# Week of March 11th…

Hello Everybody,

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s what’s coming down the pike, in fifth grade, at Martic this week. We love to S-T-R-E-T-C-H our brains and make them stronger and stronger every day!

Curriculum News:

Reading: Today in reading, we began working with our last poem from our mini poetry unit in order to determine its theme.  The part of the activity that stretched our brains the most was analyzing the lines so that we could infer the poem’s lesson based on its details and evidence.  Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up our poetry unit. Throughout the rest of the week,  we will begin to examine information from multiple non-fiction texts.  We will do this so that we will be able to identify the difference between a position and a point/claim on a topic. We’ll also analyze non-fiction texts in order to provide proof to support the claim/point on a topic.

Spelling: Today, your child received her/his spelling homework packet. It is a review lesson, so the homework packet has four pages instead of three. Your child is aware of this. Also, he/she knows that the packet is due Thursday and that our their spelling test is on Friday. Please continue to help your child study for their Friday test throughout the week.

Math: This week in math we will be continuing unit 11, focusing mainly on converting units of measures. Monday we will work on converting customary weights between tons, pounds, and ounces. On Tuesday we will move onto customary capacity, converting between gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. Wednesday we will review all of the customary conversions we have covered, and complete the mid unit quiz. On Thursday we will take a break from converting, and learn how to create line plots with fractions and find the fair share of the data we plot. On Friday we will wrap up the week by converting metric lengths, focusing on kilometer, meters, centimeters, and millimeters. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!

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

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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