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OPS At Home Learning: 5th Grade

Grade level resources


Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

15 minutes of math activities (choose one below)

10 minutes of Khan Academy (see suggested grade level starting point)

5 minutes of XtraMath


  • Create three subtraction problems with mixed numbers that have a difference between 2 and 5. Have a guardian or family member solve your problems. 
  • Explain to a guardian or family member how comparing whole numbers is similar and different than comparing decimals.  
  • A polygon is a closed plane figure formed by three or more line segments that meet at points called vertices. Draw a few polygons. Explain to a family member/guardian why a polygon is required to have at least 3 sides.  
  • Draw a square, circle, rectangle, heart, triangle, oval, pentagon, and trapezoid. Label each one with a p for polygon or n for non-polygon. Explain to a family member/guardian why one is a polygon and why one is not. Try to include the words line segments in your explanation.  
  • Look up pictures of Egyptian pyramids. Determine if they are square pyramids or triangular pyramids by looking at their base and explain your reasoning to a family member/guardian.  
  • The difference of two fractions is 3⁄4. What could the fractions be? Explain how you know to a family member or guardian.  
  • Write three decimals that are in between .6 and .875. Tell a family member or guardian how you know they are between those two numbers.  
  • Create three addition problems with mixed numbers that have a sum between 5 and 8. Have a guardian or family member solve your problems. 
  • Using your measuring cups at home, how many cups of liquid would you end up with if you filled each of the cups one time?  (measure cups could include 1/8 cup, ¼, cup, 1/3 cup, ½ cup, ¾ cup, etc.) 
  • Using the same measuring cups from the above activity, how many cups of liquid would you end up with if you filled each of the cups two times? 
  • Circles are often used to help show fractions.  Find 2 paper plates.  Draw lines to divide one plate into fourths and the other into eighths.  Cut the plates to join ¼ of one plate and 3/8 of the other.  Describe what you see.  How many eighths are in ¼?  How can you find ¼ + 3/8? 



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XtraMath Click Sign up for a free account, it is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency.

Social Studies

minutes per day: 20 minutes


  • Listen to this read aloud of Roxaboxen.  Go outside and collect rocks, sticks, leaves, etc with permission of an adult.  Use your imagination to create a small-town.  Be sure to include things like homes, stores, roads, etc. 
  • Draw a picture of what it would be like to visit a beach or draw a picture of what it would look like to visit the mountains.  Write three things you would like to do while visiting. 
  • Write a poem about living in Omaha, Nebraska. 
  • Make a list of things you want to do before starting back to school. 
  • Read this book Let's Have a Picnic then go out and have a picnic with your some adult members of your household. 




Epic! Books

Use classroom code or create a free account; Read books about the pre-constitution era and many other topics.

Language Arts / Reading

Recommended minutes per day:  45 minutes

20 minutes Self-Selected Independent Reading

15 minutes Reading Activities (choose one below)

10 minutes Daily Journal Writing: Create a daily writing journal. Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning:

o   What did you enjoy the most about your day?

o   Why did you enjoy this moment?

  • What did you learn?


  • List ten favorite lines from movies (and the names of the movies).  

  • Learn about a place you would like to visit.  Plan a trip there.  

  • If you hosted a radio show or podcast, what would it be called?  What would you talk about?  What guests would you interview?  What music would you play?  Create a poster advertising your show or podcast and include this information.  

  • Write about a time when you took a risk.  What did you learn about yourself from that experience?  Write out your reflection.  

  • If the book you are reading took place in a different setting, how would that change the story?  Why?  Explain your answer and sketch a picture of your new setting. 

  • Pretend you get to create a music soundtrack for a book you have read. What five songs would you include? Write an explanation for each song. Be sure to include (1) Why you included each song; and (2) How each song connects to the events in the story. 


Engaging and interactive online resources for students to use at home. 

Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors reading some of their favorite children’s books. 

Create a free account to access authentic and engaging text.  


Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes


  • Draw a plant, label its essential parts and tell someone in your family what each part does. Record your sharing. 
  • Research facts about your favorite animal. Write five facts and include a detailed illustration of your animal in its habitat. 
  • Draw a diagram of a circuit that includes a wire, a battery, and a light bulb. 
  • Choose an animal from your ecosystem and create a food web showing the transfer of energy between organisms. 



Mystery Science


PBS Learning Science

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