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Dear Students and Families,


We hope that you are prepared for a fantastic 5th grade school year! Be sure to check back to this page often, as we will be continuing to add many exciting features. This will be our primary class page and we will post updates and resources to support your learning. Remember to read and write daily, practice opportunities for real world math, and engage in problem solving activities that challenge you. We look forward to learning with you and sharing our collective knowledge in a safe environment. We welcome all students, especially, creative thinkers, different opinions, and driven leaders. Be prepared to explain your ideas, make observations, give informed reports, and deliver thorough conclusions. Below, you will find a brief list of 5th and 6th grade recommended reading, links to National Geographic, Go Math, Newsela, and other technology resource challenges. Please use these links to continue your practice throughout this school year.



Mrs. Carolyn Ferrero & Ms. Sarah Koenn

5th Grade Teachers, Room 5


Reading Resources

MyNGConnect - - Online Access to ELA Student Anthology, Practice Workbook, Visual Learning Resources and more!

Recommended Reading 5th Grade - American Library Association list of recommended reading.

Newsela Summer Reading Challenge - Access to current event articles, comprehension, and writing activities. - continue to build your subject area skills, while donating rice to The World Food Programme. - learn a new language, be prepared to say hello on your first day of class!


Math Resources

Go Math Login Page - You may continue to access your Go Math Resources over the summer by using your AR username and password to login.

Khan Academy Summer Practice - basic math facts practice - practice creative problem solving and design with legos using Google's Build With Chrome.


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss



Practice this Grade 5 Review List during your distance learning time at home. The test will be administered on Friday, April 17th ONLINE and remain open through Monday, 4/20. Be sure to study for the test and complete 3 practice activities by Friday. We will post a new review list online each Monday. Thank you!

AR Reading and Digital Library Resources for Distance Learning

We have been learning so much this past week and felt it may be a good time to share out a read aloud with the class. This is an AR Book, so please feel free to take a quiz at home via this link:
We have posted the video on YouTube at:
If you have books to read at home, keep reading! If you are running low on resources check out these links:

Audible will be free for Children and Youth during school closures -

Also, the Nevada County Library would like us to remind parents that anyone with a county library card has access to their entire digital library online - See

If people do not have a library card, they can apply online for temporary access. Here is more information on the temporary card available from the Nevada County Library: 

No Library Card? Temporary (30 day) library card available. Can be used for a selection of digital resources. Click here to sign up (remember to write down temporary login information)

Additional online digital library resources:
Library of Congress  (free) - - Digital Library (free with over 60,000 titles) (free)  -
Storyline Online (free) - - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, Betty White and more reading children's books to inspire a love of reading.
American Literature - - Short stories for children

We have access to Epic at a free digital library with several AR titles (you can even search by AR level). It takes the teacher setting up an account and emailing the parent access for the teacher to be able to monitor the reading and assign activities online, which provides grade level AR books through the end of the year. Epic is apparently offering one month for free and then will require a $7.99 per month subscription. They are not requiring a credit card to access the free version at this time.

We hope this information helps and finds you and your family well. We miss our class so much! Please tell them to send us an email if they are feeling the same thing. 

Carrie Ferrero & Sarah Koenn