5th and 6th Grade February Newsletter
February 10th - Valentine's Day class Parties
February 17th - 3rd Quarter Interims Home
February 20th- Presidents' Day- No SChool
Starting this month, and for the rest of the quarter, the 5th Graders will be studying the reasons behind the European Exploration of the Western Hemisphere.
They will be making connections with all the lasting influences and impacts that the exploration and colonization had on the Western Hemisphere. They will learn about the Columbian Exchange, the mystery behind the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the first successful settlement of Jamestown, as well as the Plymouth Colony.
The 6th Graders will be spending the rest of the third quarter diving into the Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China. We will look at each civilizations' unique government, economic system, social structure, religion, technologies and agricultural practices and products that flourished as a result of favorable geographic characteristics. The cultural practices and products of these early civilizations can be used to help understand the Eastern Hemisphere today.
5th /6th ELA
5th Grade students are/will be working on:
Drawing on information from multiple print sources
Writing informative essays based on paired passages
Perfect verb tenses
Figurative language review
6th Grade students are/will be working on:
Writing informational passages based on multiple texts
Summarization of text in annotation
Review of Rhyme Scheme in poetry
In Chapter 7, students investigate multiplication of fractions by whole numbers and use models to learn how to multiply fractions by fractions and mixed numbers. Students learn to relate multiplication to scaling and to predict the relative sizes of factors and products
5.NF.1, 5.NF.2, 5.NF.3, , 5.NF.5, 5.NF.6
* writing and solving one-step equations and inequalities
* rational numbers as locations on number lines
*signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane
6.EE.2, 6.EE.3, 6.EE.4, 6.EE.5, 6.EE.7, 6.EE.8, 6.EE.9