Welcome to Fifth and Sixth Grade

This year we will be exploring ancient civilizations, examining living organisms, reading a variety of literary texts and doing a multitude of writing projects!  Fifth and Sixth grade students will be with me for Social Studies, Reading and ELA.  In addition, I will instruct the fifth grade students in their science curriculum.  I look forward to a fun and exciting year with many learning opportunities and experiences. 


  • Outing Club meeting

    There will be an Outing Club meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 2:45 p.m. in Mrs. Curtin's room.

    Fifth/Sixth Grade with Mrs. Pine
  • Elementary soccer game

    The first home game of the season for the elementary soccer team is on Friday, September 27th against Johnsburg.  The game is at 4:00 p.m. 

    Fifth/Sixth Grade with Mrs. Pine
  • Band class

    Band is on "A" days, so make sure to bring your band instrument on those days.

    Fifth/Sixth Grade with Mrs. Pine
  • Soccer practice

    Soccer season has started!  Please check the school calendar for a list of practices and games.

    Fifth/Sixth Grade with Mrs. Pine

Fifth and Sixth grade fun

Science 5

The science curriculum has recently changed with the new Next Generation standards guiding the coursework.  This fall we will begin in the life sciences by exploring how energy is obtained in both plants and animals, the winter months will be devoted to space science and the spring will begin our investigations into chemistry.  



Social Studies 5 and 6

The Social Studies curriculum for fifth and sixth grade rotates.  This year we are learning the sixth grade curriculum of ancient civilizations.  We will be starting with early man and working our way through ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa, America, India and eastern Asia.  We will end with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 

Reading 5 and 6

 We use the Pearson Reading Street program for our reading instruction. The program consists of authentic literature in a variety of genres.  There is a weekly reading piece, lessons on literary elements, vocabulary and reading skills.  Each week there is a reading assessment on the lessons covered followed by a unit assessment every five weeks.

ELA 5 and 6

The ELA curriculum for fifth and sixth grades consists of daily writing, weekly spelling and vocabulary work, grammar lessons and literary units that we read together.  The literary units are typically tied to the Social Studies or science curriculum.  In addition, the fifth grade students need to read 60 pages per week of outside reading and the sixth graders need to read 75 pages each week.


Contact info

I live in Blue Mountain Lake with my husband, Jim Pine, who teaches middle school Social Studies at Indian Lake Central.  I have been teaching at Long Lake Central for nineteen years and look forward to another great year with fabulous students!    Please contact me at:  (518) 624-2221, ext. 309 or tpine@longlakecsd.org