News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 1/16/15
What's Happening in the Classroom
In math, we will continue Chapter 4-Division and Fractions. We will begin working in our fraction section of this unit. Students will look at Quilts and their relationships with fractions. We will also be egg cartons to examine combining fractions together. If your child scored high on the pre-test, he/she will complete some activities on Think Through Math regarding fractions (6th grade math standards).
We will continue in our new writing unit-Memoirs (personal narratives). We will look at some examples and start the pre-writing process.
In Reading, will return to Benchmark work on our fluency with reader's theater. We will also continue to re-leveling for Fountas and Pinnell.
In Social Studies, we will start learning about Chapter 6-the Middle Colonies. We will examine life in these colonies and some important people and events from this time period.
We are still in need of material for our sports basket for family fun night. Please consider donating something to our basket.
There is a new spelling list for next week.
Miss LaBrash will be taking over instruction during Social Studies this week.
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Have a Great Weekend!!
Spelling List for This Week
Salt Lake City
Dates to Remember
January 16th-Last Day of the Grading Period
January 19th No School