## Welcome

Thank you for coming tonight. You will be provided with information tonight about your child's fifth grade year as your child is part of a blended learning community with a technology shift.

## ELA

*Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Learning Goals:

 Determine central message and main idea.

 Explain what a text says explicitly and draw inferences from the text.

 Draw on information from multiple texts.

 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Language

 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing or speaking including usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Writing

 Write opinion, informative, and narrative pieces with effective technique, descriptive details, clear organization, and supporting evidence.

Speaking and Listening

 Develop and use speaking and listening skills to comprehend, collaborate, and present knowledge and ideas.

Tools:

Student Blog

Journey's

## Math

Learning Goals:

Represent a mathematical situation as an expression or number sentence using a letter or symbol.

Use the commutative, distributive and associative properties for fractions and decimals.

Use coordinate systems to specify locations, describe paths and find the distance between points along horizontal and vertical lines.

Read, write and compare whole numbers less than 1,000,000, unit fractions and decimals to hundredths.

Recognize equivalent representations for the same number and generate by decomposing/composing numbers.

Describe numbers according to their characteristics.

Describe the effects of addition and subtraction on fractions and decimals.

Demonstrate fluency with efficient procedures for adding and subtracting decimals and fractions (with unlike denominators) and division of whole numbers.

Apply and describe the strategy used to compute a division problem up to a 3-digit by 2-digit and addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals.

Estimate and justify products and quotients of whole numbers and sums of differences of decimals and fractions.

Tools:

Everyday Math

## Science

Learning Goals:

Recognize the atmosphere is composed of a mixture of gases, water and minute particles.

Propose solutions to problems of water quality/availability that result from human activity.

Identify the forces acting on a load and use a spring scale to measure the weight (resistance force) of the load.

Identify the simple machines in common tools and household items.

Formulate testable questions and explanations.

Explain how similarities are the basis for classification.

Describe how changes in state provide evidence that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Observe the mass of water remains constant as it changes state.

## Social Studies

Learning Goals:

Identify important principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Outline the discovery, exploration and early settlement of America.

Explain the American Revolution, including the perspectives of patriots and loyalists and factors that explain why the colonists were successful.

Investigate the causes and consequences of Westward Expansion.

Identify political, economic, and social causes and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Apply the economic concepts of scarcity, supply and demand, and trade-offs (opportunity cost).

Select, investigate, and present a topic using primary and secondary resources, such as oral interviews, artifacts, journals, documents, photos and letters.

## Technology

Learning Goals:

Use technology to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with others.

Demonstrate sufficient keyboarding skills.

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources.

Summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work; provide a list of sources.

Demonstrate how to use technology responsibly and safely.

Include multimedia components and visual displays when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

Tools:

Chromebook

Symbaloo

Gmail

Students will be using their student gmail account. We have gone over high expectations on their account and when would be an apporitate time to use email.

## Homework and Planners

Kids are excited to do homework this year? What?

Tools:

Edmodo

https://www.edmodo.com/

## Got Information?

Please make sure you are checking these websites weekly. This is how we will be updating you how our week has gone.

Tools:

Tonight only: This bullentin board will change throughout the year.

Bullentin Board Outside our Classroom

Friday, Sept 6

We already have the 16 parents. Thank you!

If your child has not turned in their permission slips, please do that ASAP. Thanks

http://www.earnestshepherd.com/team-building-programs.html