• September: What is Grade 5 studying?


    Unit of Study: The Four Freedoms: History of the USA

    Essential Question:

    How does a global desire for freedom impact society in the U.S.A?

    How do readers use multiple strategies to make meaning of the text?

    Big Ideas: In this new unit, we will study the freedoms granted to us in the United States. We will learn how they came about, how they are upheld, and their effect on the global and local community. 


    Anne Frank: Life in Hiding by Joanna Hurwitz

    Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood


    Writing:  Opinion

    • Students will use the writing process and the Teachers College Rubric to produce essays that form and support an argument.


    Eureka Math!: 

    Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

    Students will...

    • explore multiplicative patterns on the place value chart
    • name and compare decimals 
    • round a given decimal to any place value 
    • add and subtract decimals
    • multiply and divide decimals 


    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.A.3 - Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.

    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.

    5.MD.A.1 - Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

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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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