Gust Elementary

5th Grade

It’s already December, and we only have three weeks of school before winter break.  Let’s make it our goal to have the students at school every day for the next 15 school days!

In literacy, 5th grade students will be learning about the rainforest and how to read and write informational texts.

Please continue a daily reading routine at home, making sure your child reads for at least 30 minutes every night. It is especially important to continue with this practice during winter break.  Thank you for your support!

Ms. Reznik, Ms. Reyes, Ms. Mobarez, & Ms. Olmert


During December, students will begin working on the next set of standards which will all focus on place value and decimals. We will start by practicing reading and writing decimal numbers in different forms before moving into rounding decimal numbers. Before winter break we will review multiplication and division of whole numbers before starting computation with decimals with all four operations.

You can support your student’s math success by:

1) Providing a specific place and time for completing daily homework.

2)  Reviewing and discussing homework daily.

In science, fifth graders are continuing our unit on Human Body Systems.  There are many good web resources, like for kids to continue learning about body systems at home.

Mr. Kolsky, Ms. Norberg, and Mr. Rocco