On this page you'll find assorted information that may be useful for you or your student.

Common Core

Follow the links at Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians for a wealth of information about the Common Core Standards and their implementation.

Language Arts

You can use the Accelerated Reader Book Finder to find the AR level of any book.


If you want to check in or follow along with what we are doing in class, go to Math Help for sample problems and a Math Newsletter for the Modules/Topics/Lessons we are covering. The newsletter briefly explains the major concepts being explored and provides sample work. At the site, click on 5th Grade, then the Module number. You can find the Module number we are currently studying by consulting the Assignment Calendar. Also, access to the full curriculum, including lesson plans, is available at Engage NY.

We use IXL and MobyMax to practice basic math skills throughout the year.


You can access the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Grade 5 at NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12.

Further information about the NGSS standards is available at NGSS Frequently Asked Questions.

Toolbox Project

The Toolbox Project is a research-based K-6 curriculum that teaches children about their own capacity for resilience through personal awareness and social intelligence. The Tools are the skills they use to navigate, survive, and thrive as learners in a school community. The Twelve Tools.

Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship refers to common sense "rules of the road" for using the Internet wisely and safely. Throughout the year we conduct workshops in class, designed by the Common Sense Media Foundation, that address issues such as cyberbullying, Internet privacy and safety, and information and media literacy. The documents below are "Family Tip Sheets" based on those workshops.


Strategic Searching

Harvest of the Month

The Harvest of the Month program is sponsored by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Each month we receive a different crop to taste (apples, chard, etc.) along with information about the crop, such as where it originated, its history, nutritional value, handling tips, and recipes. And we also learn about the local farmer who grew the crop. Enjoy!



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