adventure Park in Vernon, NJ on November 1 and 3 are also part of the program.  Permission slips will go home with students in mid-October for the field trip.  

     

    Other units of study students will be learning this month are:

    Reading - Continuing analyzing characters’ perspective and their problems.

    Writing - Publishing personal narratives

    Math - Whole Number Place Value and Operations

    Science - Space Systems

    Social Studies - continuing defining geography and using various tools to learn about spatial distributions and patterns on Earth.  

     

    September

     

    WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!  

    This is going to be a great year for the fifth graders with lots of wonderful learning opportunities.  The first being our upcoming Space presentations.  John Miller, from Pearl Observatory, will be coming to Bogert with an inflatable planetarium where students will learn about how constellations change throughout the year in the night sky. He will also bring several telescopes for students to look at the Sun while they learn about solar flares and sunspots.  

     

    On the evening of September 27 (rain date 9/26), both parents and students will be invited to view various planets and the moon through several high powered telescopes. John and several other astronomers will be available to provide some interesting facts and answer questions.  Specific times for the evening presentation will be sent home by classroom teachers.

     

    Other units of study students will be learning this month are:  

    Reading - Analyzing Characters’ Perspective and their Problems

    Writing - Writing Personal Narratives 

    Math - Calculating Area and Volume of Rectangles and Rectangular Prisms

    Social Studies - Defining Geography and Using various tools to learn about spatial distributions and patterns on Earth