This week marks the beginning of a new Quarter and the beginning of ISAT PREP for our class. ISAT testing is the first week of March. These four weeks will be spent getting in some test prep, in addition to our regular curriculum so that students feel ready.
FINAL NOTICE: Please make sure your child has a weekly planner/agenda of some kind to write homework down in. ALL students were given one at the beginning of the year, but I have noticed that students are using them less often. I would like to see each students have one to use.
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Here is the Weekly Overview:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Reading Skill focus: Drawing Conclusions- Students will locate places to draw conclusions as they are reading nightly. When drawing conclusions, students should locate information from the text, as well as their own knowledge to determine a conclusion. This information should be written, shorthand, on Thinkmarks. This will also be the Comprehension skill reviewed for ISat Prep.
AR GOALS will be posted this week!
Students will work independently in Reader’s Workshop to complete the Daily 5 tasks. Students will meet in Guided Reading group this week to discuss the reading and share reading assignment tasks with the group. GR assignments are assignments that should be completed in class. GR Books should not be transported home.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
This week, students will begin a Poetry Unit. This week, students will identify, assess and develop poems using poetic devices. Students will create original poems for self-made Poetic Devices manuals. Please refer to the Homework chart for homework assignments.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
We will begin work in Unit 9: Coordinates, Are, Volume, and Capacity. This unit was chosen based on grade-level assessment of students’ needs to prepare for ISAT assessment. This week , we will reinforce student understanding of coordinate grid structures, plot coordinates and transformations of figures in a plane, and introduce concepts of area. In addition, students will have additional problem-solving practice work.
Science- “Levers and Pulleys”
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Students will be introduced to the new science unit: ”Levers and Pulleys”
The first investigation has three parts:
- Introduction to Levers
- Lever Experiment A
- Lever Experiment B
Notebooks are due on Friday, February8.
Room 304 will also be required to select a topic proposal and develop a hypothesis for the 5th grade Science Fair. This is due on Friday, February 8.
302: Students should submit their Science Fair topic.
301: Students should submit their Science Fair topic.