Jack D. Gordon Elementary   




Ms. Lloyd-Charles


Ms. Berman     cberman@dadeschools.net
Ms. Brockland    lbrockland@dadeschools.net

Ms. Ponzoa


Ms. Gavulic    rgavulic@dadeschools.net

Ms. Fata 


Ms. Miller


Ms. Garcia



Fifth-grade curriculum calls for more parental support than ever. Basic math facts are critical to the challenges ahead, and all four operations must be mastered. The science skills acquired in previous grades will be reinforced, and more detailed concepts will be introduced. In social studies, fifth-graders will be called upon to develop perspectives, construct arguments, demonstrate skills with geographic tools and technologies, and examine and analyze sophisticated concepts.

How They Grow in Fifth Grade

What Will They Learn?

Where They Are

The average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life.  He/She:

  Tends to be obedient, good natured, and fun.

  Possesses a surprising scope of interests.

  Finds TV very important and identifies with TV characters.

  Is capable of increasing independence.

  Is becoming more truthful and dependable.

  Tends to be improving her self-concept and acceptance of others.

  Forms good personal relationships with teachers and counselors.

Where They're Going
At ten-years-old, your child is developing communication skills and becoming more mature. You can help by encouraging him as he:

  Improves his listen and responding skills.

  Increases his problem-solving abilities.

  Begins to undergo maturational changes.

  Gains awareness of peer and adult expectations.


By the time she's in fifth grade, your child will need to take almost full responsibility for her homework. She will be using assignment notepads and learning good studying and note-taking habits. Find out what else your child will learn this year.

  Follow all capitalization rules.

  Use all punctuation marks appropriately.

  Appreciate different forms of literature.

  Increase their vocabularies through the use of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and analogies.

  Recognize and use all parts of speech.

  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals.

  Recognize relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents.

  Determine the perimeter of polygons and the area of squares and rectangles.

  Use basic spelling rules.

  Understand basic United States history, geography, economics, and government.

  Use mathematics in the study of science.

  Understand the major topics of physical, life, and earth sciences in greater depth.  


Each individual teacher has a specific list of supplies

that he or she requires for their class.


Please send your child on the first day of school with 

the basics (pencils, a folder, paper, crayons, etc...)


Your child's teacher will send home the required

supply list for his or her class on the first day of class.