Week of January 7th…

Hello Everyone!

Happy 2019! Our 5th-graders continue to stretch and strengthen their brains. Keep reading to find out some of the activities that we’ll be doing to accomplish this during the week.

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today, we began our review activities of reading an unknown passage, analyzing it, and identifying the main idea, as well as its supporting details.  These activities also have us demonstrating that we know the difference between a text’s summary versus its main idea.  Plus, we are practicing picking text features to add to a passage and having to give a written explanation as to why we chose the one we did.  Our goal is to wrap up these activities by the end of reading class tomorrow.  For the remainder of the week, we will be working on determining the theme of a narrative from the details in the text.  Also, we will identify a character’s qualities, actions, and motives in order to compare/contrast two characters in a story.  Way to stay in a growth mindset 5th-grade readers and writers!

Spelling: Your child received their homework spelling packet for the week today. She/he is aware that the packet is due Thursday and that our test is on Friday.

Math: This week in math we will begin our 8th unit of the year, which is our fractions and decimals unit. Monday we will focus on how to write a given word problem involving division as a fraction. We will also learn how to write an improper fraction as a mixed number today. On Tuesday we will talk about greatest common factor, and learn 2 different strategies for finding the GCF. Wednesday we will apply GCF to simplifying fractions. Thursday we will learn about 2 strategies to find the least common multiple of a set of numbers, and take our mid unit quiz. Friday we will review everything we learned during the week with rotations. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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