Week of January 22, 2018…

Hello, 5th Grade Martic Families,

Well,  I think that we will finally have a full 5 day week …  Wooo Hooo!!! Here’s what’s on our agenda.

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today, we did our second close reading of lesson fourteen’s expository nonfiction passage independently. We also proficiently read, analyzed, and answered the comprehension questions on our own. Believe me, our fifth graders were really STRETCHING their brains and making them STRONGER! Way to go fifth graders!!!  Plus, we were able to cut out, set up and begin our independent study of our robust vocabulary words for this lesson.  Tomorrow, we will continue our independent study of our vocabulary and move into our buddy study which will help us to be successful when completing the independent vocabulary activity. Our focus skill of being able to identify cause and effect text structure will also be reviewed, thus preparing us to work through the focus skill activity successfully as well.  Wednesday, we will read, analyze, and hold an open floor discussion with our Time for Kids informational text.  Thursday,  we will begin lesson fifteen which is our next set of readers’ theaters.  The children will be divided into three different groups, figure out who is going to be each character, and begin practicing their fluency by reading through the script as a team.  This fluency practice will continue on Friday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spelling:  Your child received her/his spelling homework packet today.  He/she knows that it is due on Thursday and that our test will be on Friday.

Math: This week in math we are starting our adding and subtracting fractions unit. Monday we learned how to round fractions to 0, 1/2, or 1 based on the difference between the denominator and numerator. On Tuesday we will review how to add and subtract fractions with common denominators and move on to uncommon denominators for Wednesday and ThursdayOn Friday we will continue to solve addition and subtraction word problems, working mainly with uncommon denominators again. We did awesome as a whole grade level on our last unit test, and I couldn’t be prouder of the hard work we do every day. Keep it up, fifth graders!

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for all of your support!


Mrs. Eby 🙂


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