Fifth Grade Newsletter
Dates to Remember
January 19: No School Holiday
January 23: Kindest Kansas Citizen Essays Due (optional)
February 5: Skate Party
February 10: Classroom Valentine Parties
February 20th : Father /Daughter Dance
February 24: ETC- Colonial Day
February 25: Royals Field Trip
Sydney and Jack represented our classroom well in the school spelling bee!
Congratulations to Sydney for receiving runner up!!
We are learning to:
· Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described
· Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic and note important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent
· Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
· Interpret figurative language
· Draw on multiple sources to locate an answer or solve a problem
Envision Math Upcoming Topics
Dividing Decimals by 10, 100, or 1,000
Estimating Decimals Quotients
Number Sense: Decimals Division
Dividing by a Whole Number
Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal
Dividing a Decimal by a Decimal
Topic 8: Algebra
· Use variables to write expressions
· Order of operations
· Simplify expressions
· Add, subtract, multiply, divide expressions
· Patterns: extending tables
Social Studies Colonial Unit
Compelling questions we will be discussing throughout this unit:
1. What were the consequences of colonizing the New World?
2. Why might individuals agree to give up thier rights to become indentured servants in the New World?
3. What factors led to the development of differing ideas about government between Great Britain and the American colonies?
4. Why did Britain's relationship with the American colonies deteriorate over time?
5. How did geography affect the development of Colonial America?
During this unit, students will:
· Research a colonial region (New England, Middle, South) and identify how the geography affected the development of Colonial America.
· Research a famous colonist, create and perform an interview with this colonist
· Create a persuasive piece describing why one colonial region would make a better place to settle than the others
Students can begin to bring in combinaiton locks. Students will need to give their teacher the combination to their lock. Having a lock is not manditory at this time.
Free online program that gives children the change to review, learn, practice, and master math skills at their own pace.
Please sign up and assign your teacher as a coach
Student School E-Mail Address
The students have a USD 232 email address.
1- Click on Staff and Student Email
2- User name is the students user name when logging into the portal
3- Password is the password students use with logging into the portal
Please contact your teacher if you have any questions or problems.