5th Grade Team

Welcome to 5th Grade at PSPA!

5th grade team

5th Grade Science

  • Matter: Properties and Change NCESS
  • Energy: Conservation and Transfer NCESS
  • Earth Systems, Structures & Processes NCESS
  • Structures and Functions of Living Things NCESS
  • Ecosystems NCESS
  • Evolution and Genetics NCESS
  • Forces and Motion NCESS
  • Classifying Living Things (CK)
  • Cells: Structures and Processes (CK)
  • Plant Structures and Processes (CK)
  • Life Cycles and Reproduction (CK)
  • The Human Body (CK)
  • Chemistry: Matter and Change (CK)

CKLA Domains in 5th Grade

  • Personal Narratives
  • Early American Civilization
  • Poetry
  • The Adventure of Don Quixote
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Native Americans
  • Chemical Matter

5th Grade Math

Operations & Algebraic Thinking

  • Solve 2 step word problems with all 4 operations
  • Generate 2 numerical patterns with 2 rules, form ordered pairs,  and graph on a coordinate plane (line graph)

Numbers & Operations in Base Ten 

  • Understand the Place Value System from 1 million to the thousandths place and patterns/relationships of place value
  • Read, Write & Compare Decimals to thousandths
  • Multiply a 3 digit by 2 digit numbers
  • Divide whole numbers up to 4 digit dividends and 2 digit divisors (with remainders)  using a variety of strategies
  • Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide Decimals up to thousandths using a variety of strategies

Numbers & Operations: Fractions

  • Add/Subtract Fractions
  • Multiply/Divide Fractions

Measurement & Data

  • Solve 1 step conversion problems within a given measurement (using a conversion chart)
  • Collect, represent and interpret data in a line graph
  • Find Volume of rectangular prisms


  • Graph points on a coordinate plane (x,y)
  • Classify quadrilaterals in a hierarchy based on properties

5th Grade Social Studies

  • Lakes of the World
  • Early American Civilization
  • The Ages of Exploration
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • England in the Golden Age
  • Early Russia
  • Feudal Japan
  • The Geography of the US
  • Westward Expansion before the Civil War

What makes 5th grade awesome at Pine Springs?

5th grade team II

Students have hands-on celebrations with the completion of units.  These activities reinforce the content and hard work throughout the year.  Some examples of 5th grade exciting events are: Era Market, Poetry Night, Health Fair Expo, Pi Day Celebration, Holiday Breakfast, NC Museum of Art MeetUp, and Guest Speakers.

Important Dates

August 2019: Start of 5th Grade

November 2019: United Skates of America Field Trip

April 2020: 5th Grade Era Market

April 2020: Fort Caswell Field Trip

*More events to be listed at a later date *


Field Trips

5th Grade has a lot of exciting field trips planned for this school year.  We will be going to United Skates of America in November. 5th grade will take a trip to Fort Caswell in April.  This experience will be an all-day trip. The following brochure tells exciting information about Fort Caswell.


Cost of Field Trips

United Skates of America: $15.00 per student. (All you can eat pizza lunch included)  Cost of transportation- to be determined.

Fort Caswell Day Field Trip: $17.00 per student for entry into the Junior Mariners Program.  Cost of transportation- to be determined.