Week of February 18th…

Hello 5th Grade Families,

I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend! Here are some activities that are coming down the pike this week which will S-R-E-T-C-H our brains and help them to become stronger. Keep it up, 5th graders… YOU ROCK!!!

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today in reading, we began reading and analyzing an unfamiliar story, independently, in order to determine the theme of the narrative from the details in the text.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, we are going to use the same story to compare and contrast two characters by examining and noting their actions and motives.  We will also begin writing a summary of this narrative.  Thursday, we will complete our summary and begin reading and analyzing a fable on our own.  In doing so, we will note details in the fable to infer its lesson. On Friday, we will preview new robust vocabulary by predicting and confirming each word’s meaning based on our prior knowledge and context clues.

Spelling: Today, your child received their spelling homework packet. Since it is Tuesday, the packet is not due until Friday. Our test will also be on Friday. Your child is aware of this change.

Math: This week in math we will start the week by focusing on multiplying a whole number times a fraction, then move on to multiplying a fraction by a fraction on Wednesday. Thursday we will learn how to multiply with mixed numbers, focusing on converting mixed numbers to improper fractions before we multiply. Friday we will wrap up the week with thinking about multiplying fractions as scaling. Scaling is when students will learn how to look at the multipliers to determine if their product will end up being less than or greater than a whole.  Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!

Here’s to another wonderful week, and hopefully we won’t get the snow and sleet that they are calling for tomorrow! Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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