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.
Mrs. Knight is our students art teaching this year. She has an amazing, award winning, blog and has also started and instagram account. Please feel free to follow her SmartestArtists!
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.
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