Week of September 16th…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Here are some brain stretching activities that are coming down the pike in 5th grade this week.

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today in reading, we read a realistic fiction passage and began to discuss and identify its elements of fiction. We also picked out figurative language from this narrative and analyzed their meanings.  Tomorrow we will work with a partner on a comprehension activity that is based on this realistic fiction piece.  Wednesday, we will continue to work with our robust vocabulary words, in context, and complete a vocabulary activity independently.  Thursday, we will do some activities that will require us to identify a narrator’s perspective/point of view.  Friday, we will be comparing and contrasting characteristics of the two main characters from our realistic fiction piece from the beginning of the week.

Spelling: Your child received her/his spelling homework packet today. He/she is aware that it is due on Thursday and that our test will be given on Friday.

Math: This week in math, we will start Monday off by learning about multiplying whole numbers by powers of 10. Tuesday we will focus on how to use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate the product of two numbers. Wednesday we will talk about how to use the distributive property and partial products to find the product of two numbers. Thursday we will use the traditional algorithm along with the other strategies to multiply two numbers by each other. Friday we will work on solving word problems involving multiplication. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!  

Have a wonderful week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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