5th Grade Falcons
News You Can Use for the Week of 12/15 through 12/19
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Wednesday, December 17 - Classroom Holiday Parties at 1:30 pm
*Note- this is a change! Our original party was scheduled for Thursday, December 18!
Thursday, December 18 - Honor Choir Field Trip to Nursing Homes
Friday, December 19 - Early Release at 12:30
Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2 - Winter Break
This Week in ELAR
We will be continuing our visualization skills, as well as inferring meaning and finding evidence from nonfiction text. We will be moving beyond the topic we are reading and understand it in a new way by combining what we already know with the new information from the text. We will be in partners and groups with task cards to make our learning fun!
Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad
Please also make sure your child is completing their 20 minutes of reading per day and completing the Reading Log.
This week in Math
We have an exciting project this week to help us learn about fractions and geometric shapes. On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be making gingerbread houses during class. Your child will represent the amount of candy they put on their gingerbread house as a fraction and identifying the geometric shapes they use. A note was sent home Thursday, December 11 listing the items your child needs to bring to make their gingerbread house. These items include one cube-shaped tissue box (empty), on box of graham crackers, 2 tubs of white frosting, and one other item of candy to share with the class (circled on the page sent home). Thank you for helping make learning fun!
Homework: Please bring in items for the gingerbread house on Monday (or earlier).
Monday: It's Time to Take Aim! pg. 98 (adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators)
Tuesday: TEKS Review 7-1 & 7-2
Wednesday: Think Through Math
Thursday: no homework
Friday: no homework; Have a safe and wonderful holiday break!
This website provides a link to several resources we use for math:
This Week In Science
This week we will continue our unit on fossil fuels. We will explore the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels.
Sedimentary rock is formed over millions of years from the deposition of sediment in layers. Sediment layers on top apply pressure to those on bottom, compacting them into sedimentary rocks.
Fossil fuels are formed over millions of years from the deposition of organic materials in layers. Organic matter in bottom layers begins to decay from the pressure and heat generated from the layers above them.
Fossil fuels are formed in sedimentary rock layers when materials are compressed and heated deep under the Earth’s surface.
What is sedimentary rock?
What are fossil fuels?
How is sedimentary rock involved in the formation of fossil fuels? How long does this process take?
This Week in Social Studies
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