Mrs. Guengerich's Class
Wrapping Up the Year!
What Happened in April?
In math, we are working on our review of customary and metric measurement. This will be followed by geometry/volume lessons in which we encounter 2-3 dimensional figures, triangle classification, and volume of solid figures. Amazingly, we still encounter many problems with fractions where we are performing all operations and simplifying as well. A 5th Grade Math Assessment Test will be given at the end of May. This will help determine placement for 6th grade math. ALEKS is a wonderful tool to use to review 5th grade concepts; it will also be available for most students during the summer.
The ominous 50 States Test is done! Students breathed a huge sigh of relief last Thursday to not only be done with ERB testing, but also with studying the 50 states. Our state reports are coming to a conclusion in social studies. While we are presenting, we will also be returning to our review of history with lessons on Manifest Destiny and the Civil War.
I think many parents will agree that some of our Fifth Graders are starting to act like Sixth Graders! Please encourage your child to keep up the good work with organization and taking responsibility for their own learning. I am looking forward to our last full month with these fantastic students!