- Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday, December 11. Please review them and return the bottom portion to me. If you would like to discuss the report, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We need paper towel, antibacterial wipes, looseleaf paper, and hand sanitizer.
- December Book reports are due when students come back from Winter break on January 6. Please see the book report tab for more information.
- 5th grade classes will rotate this week. I will teach science to room 312.
Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
- 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.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
This week, students will continue working in Guided Reading groups reading fiction novels. Skills we will work on include: using context clues, drawing conclusions, and summarizing with main idea/details of text.
Also, students will be responsible for composing a Reader’s Letter for a grade. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess the letters. LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.
Please make sure students are reading independently at home. They should be doing this every night and recording information in their reading logs. Please help me by monitoring their progress and contact me with any concerns.
Reading Skill: Drawing Conclusions -Students will keep notes in their reading log this week and “Draw Conclusions” as they are reading. They will use inference to determine the meaning of unknown words, situations, and actions in the text.
Scholastic S.C.O.P.E.- This week we will explore the central ideas and text evidence that supports the ideas in the story titled, “Malala The Powerful” Students will respond to a writing prompt and provide text evidence to support their writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
This week, students will continue to work on their Poetic Devices unit called: “The Poetic Menu”. Students will revise descriptions for 2 food items to include the poetic device: metaphor. Then students will pair up to create a “menu” that includes the poetic devices: simile, alliteration, hyperbole, and metaphor.
G.U.M.- In grammar, usage, and mechanics we will identify types of nouns in a sentence.
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.)
This week we will focus on Lesson 5.6-5.9. We will continue converting fractions to decimals and practice converting them to percentages. Then, we will create circle graphs with the percentages using the percent circle.
Science (room 314)
- 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.
- 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.
This week room 312 will have Science. We will continue work in our unit: Microworlds. learn how a magnifier works and learn how to use a microscope.
Investigation D: Learning TO Use A Microscope
Investigation E: Practicing With Specimens
Investigation F: Field Of View
Notebooks are due on Thursday.