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Grade 5 ~ Mrs. Slot

Welcome to fifth grade!  It is sure to be an exciting and unique year. Fifth grade is a year with lots of learning and growing to get ready for Middle School.


I am Joanne Slot and I have been teaching here at SBS for over 20 years. I have my bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in school counseling. I am an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. I am a mother of 2 wonderful daughters, mother-in -law of two wonderful sons-in-law, and the grandmother of one perfect baby!  


Summer Work for Students Entering Fifth Grade

This year our summer work requirements are a bit different. Saint Bridget School will not be assigning any specific work to be done this summer. We suggest that all children read for pleasure every day. That reading can be books, articles, graphic novels, etc.  We suggest each student try to read two books from the attached list, or find two books of your own that you enjoy reading. Remember, try to read every day! 

We also suggest that students write something about twice per week. Students can write prayers, journal of their summer activities, stories, letters to family and friends, poems. Any writing is great to do!

For math we suggest students find math in everyday activities.  Find the range of the temperature in one day, then one week. Use fractions when cooking or baking. Calculating mileage or the cost of an item on sale are other examples. Math is everywhere, can you find it? Don’t forget to practice all your math facts too. You can use flash cards, websites, practice books. Use whatever method you like best.

The last thing we suggest students do this summer is rest, relax and rejuvenate. It has been a long school year, with many challenges. Summer is a good time to reconnect with the people you haven’t seen in a long time or just unwind at home, vacation, or camp.


Suggested Reading for incoming fifth graders:

These are just suggested titles, students are free to choose other books that are of interest to them, and at their reading level.

Chasing Redbird
by Sharon Creech

Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary

by Andrew Clements

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord

Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

by Roald Dahl

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The View from Saturday
by E. L. Konigsburg

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate Dicamillo

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

David Adler

Through My Eyes (Ruby Bridges)

Ruby Bridges

The following website is a good source to find out about each title. It will give you a brief description and also gives a rating for educational value, violence, language, etc.


Supply List for students entering fifth grade is to the left, under Forms and Documents