May 31, 2018
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We are still going full force here in the Grade 5! Students have been informed of any overdue books from the library. The list is posted in 5A classroom. Please remember to turn those books in before June 15th!
The following is a curriculum update for the week of June 4-8, 2018:
5/31 – My Vocabulary Cards – Geometry
6/1 – Lesson 1 Polygons
6/4 – Lesson 3 Classify Triangles
6/5 – Lesson 4 Hands On: Sides and Angels of Quadrilaterals
6/6 – Lesson 5 Classifying Quadrilaterals
6/7 – Lesson 6 Three – Dimensional Figures
6/8 – Check My Progress Quiz ( L: 1-7)
Chapter 12, Geometry
Friday: Review, Lessons 7-10
Monday: Quiz, Lessons 7-10
Tuesday: Lesson 1, Polygons
Wednesday: Lesson 3, Classifying Triangles
Thursday: Quiz, Lessons 1 & 3
We have started our final unit on 3D geometry. We will work with finding the volume and surface area of prisms. Next year, we will do additional work with 3D figures, including prisms, pyramids, cones, cylinders, and spheres, but this will give us a good preview of 3-dimensional shapes.
In Lesson 3, students are learning the importance if good communication. In lesson 4, Students will learn the changes that occur during puberty and the importance of dealing with the stress of maturing.
We will continue our study of the lessons in the “Steps to Respect” curriculum next week!
We are currently working on Chapter 13, The Revolutionary War. , Students are working with a partner to complete the interactive Notebook for this lesson. Looking ahead, this test will be on June 8th. The States and Capitals test is on June 7th.
This week 5th grade students have completed their last unit in their Reader’s Notebooks! I am so proud of how they have worked through 27 lessons and have completed the last unit so respectfully and quietly this week. Next week we will work on an end-of-the-year review and tie up some loose ends. Only two weeks left until these kiddos are 6th graders!
Students will use a technical drawing to build a vehicle that has a twisted rubber band attached to a propeller. Students will observe the motion of their vehicles and share how they got their vehicles to move. They will compare how their vehicles moved differently from the rubber band powered vehicles they previously built.