Fifth Grade Blazers
Take a look at all we have been learning about!!
Monday November 5: No School-Teacher Work Day
Tuesday November 6 : No School-Election Day
Wednesday November 7: Conferences -School Opens 4 hours late
Thursday November 8: Conferences-School Opens 4 hours late
Friday November 9: Conferences- School dismisses 3.5 hours early
Wednesday November 21: Two hour early dismissal for studentsThursday and Friday November 22-23: School Closed-Thanksgiving Break
We are moving into adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Check out the following links to help your child at home.
At the Promethean Board
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
TenMarks - meeting everyone's needs!
Reinforcing concepts through creative activity.
Reading! Reading! Reading! Our fifth graders are amazing readers! We are just finishing up a short literature unit. Fifth grade has been working on the story elements of: characters, settings, conflicts, resolutions, and themes! We have been practicing to stop and take notice of these in order to take organized notes. These skills will guide us into reading novels and having discussion rounds about our stories, in order for us to write about what we are reading!
November finds us starting novels. Our kids will be reading a variety of literary texts with twisting plots and evolving characters. They will learn to identify how the actions of the characters and different settings affect the theme(s) of the story. There will be a culminating activity that will allow them to demonstrate their understanding of the text.
At the beginning of the year, our fifth graders began blazing the trail for the Kindergarteners of Butterfly Ridge Elementary. They showed leadership and teamwork as they became photographers and experts of our beautiful new school. They had the opportunity to become the teacher as they constructed and shared an informational google slideshow to inform the kindergarteners of all the important people and places of BRES.
The fifth graders are becoming narrative writers as they continue to take a small moment from their lives and make it into an epic story with dynamic characters, dialogue that reveals character thoughts and emotion, a strong situation and how the problem is then solved. They are learning to show rather than just tell about the main events. A story can be looked at differently depending on the theme the writer wants to bring out. We are continuing to grow as writers of narratives.
Science and Social Studies
As we come to the end of the quarter, fifth grade will be exploring America’s Beginnings. During the unit, we will learn about the following enduring understandings:
Geography influences the movement and interaction of different cultural groups.
The natural resources of a region affect the types of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and tools that people create.
Advances in technology helped make exploration possible.
European countries had many reasons to send explorers to new lands.
Explorers changed Europeans views of the world.
The Age of Exploration had positive and negative effects on Europeans and on native peoples.
Exploration has had a profound effect on world history.
Using Ozobots to navigater through the water cycle.
The water cycle comes to life!!
Collaborating through the engineering process.
5th Grade Team