• December: What is Grade 5 studying?


    Unit of Study: Geography and Ancient Cultures of the Western Hemisphere

    Essential Question: How does the evolution of ancient civilizations in the Western Hemisphere give you a deeper understanding of the world we live in?

    Big Idea:

    • Students will understand how the evolution of the Ancient Civilizations has impacted society today. 
    • Students will understand that reading with comprehension involves the implementation of a range of strategies and thinking beyond the text.


    Encounter by Jane Yolen

    Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad

    Writing:  Narrative & Informational Writing

    • Narrative: Students will continue to write narratives in various structures, including poetry.
    • Informative: Students will use the writing process and Traits of Writing to produce essays that inform readers about topics related to ancient civilizations and exploration

    Go Math!: 


    Chapter 3: Students will be able to add and subtract decimals.

    • Model, read, and write decimals through thousandths
    • Compare and order decimals to thousandths
    • Round decimals to any place
    • Model decimal addition & subtraction using base-ten blocks
    • Make reasonable estimates of decimal sums and differences
    • Add & subtract decimals using place value
    • Identify, describe, and create numeric patterns with decimals
    • Solve problems using the strategy make a table and draw a diagram


    Common Core Learning Standards:

    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.NF.B.3 - Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?

    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.3a - Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).

    5.NBT.A.3b - Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

    5.NBT.A.4 - Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.

    5.NBT.B.7 - Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.


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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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