## Important Dates:

Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - PARCC Test 1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, May 7 - Thursday, May 8, 2019 - PARCC Test 9:15-11:15am

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal - Mid-Term

Monday, May 13, 2019 - PARCC Test 9:15-11:15am

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Panoramic 5th Grade Picture Day - order online Picture iD# MJ728186T0

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Middle School Move Up Day

Monday, May 27, 2019 - No School - Memorial Day

Fifth Grade Celebration - June 18, 2019

Please send in a baby/young photo (toddler, Kindergarten etc.) with your child (or email a jpeg to angela.brown@fcps.org) if you’d like your 5th Grader’s picture to be included in an EPIC photo slide show to celebrate their growth! Just one photo. If you send in a photo and want it returned, please have it clearly marked with child’s name and teacher’s name. Pictures must be turned in no later than June 1, 2019.

## Math

Our mathematicians have been working hard, generating two numerical patterns using two given rules, and identifying relationships between the corresponding terms.

They are now able to recognize the x-axis and y-axis on a coordinate grid and can solve problems involving ordered pairs.They can graph the point made by the ordered pair on a coordinate plane. They can represent real-world problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of a coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

As we move forward, students will be delving into finding whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four digits dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value. They will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between operations.

Fifth Graders have been working on the differences between poetry, prose, and drama, with a focus on poetry. We have been figuratively speaking about the different types of poetry. Our focus has been reading and interpreting poems that contain similes, metaphors, personification, alliterations, idioms, onomatopoeias, and hyperboles. The students have discussed why poets use these tools to convey meaning. Our next Fifth Grade focus will be on dramas and the elements they contain. We will be reading and performing!

## Writing

The fifth grade students are reviewing writing conventions and mechanics to improve their overall writing craft. They will apply this craft as they write about the different types of literature from reading. They will compare elements of poetry, prose, and drama as they distinguish between the three types. They will also apply their writing skills as they complete a research project in Science.

## Science and Social Studies

We have been busy identifying where Spanish, Dutch and French settlements took place and their impact on the New World. Our students studied the theories behind the disappearance of the colony of Roanoke and identified what life was like in the Jamestown colony. They have identified the motivations of colonists to come to the New World and how they persevered through the hardships during their journey and how they adapted to a new way of life. Discuss with your children your heritage and your ancestors. Celebrate the contributions your families have made to our great country.

In our next Science unit, our students will begin to explore space by gathering evidence from observations to support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is always directed down. They will also understand the pattern of the moon phases as it reflects the sun and rotates in our sky.

Jody Byrd

Room B215

ex 60386

jody.byrd@fcps.org

Sari Dempsey

B219

ex 60388

sari.dempsey@fcps.org

Chris Hause

B221

ex 60390

chris.hause@fcps.org

Mary Neely

B222

ex 60391

mary.neely@fcps.org

Michelle Rogers

B220

ex 60389

michelle.rogers@fcps.org