Week of 3/20 – 24

Wednesday is our field trip to the VA Symphony. Please make sure your child has returned a permission slip so they may attend. Dress from the fancier end of your closet and bring a bag lunch.

Thursday is the Math Benchmark and our picture day. We will be first in line for pictures then begin our exam. This is the third and final score to bring up averages that are below 70. Best work is key, as well as good brian dump and solid proof sheet. Review the following skills:

5.5 Decimals

5.7 Order of operations

5.19 Distributive property

5.4 Whole number word problems

5.3/5.90 Prime/composite, Odd/even, Divisibility rules

5.6 Fraction add and subtract

5.2 Order/compare fractions and decimals

Monday – Wednesday – Review WS

Science – There is no grid this week to allow students to focus their study on the Math content.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Picture Day

Picture Day is going to be March 23rd, the same day as our Math Benchmark. We will be taking our pictures first, then beginning our test. Please remind your child of the importance of using of strategies and other good test-taking skills. It will be the final test to improve their benchmark average for Math.

Each student should be studying Math skills nightly through review of formulas and procedures and through computation practice.

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Week of 3/13 – 17

Sorry for last week’s omission of the blog. Our field trip to visit the Symphony at CNU is on Wednesday, March 23rd. Remember to dress appropriately and bring a bagged lunch as we will eat on the return trip. Our Math Benchmark is on Thursday, March 23rd. It will cover:

5.5 Multistep (all operations) word problems with Decimal Numbers

5.7 Order of Operations – PEMDAS

5.19 Distributive Property ( students must be able to identify examples of distributive property using multiplication over addition) For example – 3(4 x 5) = (3 x 4) + (3 x 5) = 12 + 15

5.4 Multistep (all operations) word problems with Whole Numbers

5.3 Prime/composite and Odd/even – Students will use divisibility rules to eliminate/identify composite numbers and prime.

5.6 Multistep (all operations) word problems with Fractions -Students must be able to add and subtract with like and unlike denominators as well as regrouping as needed. All answers should be reduced to lowest terms.

5.2 Compare/order fractions and decimals – Students should use a grid to work out the correct order of lists of fractions/decimals as well as determine equivalent terms

Math Homework

Monday – Fraction Pick and practice – Students should complete their choice of six areas of the HW. Show all work used to find the answers.

Tuesday – 5.2 Assessment (Shade number 1 and match its answer)

Wednesday- Distributive property WS

Thursday – Review HW

Science – Grid #7

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Science experiment

I need all students to bring a boiled egg to class tomorrow, Friday. Bring it in a container so it doesn’t get smashed. Cracks are ok. Students may eat their egg once we are finished. Thanks.

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Week of 2/27 – 3-3

Math – We are finishing up fraction operations in word problem form. Please practice with your child each night. They must be able to add and subtract, using like and unlike denominators, and with and w/o regrouping (borrowing). Always reduce to lowest terms. Test is Wednesday.

Monday – Practice 10-6

Tuesday – Completion of Leprechaun CW

Wednesday – None, testing day

Thursday – Practice 9-8

Science – We are beginning our last 5th grade unit, Landforms. Please have your child begin to review terms, read sample questions, and read over notes from 3NW yellow packet.

Monday – Thursday – Grid #5. This should be completed nightly, but is due on Friday. Please make sure students can answer the questions forward and in reverse.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

 

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Week of 2/20 – 24

Math – Practice nightly as well as complete assigned homework

Monday – Practice 10 – 1

Tuesday – Practice 10 – 3

Wednesday – Practice 10 – 4

Thursday – Practice 10 – 5

Test for 5.6 Add/subtract fractions with and w/o regrouping and with and w/o like denominators will be early next week. Today we added and subtracted like denominators and reduced all answers.

Science – Monday through Thursday – Grid #4, as well as read 3NW packet for a few minutes each night.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Week of 2/13-17

I am sending home a class list if your child would like to participate in giving Valentines.

Math – We began fractions today. We will be tested on adding and subtracting like and unlike denominators and with and without regrouping. Always put in lowest terms/reduce.

Monday – Practice 9-3

Tuesday – Practice 9-4

Wednesday/Thursday – None as we will be doing Reading and Math MAP testing on those two days. Remind your child to take their time, use their strategies, and prove all answers.

Science – Ocean Floor projects are due Wednesday. We will present through Friday.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Week of 2/6-10

Math –

Monday – Practice 4-8

Tuesday – p.119 (Set H)

Wednesday – 5.3b Interactive practice WS

Thursday – 5.3a Interactive practice WS, review for quiz tomorrow

Friday – Quiz on 5.3 Prime and composite

Science – Continue to work on Ocean Floor project. These are due on February 15th.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Week of 1/30-2/3

Change in Thursday night’s Math HW – p.103 (19-24). List all rules that apply to each number.

Math 

Monday – Science Benchmark – none

Tuesday – 118 (Set G)

Wednesday – Supply 5 numbers for each divisibility rule

Thursday – Divisibility Rule grid – complete

Friday – 5.90 Divisibility Quiz

Starting this week, there will be Science homework nightly. It will be checked daily. There will be quizzes periodically to assess Daily Review knowledge.

Monday – Thursday – Science Daily Review #3

ALSO the students will be doing a model of the Ocean Floor. Students may use texts and 3NW yellow packets. Tomorrow I will send home the paper explaining what they are to do. Please look over it with them and let me know if you have any questions. The due date is February 10th.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school. 

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Week of 1/23-27

Math – 5.4 Test on Friday – Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers

Monday – Practice 5-6 WB

Tuesday/Wednesday – Study operations of whole numbers – Reading test

Thursday – Finish incomplete “party plans”

Science – Review 2NW yellow packet for 20-30 minutes. Get a signature. This is nightly homework for this week. A total of 5 signatures are due on Monday.

Science 2NW test is on January 30. It will cover 4.1/5.1 Scientific method/terms, 5.4 Matter, 5.5 Cells, 4.4 Plants, and 4.5 Ecosystems

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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