ELA State Test:
Wednesday, April 11th-Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Math State Test:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018-
Wednesday, May 2,2018
Queens College Trip
Chocolate Works Trip
We are half way done with our school year and we continue preparing our fifth grade students for middle school. We would like to thank you for your continued support. Please continue challenging your children in making real-world connections when applicable. We ask that each student reflect on their successes throughout the year and how they can improve upon in the future months to come. Please have your child share their goals with you and strive to continue meeting them.
Fifth Grade Teachers
Words for life menu
Monthly Topics by Subject
-Students should continue making real world connections. We are currently learning all about fractions. How to add, subtract, compare, simplify, determine equivalent fractions,etc.
-Students should practice using math vocabulary and explain their mathematical thinking.
Looking ahead: We will be multiplying and dividing fractions. So any chance given at home to practice would be greatly appreciated.
Students are expected to log into I-ready at least 20-25 min a day for at least 5 days a week.
- Some fun interactive websites include:
*Students will be reading Our Solar System by Seymour Simon.
*Students will take a Words For Life quiz every other week.
*Students are expected to log into I-ready at least 20-25 min a day for at least 5 days a week.
* Students will periodically take comprehension quizzes during class.
For this unit students can use the following websites to further their understanding of the solar system:
Some fun interactive websites include:
Students will be examining the Social Studies unit on the Western Expansion and how it impacted our nation. Topics will include the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Native American Removal Act, Manifest Destiny, Trail of Tears, Homestead Act, Oregon Trail, Gold Rush, Transcontinental Railroad and the use of primary and secondary documents.
Our next unit in Science takes us to researching and understanding our Universe. The planets, comets, stars, Milky Way Galaxy, asteroids, and meteors are some of the topics that will be examined. Please be aware that both Science and Social Studies have task menus for your child to select an independent project to complete.
Students are responsible for research, reading various assigned articles, projects and writing, both short responses and essays.
Please encourage your child to keep due dates in mind and plan.
Sites the children may use include:
http://newsela.com (Registration is free)
There are many excellent videos on youtube that support our work, however, please preview the videos and monitor your child as they are on this site.