## TIPS ON HOW TO HAVE A GOOD 5TH GRADE YEAR

A BRIDGE TO SUCCESS!

1. Read every evening. In 5th grade you are expected to read 20 minutes 5 times a week, or 100 minutes a week. This can include anything that is reading words.

2. HOW DO YOU DO THIS? Below you will see some

- Get up early and read before school

- Keep your book in your desk and sneak in a couple of minutes of reading when you can

3. Practice your multiplication/division facts each night. 5th graders are expected to know their facts 0-12. Students are tested often on these facts for a 4 minute interval.

4. Set aside a time every evening in the same place to do your homework. Fill out your planner each day and look at it when you get home. Check off when you have finished your homework.

5. Do not forget your due dates. Have a drawer or shoe box set a side with paper, pencil, scissors, a ruler, calculator, crayons, etc. so you don't have to search for supplies.

6. Write a creative story, real or imaginative.

7. Walk outside and find something interesting in nature to look at. Describe what you are looking at with enough detail that a stranger could understand what you are looking at from your words. Remember to describe using all your senses.

8. Practice reading outloud to an adult. Practice fluency and voice inflection. Or practice reading out loud to the stuffed animals or a family pet.

9. When you are at the grocery story, practice adding up the items using mental math, by adding up the prices, estimating the prices and even estimate the tax if it was 5, 6, 7 or 8% sales tax like other states.

10. When you are at ta resturant, practice estimating the amount for the tip based on 10% or 15% of the meal price. ESTIMATE: How family estimate how much they think the total bill will be.

11. Keep up on the current events and news by watching the news, reading the paper or linking onto sites such as time for kids.

2. HOW DO YOU DO THIS? Below you will see some

__suggested__ideas:- Get up early and read before school

- Keep your book in your desk and sneak in a couple of minutes of reading when you can

3. Practice your multiplication/division facts each night. 5th graders are expected to know their facts 0-12. Students are tested often on these facts for a 4 minute interval.

4. Set aside a time every evening in the same place to do your homework. Fill out your planner each day and look at it when you get home. Check off when you have finished your homework.

5. Do not forget your due dates. Have a drawer or shoe box set a side with paper, pencil, scissors, a ruler, calculator, crayons, etc. so you don't have to search for supplies.

6. Write a creative story, real or imaginative.

7. Walk outside and find something interesting in nature to look at. Describe what you are looking at with enough detail that a stranger could understand what you are looking at from your words. Remember to describe using all your senses.

8. Practice reading outloud to an adult. Practice fluency and voice inflection. Or practice reading out loud to the stuffed animals or a family pet.

9. When you are at the grocery story, practice adding up the items using mental math, by adding up the prices, estimating the prices and even estimate the tax if it was 5, 6, 7 or 8% sales tax like other states.

10. When you are at ta resturant, practice estimating the amount for the tip based on 10% or 15% of the meal price. ESTIMATE: How family estimate how much they think the total bill will be.

11. Keep up on the current events and news by watching the news, reading the paper or linking onto sites such as time for kids.