Fifth Grade

5th grade

Contact Information

Mr. Descoteau
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Class Website

Mrs. Kapoor
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Class Webpage

Ms. Sarnowski
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Class Webpage


Snack Policy 

Students are permitted to bring in snacks that have nutritional value. It is encouraged that students bring in snacks that are healthy...low in fat, sugar, and sodium. If a student is bringing in a drink, it may not be in a can or glass bottle. Students are permitted to bring in water in plastic bottles for use throughout the day. If a student brings in juice with their snack, it is encouraged that it is 100% juice, with no sugar added. The health of our students and your children is extremely important. Providing them with a healthy snack will allow them to stay focused and do their best work throughout the day. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the fifth grade snack policy, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.


The South Brunswick School District Curriculum being taught at the fifth grade level integrates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) with developmentally-appropriate concepts. We teach for deep understanding of the "big ideas" in each content area, and we encourage students to wonder about the "essential questions."

Technology is integrated into instruction in meaningful ways. Students and teachers use digital tools and information to solve problems inpidually and collaboratively to create and communicate knowledge. (NJCCCS 8.1)

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Participation Rubric

Fifth Grade Priority (Spelling) Words


Citing Sources for Research

Social Studies: Five Themes of Geography Project - research and Powerpoint-to be completed in school. Extension and enrichment activities.

Notetaking in all subject areas prepares students to organize and document during research.

Formal Research Project: A careers research project