I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for another great week! Please make sure to take a tour of my website as there is useful information throughout. Under the "Class" tab you will find notes and teaching tools used as well.
- Curriculum Night is Monday 8/24 from 6:30 - 7:30.
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We will have our first SS test THIS THURSDAY (Please note this is a date change from what was previously stated). It will cover the causes of the Civil War, major battles (Gettysburg, Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House), and the effects of the Civil War for the North and South. Their quiz will be returned to them on Monday and they will be able to keep it to study from as well as their notes in their interactive notebook. We will not be giving study guides this year but will utilize a "Review Notebook" where they will be taught valuable study skills and be able to create their own study guides.
We will have our first quiz over Multiplication and Division on Tuesday. I am aware that division using models and place value is difficult but I am confident that students will grip the concept with enough practice. Please reference the Georgia Standard of Excellence below and understand why they must learn it this way. These methods are difficult for everyone but please encourage your child to use the methods mentioned as it specifically states "no algorithm".
• Apply paper-and-pencil strategies for division (not the standard algorithm)
MGSE5.NBT.6 Fluently divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations or concrete models. (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models)
We will have our second quiz on Tuesday which will be over dividing fractions. (Students were told about the quiz on Friday) Our test will be Friday. You will get both of your quizzes back to review from for the test on Friday which will cover Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing fractions as well as reading and understanding line plots.
I hope everyone had a great first week back to school! I can already tell what a great class we have. I will create a new post each week with news and updates regarding each class. Please make sure to check back every Sunday for new information.
We have been learning about place value and multiplication. We will continue to practice our multiplication and learn about several different strategies. We will then continue into division. We will learn several different strategies to solve division problems as well. While this is a review of 4th grade, we will extend to multiplication and division of 2 digit by 4 digit problems.
Multiplication and Division quiz- August 25th
Numbers and Operations quiz- September 3rd
TEST- September 9th
We have been reviewing adding and subtracting fractions. We will extend into multiplying fractions at the start of the week with a Multiplication of Fractions quiz on August 21st (This Friday). We will then continue into dividing fractions. During this unit, we will focus on students ability to model math with fractions.
Multiplying Fractions quiz- August 21st
TEST- August 28th OR September 1st
We have been learning about the Civil War. Students should be able to identify the causes of the Civil War. They will have a quiz over the causes and the start of the Civil War for a quiz this Wednesday, August 19th. They will then learn about the major events of the Civil War including the Battle of Gettysburg, The Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Lastly, they will identify the effects of the Civil War on the North and the South.
SS Quiz (causes and Fort Sumter) - August 19th
SS TEST- August 26th
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