Important upcoming dates: August 28th @ 6:30PM = Curriculum Night August 29th= Fall Pictures Homework: Each day, students will write down practice pages in their agendas. When we take the time to write these down, I encourage students to take a page or two out of their workbooks and put them in the front pocket of their binders. Students should complete 15 or more minutes of math practice each night. I will be stamping their agendas to make sure students are writing down their homework. Please be sure to be signing their agendas nightly. Students will come in the morning to check their work. Curriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. We have also learned how to divide whole numbers. We will continue to practice long division this week. Later in this unit, we will be learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. This week, we will be moving on to fraction operations beginning with reviewing adding and subtracting fractions and moving on too multiplying and dividing fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th. Social Studies: We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We have learned about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th.
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I hope everyone had a great weekend! I closed on my new house so Ms. Greathouse officially has a Great House! Please don't forget to complete the parent survey. There are two different surveys specific for homeroom and PM parents. At this time, I am still in need of a Please make sure to complete the correct survey by clicking HERE.Lead Room Parent and a Basket Raffle Coordinator Volunteer for my homeroom class. Important upcoming dates: August 28th @ 6:30PM = Curriculum Night August 29th= Fall Pictures We have started using our . In student agendas, you will find topics that we plan to learn each day as well as some extra practice workbook pages that go with each skill. I expect all students to practice math for 15 minutes each night. Instead of focusing on a set number of problems, I just want them to put time towards their practice. Practice makes perfect and helps students gain confidence in their math abilities. Good and (not so good) behavior notes will also be written in the agenda. Please make sure you are signing the agenda nightly. agendasCurriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math are working on 5th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, we have learned how to multiply whole numbers using the area model and the standard algorithm and reviewed place value. Later this week, we will learn how to divide whole numbers while also learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying powers of ten. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 27th. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math are working on 6th grade unit 1. So far in this unit, students have reviewed how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers as well as how to add and subtract decimals. This week, we will review how to multiply and divide decimals. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is tentatively scheduled for September 18th. Social Studies: We have started the year off with a social studies unit where we are learning about the Turn of the Century. We will learn about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. We will also learn how America grew as a world power throughout this time period. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is September 6th. I hope all of my students and their parents had a great first day back to school! I know I did! We will continue to get to know each other and learn class expectations and procedures throughout the week. We will start instruction this week in math and social studies. I do teach multiple levels in each block. There will be a blue math and a yellow math. Students will learn which math group they are in tomorrow. You may check below to see what they will be learning in this current unit. Due to our schedule this year, students in 5th grade will be going to specials with their afternoon class. The specials schedule for my afternoon class is as follows: Monday- Music with Ms. Endicott Tuesday- PE Wednesday- Art with Ms. Knight Thursday- PE Friday- Discovery Lab/ Media Center Please don't forget to complete the parent survey. There are two different surveys specific for homeroom and PM parents. At this time, I am still in need of a Lead Room Parent and a Basket Raffle Coordinator Volunteer. Please make sure to complete the correct survey by clicking HERE. In addition to math, students will study SS and science in my classroom. We will start with a SS unit and then transition to a science unit. This will alternate throughout the year. You can check below to find what we will be learning in our current SS unit. Please take a few minutes to explore my website. Pay particular attention to the class tab. You will find a variety of resources there for each unit. This is updated as needed as we get to specific units. Curriculum Night is August 28th at 6:30 PMCurriculum Updates: Blue Math: Students in blue math will be starting with 5th grade unit 1. In this unit, we will learn how to multiply and divide whole numbers which also learning the order of operations. We will also work on multiplying and dividing powers of ten and reviewing place value. I strongly encourage you to practice math facts nightly with your child. Memorization of multiplication and division facts makes life so much easier :). This unit has 4 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is TBD. Yellow Math: Students in yellow math will start with 6th grade unit 1. In this unit, students will review how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. This covers 4 units that they learned last year while taking 5th grade math. It is a challenging unit if students have not mastered these skills last year. Please make sure you are reviewing with your child once instruction starts to ensure they are confident in these skills. We will also learn how to find the greatest common factors and the least common multiples between two or three numbers. This unit has 2 prioritized standards. In order to have a guaranteed and viable curriculum, students will be monitored until they reach mastery on these important standards. We will discuss priority standards more at curriculum night. The test over this unit is TBD. Social Studies: We will start the year off with a social studies unit where we will learn about the Turn of the Century. We will learn about a second wave of westward expansion, the industrial revolution, and immigration patterns. The overarching question for this quarter will be "How did electricity influence the economy at the Turn of the Century?". Students will work on answering this question using a podcast project in groups. The test over this unit is TBD. |
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