Dear students and parents,

Welcome to grade 5! I am excited to work with all of you. We have a great group of excited and enthusiastic learners who are eager to learn.  A friendly reminder to please subscribe to my blog for homework and other updates. 


Our first unit in science is all about forces and machines. 

Here is an overview of key learning components for the unit:

By the end of the unit students will be expected to:

-Identify the six different simple machines; lever, wedge, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wheel.
-Classify the six different machines into everyday devices that are used.
-Exploring and comparing the different simple machines for identical tasks.(Choosing the right machine(s) for the right job) Recognize several examples of heavy machines that contain simple machines.


Here is a quick glance at the areas of math that will be covered in the first term.

Whole Numbers 
  • Represent and describe numbers to 1 000 000
  • Use different strategies to estimate sums and differences (ie. rounding)
  • estimate to solve problems
  • ​Adding and subtracting up to 4 digit numbers
  • Word problems
  • 1 digit multiplication review


  • find basic multiplication facts to 81 and the related division facts
  • use different strategies to estimate products and quotients
  • estimate to solve problems
  • use different strategies to multiply mentally 
  • multiply a 2-digit number by a 2 digit number
  • ​word problems


Homework for math and science is almost always assigned on Tuesdays and due back on Fridays,  unless their are tests/quizzes or holidays. I encourage students to look through their homework the first day they receive it. If they have questions I encourage students to ask me before the day it is due.  Using a calendar at home or their wonderful agendas is an excellent way to have students stay organized. If for any reason your child is unable to do their homework please email me. 

Thank you for your support. This is going to be a fantastic year. Please feel free to reach out to me by email hbongard@talmudtorah.


Ms. Bongard


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