• September: What is Grade 5 studying?

    ELA: Building Classroom Communities

    Essential Question: What does it mean to be thoughtful?

    Big Ideas: 

    • Students will understand that reading with comprehension involves the implementation of a range of strategies and thinking beyond the text.
    • Students will use a range of crafting techniques to share their message with their readers.
    • Students will understand that good behavior of an individual impacts their surrounding community positively.


    • The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads

    Writing: Narrative Writing

    • Students will begin brainstorming ideas for writing personal narratives by generating seed ideas.
    • Students will build writing stamina by choosing a seed idea and writing about it.
    • Students will study author's craft techniques in order to raise the level or narrative writing. 
    • Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)

    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions

    Students will:

    • Recognize the 10 to 1 relationship among place-value positions
    • Read and write whole numbers through hundred millions
    • Write and evaluate repeated factors in exponent form
    • Use a basic fact and pattern to multiply mentally
    • Multiply by 1- and 2-digit numbers
    • Use multiplication to solve division problems
    • Use the strategy solve a simpler problem to solve problems
    • Write numerical expressions
    • Use the order of expressions to evaluate numerical expressions
    • Evaluate numerical expressions with parentheses, brackets, and braces

    Common Core Learning Standards: 

    5.NBT.A.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

    5.NBT.A.2 - Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

    5.NBT.B.5 - Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

    5.NBT.B.6 - Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

    5.OA.A.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

    5.OA.A.2 - Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

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    Fifth Grade Homework, What to expect?

    Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily. 

    Tips: "Use these examples to help you check your writing."

    *  The first letter of each sentence should begin with a capital letter.

    Ruth bought new blue sneakers. The sign blew away in the storm. Did she try out for soccer last year?

    *  The pronoun / is always spelled with a capital letter.

    Ahmed and I ate lunch together.

    Sheila and I went swimming.

    I feed my goldfish every morning.

    *   If the subject of a sentence is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular.

    Jeremy bakes oatmeal cookies. Tonya paints with watercolors. The chair rocks back and forth.

    *   If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.

    Vidya and Joanna study science. Women play the drums in our band. The planets rotate around the sun.

    *   Every sentence ends with punctuation in the form of a period, question mark, or exclamation point.

    My friend is a good baseball player. Where did Jamie find her keys? Don't run across the street!

    *  Commas separate words in a series.

    We like to swim, hike, and play basketball. The farmer raises goats, sheep, and chickens. Customers can choose water, milk, orange juice, or apple juice.

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