Welcome to 5th grade!

We are happy to welcome you to the Fifth Grade! We look forward to a very exciting and productive 2018-2019  school year. Fifth Grade is a very important year in your child's life.  They will experience an incredible amount of growth and have many opportunities for great accomplishments and success throughout the year. We will be working as a team to help ensure your child's continued development at P.S 179. The most successful education is one in which parents and teachers work together to support the student.  We look forward in working with you this school year.



  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome to Fifth Grade!! 

    We are excited to start the new school year! This month we got to know our students and we began to practice our class routines. Students have been learning about classroom expectations and school expectations.

    If you haven't done so already please make sure you send blue emergency cards and school supplies. 




    Fifth Grade


This school year we are using a new Math program, ENVISION Math. Fifth grade just finished Topic 1, where they gained knowledge of place value up to the thousandths place. They also learned decimals and compared and ordered decimals. All of 5th grade will be giving their assessment for Topic Wednesday and Thursday. 

Topic 2 will focus on adding and subtracting decimals by using models and estimation. Please sit with your child while they complete their homework and ensure they are understanding the material. They can always write down questions they have so that they can present them the next day to their teacher. 


We used September to focus on developing routines during our literacy block and focused on becoming responsible readers and writers.  Looking ahead we are encouraging our students to develop good reading habits so that they can evolve into analytical readers. 

Please encourage your child to read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day to ensure proper growth as readers. 

Monthly PBIS Themes

  • September – Responsible
  • October – Safe
  • November – Helpful
  • December – Giving
  • January – Kind
  • February – Respectful
  • March – Trustworthy
  • April – Confident
  • May – Noble

5th Grade Photos

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