WELCOME to FIFTH GRADE at PPPCS!
Here are PPPCS we believe in a learning model that incorporates real-world experiences with a thematic based curriculum. We believe that when subjects are integrated, learning becomes more engaging and enhances student understanding of the targeted concepts. Our themes are a timeline of American history and are as follows: Adapting to Survive (1400s-1775), Revolutions that Matter (1776-1783), America in the 1800's (1784-1860), and the Civil War (1861-1865).
Since our first year, the fifth grade has lived through our school's motto "The City is Our Classroom". Within our city we visit places like Fort McHenry, the National Aquarium, and take a trip on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's work-boat the Snow Goose. We also visit various educational sites within the state of Maryland such as the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. Fifth grade also visits areas outside of our state like Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, and Washington, D.C. We conduct field research on all of our visits that incorporates all of Reading, Math, and Science skills we have learned in the classroom. Explore the rest of our website to learn more!
School Hours: M, T, Th, F, 7:55-2:40 and W, 7:55-1:30
It is extremely important that your child is in school and on time as much as possible. Please make sure your child is here by 7:55 so that they don't miss any important learning time!
Early Dismissal: If you need to pick your child up during the school day, please do so before 1:00 on Wednesdays and before 2:05 all other days. In order to minimize disruption and for the safety of all students, no student will be dismissed within 30 minutes of dismissal time.
Resource Times: 8:17-8:57
School Supply List
Please send ALL of these supplies to school by next week. Students will be keeping some of the materials in their binders and the rest will be sorted into the classroom supplies for the school year. Any materials purchased that are not on this list can be used at home. Please email or call us with any questions or concerns!
24 Pencils - #2-pre-sharpened
1 Pencil sharpener (must fit in zippered pencil case)
1 Kid’s scissors
2 packages of 3 x 5 index cards
2 Composition books, Mead, 100 pages, wide ruled (black and white)
4 packages of glue sticks, washable school glue (no liquid glue)
1 Pencil case - Zipper, Mesh pocket (no hard cases)
2 sets of colored pencils - Crayola, 12 color pack
1 bottle hand sanitizer
1 packet of construction paper assorted colors
2 packages of markers
3 boxes facial tissues (always needed throughout the year!)
2 containers of disinfecting wipes
1 box of band-aids
$5.00 for folders provided by the teachers