Welcome to 5th Grade at Edgewood Campus School!

We look forward to enjoying a wonderful year of discovery as we learn together!

During our first trimester, we have had many opportunities to learn as we:

  • Learned about the First Americans
  • Learned how Active Listening can help us work with our Reading and Writing partners
  • Wrote a personal narrative about ourselves
  • Read books of choice in several genres and have book discussions about them
  • Wanted to canoe on Lake Wingra and learn about the freshwater marsh environment on our campus...but couldn't because of flooding. So we learned about the effect of flooding on the environment.
  • Learned about Living Systems in Science.
  • Learned how the hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere work together in our world.
  • Heard the "Five Themes of Geography" rap that will help us learn about the 5 Themes of Geography in Social Studies
  • Reviewed place value and expressions in Math
  • Add and subtract decimals in Math
  • Found new strategies to make sense of what we read
  • Learned how the parts of speech work together in Grammar
  • Learned about the encounters of European explorers with people in the "Not-So-New" World
  • Learned how to use an outline to organize our writing...and then wrote a five-paragraph essay!
  • Worked to add and subtract decimals in Math


In our third trimester, we will:

  • Learn about the settlement and growth of the regions of the country following the birth of our nation
  • Learn about the work of Lewis and Clark
  • Research the history, geography, and industry of a state for the Geo Fair
  • Write a persuasive essay about our opinion on a subject
  • Write an essay about our state and presented it to our class
  • Learn about patterns and graphing in Math
  • Convert units of measure in Math and Science
  • Learn about Geometry and Volume
  • Learn about the Earth, Moon, and Sun in Science.
  • Discover what the Industrial Revolution was all about
  • Learn about the conflicts that led to the Civil War
  • Read the book Bull Run by Paul Fleischman and research the people, places, and events that we discover in the book.
  • Perform a Reader's Theater with the characters from the book Bull Run.
  • Learn about Reconstruction in the United States after the Civil War
  • Take on the 30-Day Writing Challenge!!
  • Learn about converting units of measure in Math
  • Get acquainted with Algebra and Geometry in Math


During the second trimester, we plan to:

  • Read and discuss our historical novels
  • Learn about colonization and settlement
  • Learn about how to write a persuasive essay
  • Write a persuasive essay
  • Learn about the people, events, and battles of the Revolutionary War
  • Understand the difference between mixtures and solutions
  • Learn about chemical reactions and concentration in Science
  • Create a Revolutionary War newspaper together
  • Learn new strategies for multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Read books of choice in several genres and have book discussions about them
  • Read and write poetry as we learn about figurative language
  • Review the importance of the subject and predicate in a sentence
  • Learn about adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiply and divide fractions in Math
  • Write a description of a creature character...and then create the character in Art class.