During May the fifth graders will be learning about social studies and literature. We will be reading and writing about current events. We will also be studying primary and secondary sources. We will begin to understand how current events and issues affect one’s life.
It would be helpful for your child to be aware of current events at home. Have them read the newspaper, check out websites, and watch the news. Some topics that they can be aware of are weather, politics, sports, etc.
We will practice for The Battle of the Books this month. We have been reading away! The actual battle will be on June 5th! Invitations and information will be sent home later this month.
Congratulations to Maximus Gitlin and Ambika Hooja for winning awards in the Ferguson Library Literacy Competition.
In Math this month we will begin Unit 10. This unit works with using data: Algebra Concepts and Skills. We will explore Pan Balance questions, algebraic expressions, interpretations of graphs, and area and circumference of a circle.
Have your child visit www.dreambox.com . Passwords have been given out. This website reviews Common Core State Standards that will be coming up on the SBAC test in this month.
The annual Science Expo is approaching. The date is to be determined. The fifth graders are working hard on their inventions. They are working in small groups to invent new products that could make our lives easier.
The Pinpoint Camera project was a great success! The children learned how to develop a picture by using a simple shoe box.
We will begin to study The Civil War. We will be introduced to The Underground Railroad, Abraham Lincoln, and The Gettysburg Address.