Fifth Grade Blazers
Take a look at all we have been learning about!!
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 email@example.com) 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.
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!
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.
5th Grade Team