February 22, 2018
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
What an exciting day with all the snow! The following is a curriculum update for the week of February 26 – March 2,2018.
We are moving on to Chapter 17, The Liturgy of the Word. Students will be learning about the parts of the Liturgy of the Word. We will also be learning about the Dead Sea Scrolls and creating a scroll from a passage in the Bible.
2/26 – Ch. 7 L. 9, Graph Patterns
2/27 – Chapter Review/Pre-Test
2/28 – Chapter Test
Ch. 8 Fractions & Decimals
3/1 – Ch. 8 L. 1 – Fractions and Division
3/2 – Ch. 8 L. 2 – Greatest Common Factor
Chapter 8, Fractions & Decimals
Friday: Quiz, Lessons 1-4
Monday: Lesson 6, Compare Fractions
Tuesday: Lesson 7, Use Models to Write Fractions as Decimals.
Wednesday: Lesson 8, Write Fractions as Decimals
Thursday: Review Chapter 8
Friday: Test, Chapter 8
This week we completed our study of Ch. 2: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents with our chapter test on Friday. Next week, we will begin Ch. 5: Integers and the Coordinate Plane. We are skipping chapter 3-4 because those chapters go over operations with fractions and decimals, which we completed in our 5th grade work earlier in the year. I will encourage the students to continue working on their ALEKS paths, which will review these important skills. Looking forward to our study of integers!
Students will examine the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration to understand how carbon dioxide and oxygen are cycled through an ecosystem. Students will also learn how living things use nitrogen and how it is cycled through the earth. Students will take a quiz on lessons 3 & 4 in their texts next Friday.
Tomorrow we will begin Chapter 9, Williamsburg Virginia. In this chapter students will learn about several different locations in the town of Williamsburg. We will also be doing a couple of activities together to learn about life in Williamsburg. The test for this Chapter will be on 3/15.
We are really excited to begin bookclubs next week! Students will select a book to read along with several other students who have chosen the same book. I have found that most times students receive their first or second choice book. Each student will have at least one turn as leader as the groups work their way through the discussion items and activities. Expect that your child will have assigned reading most nights.