5th Grade News
September 13, 2013
Language Arts/Reading/Global Awareness
In writing students have been focusing on writing keyword outlines and write complex sentences. In Grammar, students are reviewing parts of speech i.e. nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs. They have been introduced to direct objects and indirect objects and are diagraming complex sentences.
We are also beginning our "Understanding of World Globalism" activities with emphasis on our continent of Africa. Our intent is to provide our students with a better understanding of various African cultures and the conflicts that have currently arisen in countries like Egypt, Sudan, and Libya. Our goal is to entice our students to look beyond their local boundaries to see what is going on in the rest of the world, and to address how those actions impact us here in the United States.
Math - Mr. Dickey
In math, we have initiated our weekly math program with emphasis on integers, conceptual understanding of number sense, all four math operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide), and we have reviewed prime factorization and rounding. We continually work to better understand our times tables. We will also be starting our group lessons on decimals and from there, percents. This block should be a lot of fun.
Don't forget that our great specialty class teachers have been hard at work too. Mrs. Narkisha Woodard have been working with our students in Physical Education. She must be doing a great job since our students return to class "hot and tired." Mrs. Aimee Nitolo have be doing a great job with our Spanish lessons. Our students have been on task and working hard to learn new phrases and verb interactions. Kim Jason has accomplished two art sessions and the students are having a great time. They have produced some great work already.
Have a great weekend and upcoming week.