Waimalu Elementary

5th Grade Online Resources

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We hope that everyone is safe and well during this extended break from school due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The following is a list of enhancement learning ideas that your child could do from home. These activities will not be graded, so try to do as many learning activities as possible to continue your child’s learning outside of the school setting.


Mrs. Fungone and Mr. Kanemoto



Paper/Pencil Activities

1. Daily journal- Write about what you did the previous day.  Draw pictures to connect to the main ideas. Use the six traits of writing to check your writing:
    • Ideas- Does your writing have enough ideas?
    • Organization- Does your writing have an introduction, body, conclusion, and transition words?
    • Voice- Where is your personality and emotions within the writing?
    • Word Choice- Did you use more complex words?
    • Sentence Fluency- Are sentence lengths and beginnings different?
    • Conventions- Did you check for capitals, understanding (grammar), punctuation, paragraphs, and spelling?

2. Visual Art- Go outside and draw things that are around the house.  Don’t forget to color your drawings for a more finished look.

Digital Learning Resources

  1. Scholastic - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. 


2. Mystery Science - We've gone through all of our K-5 science lessons, collected the easiest ones to do from home, and put them on a single page to make things easier.


3. IXL Math - Gain fluency and confidence in math! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and motivating awards.


4. Storylineonline.net - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 


5. GoNoodle - Exercise, dancing, singing and learning at home, students are familiar and it would be good exercise and brain breaks.


6. Sora - Hawai’i State Department of Education eBook website.  Students log in with their Student ID Number (10-digits).


7. Coding - Hour of Code Activities.  Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages.  Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.


8. BrainPOP - Animated educational videos for kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.  Click Log In, then sign in with G Suite for Education (your school Google account)


9. Typing Club- Learn touch typing online using Typing Club's free typing courses. It includes 650 typing games, typing tests, and videos. Click Log In, then sign in with G Suite for Education (your school Google account)


Social Emotional Learning-

Family activities for communicating feelings  effectively, showing compassion and managing conflicts  


Family and student activities about social media safety and friendships