5th Grade Newsletter

September 15th - 30th

Dates To Remember

Picture Day

Friday September 19th

Mad Science

Thursday September 18th

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday September 24th

Thursday September 25th

No School

Friday September 26th

Parent Teacher Conferences

Signups begin on Monday September 15th. Each fifth grade teacher will send an email with their Signup Genius link to reserve a conference time. The conference time reserved for fall will be the same time you we will meet during the spring conferences. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Topic Two Envision Math


· Students compute sums and differences mentally using Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition, compatible numbers, and compensation.

· Students round whole numbers through millions an decimals through thousandths

· Students use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate sums and differences of whole numbers and decimals.

· Students will add and subtract decimals in tenths and hundredths using models.

· Students use pictures and write equations to help them solve problems.

· Students compute differences of decimals involving tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.

· Students compute sums of decimals involving tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.


Commutative Property of Addition – The order of addends can be changed and the sum remains the same

Associative Property of Addition- Addends can be regrouped and the sum remains the same

compatible numbers- Numbers that are easy to compute with mentally

compensation- Adjusting one number of an operation to make computations easier and balancing the adjustment by changing the other number.

rounding- A process that determines which multiple of 10, 100, 1000

How To Log Into Blackboard To Watch Math Videos

  1. 1. Go to the district home page. www.usd232.org
  2. 2.. At the bottom of the page, click on “New Blackboard Learn Site”
  3. 3. When you see the Blackboard login page, click on “View Class Catalog” under the login.
  4. 4. On the top of the page in the right hand corner, click on “Community”
  5. 5. The left hand side of the page will say, “Organization Search” and in the box type: “ horizon fifth grade” and then click “Go”
  6. 6. Click on the link displayed: School-He-5th
  7. 7. On the left hand side you will notice “Flipped Math Links”, click on that.
  8. 8. Find the file that coordinates to the lesson that is due for the following day. Your child should have this written in their agenda.
  9. 9. Then, watch the videos that are displayed for comprehension.

*Once that is accomplished, log off and go to the Pearson

How to Log Onto Pearson Website

  1. 1. Login to www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
  2. 2. Login using their username and password they use to take a test
  3. 3. Click the “To Do” section
  4. 4. Click “Explore” at the top of the page
  5. 5. Choose the topic
  6. 6. Choose the lesson
  7. 7. Click “View”

That is how they can watch the videos nightly. I think Internet Explorer is the better browser to use.

Native Americans

Societies of North America: Lands and People: Ancient-1400's

Ideas: migration, civilixation, shelter, culture, cultural groups and beliefs

People/Places: Anasazi/Pueblo, Mississippian (Mound Builders), Chinook, Iriquois Leauge, Sioux, hunter -gatherers, early farmers

Places /Institutions: North America, Great Plains, Rocky Mountians, Woodland, Morthwest coast, Southeast

Events: Orgin Stories

ELA Objectives:

• Literature: Quote accurately, Explain how sections fit together, Analyze elements

• Informational Text: quote accurately, determine meaning

• Writing: persuasive/opinion

• Language: capitalization, punctuation, spelling; meaning of words/phrases

Social Studies Objectives:

• Objective: To understand the meaning of society and how it relates to the student

• Why would people choose to live in a particular place and why might they move?

• What was the role of the individual in North America culture groups?

• What were the political, economic, environmental and social beliefs of a North American culture groups?

• What factors lead to change in North American culture groups?

• Why were resources a common cause of conflict among and within North American culture groups?