5th Grade News

October 9, 2015

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We took our Post-Test on multiplication and division today. We will begin our unit on Volume on Monday. Students will begin finding the volume of rectangular prisms and then we will advance to finding the volume of irregular prisms. Our work with multiplication will really help with this unit as students will be multiplying 3 numbers to find the volume. Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child.

Follow the link to a Multiplication Practice Game- http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii


This week, we finished our unit on Force and Motion as we got to create our own roller coasters using our knowledge of Newton's Laws of Motion. Next week, we will be starting our unit on Matter: Properties and Change. We will start by reviewing the water cycle, it's parts, and the importance of it. The new vocabulary list will be posted on my Weebly next week so that your child can have access to it to create their vocabulary flash cards. Please have your child keep their papers, tests, and quizzes from their Force and Motion unit in a folder at home so that they may review them for EOGs.

ELA (English Language Arts) aka Reading

This week the students having been working on citing evidence when answering questions. We still have some work to do, but they are getting much better. Today for Figurative Language Friday we reviewed onomatopoeia. Try saying that one five times fast!

Next week, we will revisit character traits. Students keep confusing them with feelings. For example, a character might be sad because their dog died but that does not make them a sad person. They are just sad because of that event, so in this case sad is a feeling and not a character trait. If someone were to walk around daily upset and their actions showed that they were like this most of the time, then you could use that as a character trait for them (although a better character trait for them would be depressed).