Fifth Grade Newsletter
Monday, Oct. 29th - Friday, Nov. 9th: BES Book Fair
Thursday, Nov. 1st: Grandparents Day 8am-10am
Friday, Nov. 2nd: End of term 1
Monday, Nov. 5th: Schools closed for students; teacher work session
Tuesday, Nov. 6th: Schools closed for students and staff
Wednesday, Nov. 7th: Students arrive 4 HR Late-Evening Parent Conferences
Thursday, Nov. 8th: Students arrive 4 HR Late-Evening Parent Conferences
Thursday, Nov. 8th: Energize Guys Assembly
Friday, Nov. 9th: Students dismissed 3.5 HR Early-Afternoon Parent Conferences
Sunday, Nov. 11th: Chorus sings at Veterans Parade 1-2pm
Monday, Nov. 12th - Wednesday 21st: Mobile Science Lab visits BES
Wednesday, Nov. 14th: Thanksgiving Lunch 5th grade (1:10pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 21st: 2 HR Early dismissal for students
Wednesday, Nov. 21st: Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 22nd - Friday Nov. 23rd: No School - Thanksgiving Break
In the beginning of November (Unit 3),
- Students will explore how to add and subtract two fractions or mixed numbers with unlike denominators in such a way to to produce an equivalent sum or difference with like denominators.
- Students will explore how to use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers in real world problems.
- Students will explore how to make and interpret a line plot (by adding and subtracting) to display a data set of fractional measurements with denominators of 2, 4 and 8.
When Quarter 2 begins... (Unit 4),
- Students will master how to recognize that in any multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
- Students will master how to explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10 and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
- Students will master how to fluently multiply multi digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
- Students will master how to use parentheses, brackets, or braces in a numerical expressions and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
- Students will master how to write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret, numerical expressions without evaluating them.
- Students will master how to multiply decimals to hundredths using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
- Students explore how to will use their understanding of multiplication to help them apply the strategy of partial product to divide whole numbers up to four-digit dividend and two-digit divisor and apply this concept to a real world context with quotients that are in the form of whole numbers and fractions.
- Students will explore how to use their knowledge of converting the metric system to support their understanding of our base ten system for solving multiplication and division problems.
Unit 3 & 4 Math Newsletter
American Legion Auxiliary: Americanism Essay Contest
Link to Cover Sheet
COLD WEATHER REMINDER!
Students will preview the book fair during their media time and create a wishlist. The students will not be permitted to shop before or after school. They will have to attend the book fair with an adult during shopping hours or they can send their wishlist and payment to the office and we will fill the orders.
Media Center Update
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