Monday, December 11, 2017

NEW Math Project

There has been a new math project assigned. See math page for directions. Come in before the due date to share your ideas or receive some assistance. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trimester 1 Conferences

Thank you to all the families that have already signed up for conferences. To make the best of our 15 minutes, we would like to invite you to fill out this brief questionnaire. Students will received a copy to take home, but you are more than welcome to download and print one here.



We look forward to meeting with you all next week.

Grade 5 Team

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trimester 1 - Conferences

If you have not had a chance to meet with the fifth grade team yet, please click the link below to sign up for a conference.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Postcard Challenge Update!

As of today, Friday, November 3 
3rd place--5 Chruniak with 24
2nd place--5 Hall with 28
1st place--5 Paguyo with 45

Chruniak Needs:                                      Hall Needs:                                         Paguyo Needs:
Alabama                                                     Alabama                                                 Alabama
Arkansas                                                    Arizona                                                   Maryland
Connecticut                                               Arkansas                                                 Mississippi
Delaware                                                    Delaware                                                 Missouri
Georgia                                                       Georgia                                                    North Dakota
Idaho                                                           Idaho                                                       West Virginia
Iowa                                                             Illinois                                                
Kansas                                                         Indiana                                                
Kentucky                                                     Iowa                                                
Louisiana                                                    Kansas                                                
Maryland                                                    Louisiana                                                
Michigan                                                     Maryland                                                
Minnesota                                                   Massachusetts                                                
Mississippi                                                  Michigan                                                
Montana                                                      Mississippi                                                
Nebraska                                                     Montana                                                
Nevada                                                         Nebraska                                                
North Carolina                                           North Dakota                                                
North Dakota                                              Oklahoma                                                
Ohio                                                              South Dakota                                                
Oklahoma                                                    Utah                                                
Rhode Island                                              West Virginia                                               
South Dakota                                              Wyoming                                                    
West Virginia                                                     

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Updated Math Homework Expectations

This message is to give you an update on the homework expectations for the remainder of the year.
  1. Students will be assigned one set of questions via TenMarks on Monday. Questions must be completed before school on Friday.
  2. Students will receive a “Show What You Know” page on Wednesday nights due Thursday. They need to show someone at home how to complete three questions. The “audience” is asked to sign the paper and they have the option to write a comment/note.
  3. There will be some longer term math projects assigned. The website will have a link to the directions page.
I am available for homework help most mornings before school. If your child would like to stop in, please encourage them to do so. 

- Mr. Chruniak

Friday, October 13, 2017

Postcard Challenge Scoreboard

Our postcard challenge is on full display in the C-Wing. Stop by and take a look. Here is the current scoreboard:

HALL - 20

Saturday, September 30, 2017

This Thursday 5th grade students will begin library checkout!  They are invited to head down to the library as soon as they arrive to school, 7:35 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.  Volunteers will be there to help them find a great book and get it checked out!

Monday, June 19, 2017

2017 TenMarks Champions

Congratulations to 5-Paguyo on their victory! Final score:

Chruniak: 11
Hall: 12
Paguyo: 13

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ten Marks Showdown!

With 5P and 5H tied at 12 wins a piece for the year, there is will be a TenMarks Showdown... winner take all! Ten questions assigned Monday and due on Wednesday. Good luck!!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Briscoe librarian, Ms. Woznick recently visited with our fifth graders to share with them their summer reading assignment.

Grade 6 Summer Reading List

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Thursday, May 18, 2017



We are gearing up for our end of the year activities and will be needing a lot of volunteers!  Please use the above link to sign up to help!

Thank you!
Grade 5

Monday, May 15, 2017

End of Year Activities!
  • Monday, June 5 students will hear from Briscoe's Librarian regarding the summer reading assignment for 6th graders.
  • Monday, June 12 Field Trip into Boston's Old South Meeting House
  • Wednesday, June 14 clap out at 8:45; 5th graders head to YMCA for special day (extended day until 3:30)
  • Thursday, June 15 school Field Day
  • Tuesday, June 20 Grade 5 Spirit Day
  • Wednesday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. Celebration of Excellence
  • Friday, June 23 early release last day of school

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Science Fun

5th Grade Leadership Opportunity! May 16th, 5:30 - 7:30pm - Cafetorium

NB Dad Peter Carter will be holding a "fun"draiser to benefit the 5th grade activities and needs some helpers! We need 12 fifth grade leaders to help with set-up, the activity and clean-up. Please contact if your 5th grader is interested and available!

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Math Homework Routine

In an effort to build confidence and prepare students for the upcoming math MCAS test, there will be a change to the homework routine. Students will be given two separate ten question TenMarks assignments.

1. The first will be assigned on Monday and due on Wednesday.
2. The second will be assigned on Wednesday and due on Friday.

There will be no Show What You Know.

All assignments will be concepts previously covered this year.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here are some great local ideas for April vacation!  

Cambridge Science Festival 
(over a week of mostly free STEM activities and events for kids and adults) 

It's National Parks Week

The Harvard Museum of Natural History has some amazing exhibits!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Science Test on Wednesday!

Study your "triangle" so that you are prepared.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

TenMarks Challenge 2017

Congratulations to these mathematicians on completing the TenMarks Challenge last month!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 Putnam Street Penguins Polar Plunge

It's that time of year again... time to bust out that bathing suit for a quick dip into the Atlantic!

All fifth graders are invited to join the team. Just click the link below and register.

See Captain Anderson or Captain Chruniak if you have any questions.