5th Grade News
February 1st through February 10th: Valentines for Veterans
February 7th: Social Studies Test
February 8th: Reading Quiz Retakes
February 10th: HMH Mid-Year Growth Assessment
February 11th: Math Test (Tentative Date)
February 14th: Valentine Exchange
The students made a KWL chart to narrow their research project choice. They wrote what they already know, and generated “I wonder...” questions. The students also finished the reading unit on text structures. Quiz retakes will take place next Tuesday, 2/8. We have started studying the main idea and supporting details of text. The mid-year HMH Growth Assessment will take place next Thursday, 2/10.
5.6e - Identify organizational pattern(s)
5.6f - Identify transitional words and phrases that signal and author’s organizational pattern
5.7e - Organize information to convey a central idea
5.7h - Clearly state a position including supporting reasons and evidence to persuade the intended audience
The focus of this unit is on solving single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers, as well as solving single-step practical problems involving products of a whole number less than or equal to 12 and a proper fraction. Students should be able to apply number sense strategies to support their computational understanding.
There is a math test coming up (tentatively) on February 11th. The exact date will be announced soon.
Unit 6 will include lessons and activities based on the following topics:
5.6a (Links to an external site.) Solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.
5.6b (Links to an external site.) Solve single–step practical problems involving multiplication of a whole number, limited to 12 or less, and a proper fraction, with models.
Science and Social Studies
This Week's Technology Tips Newsletter
This week’s newsletter talks about the importance of running Windows Updates on a regular basis and how to do so. Students and staff should complete this important task on a monthly basis at minimum. I also include Digital Citizenship Family Tips for Digital Footprint and Security from Common Sense Education.