Fifth Grade Newsletter
Fifth Grade has had a great first week of school! We started the year off with the annual Flag Raising Ceremony and spent the rest of the first week of school learning about our new classmates and teachers. We also learned many classroom and school expectations in order to be Brunswick Strong leaders of the school! This week we are jumping right into math, reading, writing, and social studies.
Saturday, Sept. 16th: BES Day to Serve
Thursday, Sept. 21st: Schools Closed, Fair Day, Rosh Hashanah
We started the year with a few collaborative problem solving activities. We are now reviewing different strategies to multiply multi-digit numbers. The strategies learned in fourth grade will help us learn and become familiar with the standard multiplication algorithm. Soon we will begin connecting multi-digit multiplication to whole number division strategies. We will be focusing on place value strategies to help develop number sense before students focus on the standard division algorithm in 6th grade.
We have a lot of exciting math to explore and learn through perseverance, problem solving, and math fact practice!
Link to FCPS Unit 1 Family Resource
Math Strategy Explanation Videos
Use the following videos to explore...
Math App of the Month
We have dived into learning our reading procedures during whole and small group. We have also been practicing reading independently to increase our reading stamina. This month students will be reading informational texts to answer within, beyond, and about questions. When answering questions, we will be rereading to find text evidence to support our answers. Finally, we will be working on summarizing informational texts by identifying the main idea and details.
Media Center Update
We are looking forward to a great year in fifth grade!