Mme Genna Mclaren, mclaren_g@4j.lane.edu, Room 18
Mme Ginger Topize, topize_g@4j.lane.edu Room 17

5th Grade class website

Grade 5 Supplies and Curriculum

2022-2023 Supply List, 5th grade

Hello incoming 5th grade families and students! We are excited for the upcoming school year. We recognize that school supplies come out early in stores and can be sold out at the start of the school year, so we have decided to be the early birds.

For the 2022-2023 school year,  we will not be collecting a school contribution for supplies as we have in years past. Instead, we will give a supply list to fill (see backside). Please keep in mind that students should also maintain a supply of pencils and erasers throughout the year.

Students will be given one planner and will be expected to have it in class daily. There will be a $5.00 replacement contribution (toward printing) if the planner is lost or missing for 5 consecutive days.

Class donations are always welcome. Here are a list of items we can always use:  tissues and loose leaf paper

Items that children should not bring to school:

  • Fidgets (unless this is a formal accommodation)
  • Permanent markers (e.g. sharpies)
  • Toys or electronic games/devices
Math: ¼” graph paper composition book.
Heavy duty plastic pocket folder for homework. This will be used daily all year, so quality will matter. Must be plastic, or it will not withstand the use.
Wired headsets/earbuds with a built-in microphone for iPad. These will be kept at school in a special pouch. Labeled with the student’s name.  The external microphones tend to break easily.
Hand held pencil sharpener with catch basin.
Pencil pouch or bag.
Highlighters  – 1 yellow, 1 pink, 1 blue, 1 green

If you have needs or concerns, please email topize_g@4j.lane.edu prior to Labor Day.  If you are unable to provide or can’t afford any of the items listed above please check with the us (Mme Ginger or Mme McLaren) or the office (Mme Bernadette) and we will do our best to get your student what they need for the school year.


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Knowledge (vocabulary and spelling)
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Writing
  • Speaking


  • Whole group instruction on reading skills and strategies (Treasures, and supplemental materials)
  • Small group instruction at student’s level (short texts and novels)
  • Authentic literature experience to support science and social studies content knowledge (novels)
  • Homework (Reading chart, novels, content area assignments)


  • Spelling and vocabulary will alternate bi-weekly
  • Greek and Latin stems (monos/unus)
  • Content area vocabulary
  • Challenge words


  • Assessed three times per year
  • Paired activity for those who need support


  • Will cover 4 modes of writing–descriptive, expository, persuasive, and narrative
  • Several major papers over the year
  • Will include grammar instruction as well as the 6 Traits of Writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions)
  • Writing samples will be sent home to be signed, and then kept in your student’s writing portfolio at school.


  • Two formal assessments:
  • Colonial Wax Museum presentation in the winter
  • Francophone presentation in the spring.
  • Daily informal opportunities


  • Geography
  • Civics / Government
  • History
  • Continents and Oceans
  • States and Capitals
  • Major physical features of the United States
  • Early American History
  • North America before European contact
  • Explorers and their impact
  • Early Colonies
  • Colonial Expansion
  • Colonial Wax Museum
  • Revolutionary War
  • French/Indian War and Changing Colonies
  • Revolutionary War
  • Geography
  • Francophone Fair Project


  • Social/Emotional Health
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Healthy Eating
  • Tobacco and Alcohol–Diseases and Prevention
  • Reproductive Health–including HIV/AIDS
  • Global Health Issues


  • Bi-weekly vocabulary/spelling quizzes (gender, spelling, definition)
  • Keep all math vocabulary cards and math notes all year long for reviewing in April and May
  • One oral report per semester
  • Grammar: présent tense (avoir, être, faire, aller, “er”, “ir”, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir, mettre, reflexive verbs), passé composé, imparfait, futur
  • Writing: reference books, editing, application studied concepts
  • Speaking: application studied concepts/vocabulary
  • Reading: leveled readers, fiction, non-fiction, integrated


  • 3 units
  • Measuring Time (fall)
  • Magnets and Motors (winter)
  • Ecosystems (spring)
  • 2 work samples
  • Measuring Time
  • Magnets and Motors


  • Septembre: Traitement des données, Triangles
  • Octobre: Coordonnées,Multiplication
  • Novembre: Fractions
  • Décembre: Fractions
  • Janvier: Nombres décimaux
  • Février: Nombres décimaux
  • Mars: Division
  • Avril: Périmètre et aire
  • Mai: Solides
  • Juin: Problem-solving


  • Integrated into the curriculum when possible
  • Art taught Fridays with Mme Bhattacharya
  • Keyboarding taught Wednesdays with Mme Grabowski


  • Homework is given every day (even on weekends)**
  • Teachers initial datebooks–if initials are there, datebook is correct
  • Bi-weekly homework progress reports
  • Scores (0, 6, 7.5, 8.5, 9, 10)**
  • Missed homework procedures
  • Goal–develop responsibility in school work, homework, and learning
  • Class helpers and First Grade Buddies
  • Be ready, be respectful, speak French
  • If students come late, they lose 5 min of recess
  • PBS rules
  • Monthly goals and rewards
  • Newsletter
  • Switch weekly English to French start


  • PE on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Music on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Technology on Wednesdays
  • Library on Thursdays



  • District Reading and Math assessment
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Science work sample


  • District Math assessment & Science OAKS
  • Science work sample


  • Math, Science, Reading OAKS testing (scores)
  • District Reading and Math assessment
  • Work samples in math, French/English writing throughout year