A New Year with Team Awesome!

5th Grade

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday break with family and friends. We are venturing into the second semester and very excited! Please read all information below to find out what is coming up for your 5th graders. Happy New Year!

Reading, Writing, and Social Studies

In reading we will be learning about Fables and Folktales. Students will read fables and folktales and identify the moral and purpose of the text. We will also be learning how to locate facts and opinions in text.

In writing, we will be working on combining sentences and making sure each sentence we write has subject-verb agreement.

In social studies, we will be learning about the government systems. We will talk about the Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Math

In math we will be converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions.

We will also begin the process of simplifying fractions and creating equivalent fractions.
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Science

In science we are starting Unit 6: Earth's Changes.

Lesson 1 is about changes to the Earth's surface. We will spend 5 days understanding how landforms are the result of changes to Earth's surface. Videos are on my webpage https://www.killeenisd.org/teachers/index.cfm?param1=60290
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Helping at Home :)

With the 2nd semester in full swing, we will begin by saying thank you! Thank you for your help at home. Please continue to check and sign the academic planners. This will keep you in the loop for the learning targets and homework assignments.

Also, if your child does not have assigned homework- please continue to have them read 20-30 minutes each night and work on math facts.