Week of December 10th…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  STRETCH, STRETCH, STRETCHING our brains is what we’ll be doing, and making them stronger, as we become involved in the following activities this week.  Keep plugging away 5th graders… You’re doing great!!!

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today in reading, we read, analyzed, and identified the implied main idea from an interview with Jordan Romero.  He is the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits.  Throughout the remainder of the week, we will mark up a text-dependent analysis prompt and write a well written introductory paragraph to begin our two-column notes, graphic organizer.  This prompt will be based on the Romero interview and our expository non-fiction passage from our anthology.  We’ll then work together, and in groups, to fill in our two-column notes with three pieces of proof and direct quotes, plus their analysis.  If we finish this before the end of the week, we will begin comparing and contrasting two different non-fiction passages to identify how different text features are used that help the reader identify the main idea.

Spelling:  Your child received their spelling homework packet today.  They are aware that the packet is due on Thursday and that our test is on Friday.  

Math: This week in math we needed an extra day to finish up unit 6 on Monday.  On Tuesday we will move on to unit 7, which focuses on patterns and mathematical expressions. The first lesson will be about the order of operations, where we will learn all about PEMDAS. Wednesday we will move on to writing numerical expressions when given a word problem. Thursday’s focus will be generating and extending numerical patterns. Friday we will wrap up the week with a quick quiz to show what we learned for Tuesday through Thursday. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!  

Thank you for your continuous support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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