• March: What is Grade 5 studying?


    Module 2: 

    Unit Summary: In this module, students read to build knowledge about the rainforest and analyze the author's craft in narrative writing to build proficiency in writing first person narratives about the rainforest.

    Unit Tasks: 

    • Students research to determine ways they can help the rainforest and discuss their findings, including the challenges with implementing those ideas, in a Science Talk. 
    • Students read a new excerpt of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World aloud and write a literary analysis essay to answer the question: "What does the use of concrete language and sensory detail help you understand about the rainforest?"
    • Students plan and draft first person narratives to build out a scenario from The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. 

    Module 3: 

    Unit Summary: In this module, students consider the factors that contribute to the success of professional athletes as leaders of social change. They read about a number of professional athletes who have been leaders of social change, beginning with Jackie Robinson.

    Unit Tasks: 

    • Students create a poster highlighting a personal quality necessary to be an effective leader of social change.



    Eureka Math:

    Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area 

    Students will...

    • calculate volume 
    • find the total volume of solid figures 
    • find the area of rectangles with whole-by-mixed and whole-by-fractional number side lengths 
    • draw, analyze, and classify two-dimensional shapes


    Common Core Learning Standards:

    5.NF.B.4 - Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

    5.NF.B.6 - Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

    5.MD.C.3 - Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

    5.MD.C.4 - Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

    5.MD.5 - Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.

    5.G.B.3 - Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.

    5.G.B.4 - Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.



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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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