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Grade 5

Dear Parents,

In response to school closure, we are providing some OPTIONAL activities for our students.


Reading any and all kinds of books is so important! Please have your child continue to read!!

Your child can write a variety of stories and/or opinion essays on different topics. Narrative stories should be descriptive and include characters, setting, problem/solution. Also, informative essays can be written on any topic(s).    


Zearn is a great way to have your child stay on track. It mirrors the same strategies and standards we teach in class.

Khan Academy –

Your child would also greatly benefit from simply practicing their multiplication and division math facts either by using flashcards, writing them down, or practicing them orally. 


Mystery Science is a website with fun science activities for the children.

Arthub for kids is on YouTube and is a fun site with lots of drawing activities.

GENERAL TOPICS (Math, Science, Social Studies)

Scholastic has many day by day articles and activities that align with grade level standards.  These activities are fun and interactive.

(Includes games for states and capitals, math and science)

There are so many free and available resources showing up each day.  Additional websites are available under our Additional Language Arts Activities,  Additional Math Activities and Additional Online Activities links.

Fifth Grade Team




  • READ! READ! READ!   (You can read by yourself, someone can read to you, you can read with someone or even read to a stuffed animal!)


  • Write stories (with illustrations), poems, songs, recipes, theater scripts, recipes, create comic books …
  • Keep a journal with daily entries
  • Write letters/postcards/greeting cards and mail them to family and friends
  • Play board games
  • Play card games (Solitaire, Go Fish, Hearts, War, Concentration, Crazy Eights...)
  • Put together puzzles
  • Draw, paint, color or sketch
  • Have family movie nights
  • Complete daily chores
  • Put on talent shows. Create a crossword puzzle or word search for someone else to solve
  • Create crafts
  • Have conversations with those in your own home
  • Make paper airplanes and hang a target to “hit”
  • Do Yoga
  • Listen to music, sing 
  • Choreograph dances
  • Go for a walk
  • Ride your bike, scooter, skateboard, roller skates
  • Play in your backyard
  • Help cook meals
  • Design your own board game and play it
  • Play marbles and build a marble run out of empty toilet paper rolls, tape, cups, straws
  • Learn something new… sewing, baking, cooking, origami
  • Make play-dough or slime
  • Build a house/castle out of cards, plastic cups, Legos, blocks
  • Plant a garden (vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers) and keep a journal of the progress
  • Plan and build a structure out of mini-marshmallows and toothpicks
  • Bowl indoors with empty water bottles and a small ball
  • Have a picnic (Could even be in the living room!)
  • Cloud Watch - look for shapes and draw them
  • Star Gaze
  • Plan a scavenger hunt in your house with a treasure map
  • Play Hide-and-Go-Seek
  • Create your own coloring book
  • Play balloon tennis with a couple of fly swatters and a balloon
  • Make a tent/fort out of sheets, chairs, pillows…
  • Make shadow puppets or create your own out of socks/paper bags and tell stories
  • Create a questionnaire and interview people in your home or on the phone
  • Play tic-tac-toe, Pictionary, Charades
  • Play Hopscotch, jump rope
  • Draw a mural on the driveway with chalk
  • Use your imagination!