January

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!!

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ELA

ELA

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


Topic 7


Dividing Decimials

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

Colonization 1600s-1760s

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


Lockers

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.

Khan Academy

Free online program that gives children the change to review, learn, practice, and master math skills at their own pace.

Http://www.khanacademy.org/about

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.