5th Grade Is The Greatest
Common Core State Standards
Be sure to study your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. By 5th grade our students should know their facts with automaticity. Then they will be able to use thes facts to solve long division problems, triple digit multiplication.and find common denominators when adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Go to links on this website to find fun websites to practice your facts. YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE MATH HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
5th Grade has some very exciting news. We will be piloting new math series this year. Each room will be piloting a different series. Room 3 will pilot My Math, Room 4 will pilot Envisions and Room 5 will pilot Go Math. These series relate to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that we will implement in math this year. Although we will be using different series, the three classes will be studying the same topics simultaneously. Look for parent information letters. To view the Common Core State Standards- http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
Summer Book blurb due September 14.
Reading books expands a student's vocabulary, improves their comprehension and fluency so children should read nightly. We will also have time for independent reading. Students should have at least 2 books in their reading bags(teacher provided)at all times. The 5th grade teachers have great classroom libraries that the children may borrow from but if they are looking for something we don't have they can also access the school and public library. The reason we encourage them to have at least 2 books in their bag is when they finish one book they will be ready to begin another story. The students are to complete 25 book blurbs by the middle of June. We break that down in trimesters, so by the end of the 1st trimester they will need 8 book blurbs. Due dates for book blurbs:
4 by 10/11
8 by 11/26
12 by 1/17
16 by 3/7
20 by 4/29
25 by 6/5
What exactly is a book blurb? Your child should have already read 1 book this summer and completed the book report format we sent in their 4th grade report cards. Now they have completed 1 book blurb. (hurray!!) They are ready to continue to read other books toward their 25 book blurb requirement. Here is what they need to do. 1. Bring the book in for preappoval to their teacher. They will discuss if it is appropriate for their reading level and how many book blurbs the book would be worth. (Books must be at least 100 pages) For instance if the book is 189 pages with only a few pictures the teacher will most likely say the book is worth 2 blurbs. 2. Once their book is approved the student will start to read the book. For every chapter they will write a 2 sentence summary. This should be done after reading each chapter not when they have finished the book. (Too difficult to remember each chapter) 3. Be sure to include the title of the book (capitalized and underlined) and the authors first and last name. Also include the number of pages in the book. 4. Then bring the book and the book blurb to school to share with the teacher. Be sure to make it legible and remember it is 5th grade so you must use cursive. Feel free to type these book blurbs but that is not a requirement.
This year we will be studying the early history of the United States beginning with the Native Americans. Then we will learn about the European Explorers and where they explored . Finally we will study about the colonists who settled in this great country of ours. We will focus on the English colonists, learning how the thirteen colonies were settled and why. We will end the year with the causes of the Revolutionary War.
Very Important Reminders
Please read every night.. Look under the reading section of this web page for the for directions on how to write a book blurb and due dates.
5th Grade Mrs. Cohen Mrs. Wells Mrs. Bailey