Events

- 11/ 11 No School in observance of Veteran's Day

-11/17 In Class State Informational Research Report Begins

- 11/ 26 Early Release

- 11/27- 11/28 No School Thanksgiving Break

 

Curriculum

Math

Geometry
Place Value
Fractions
Measurement
Area& Perimeter
Estimation
Graphing
Probability

Social Studies

The Revolutionary War
The Constitution
Westward Expansion

Science

Solar Energy
Phases of the Moon
Light and Sound
Structure and Function

Literacy

Reader's Workshop
Guided Reading
Writers Workshop

Other
Chorus Band

Stamford and State Grade Level Expectations

Literacy

 

During November we will begin a unit on informational writing. We will practice note taking strategies, bibliographies, and informational text features. We will create a non-fiction state project in class. Laptops, IPADS, and the Superlab will be used to find information. We have also received resource books to aide in our research. Once completed come take a look at these beautiful projects as they will be displayed in the hallway for all to admire.

 

 

Math

Unit 4 in Everyday Math is on division. Students will learn the partial quotients division algorithm, interpreting the remainder, and finding distances on a map.

 

Science

This month we are doing many experiments in science. We are learning all about sound. We will complete experiments to illustrate how sound waves travel through vibrations. We will learn important words such as, transmit, reflect, and absorb. You child will also be tested on all of the parts of the ear at the end of this unit.

 

 

Teachers

Maura Cullen
room #232
John Calo
room# 236
Deborah DeNardo
room #238
Anthony Speriglio

room #230

Jennifer Bubniak

room # 240

 

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Homework

Although each homework assignment is different, we do have similar expectations for all fifth grade work.  We ask that the students always write both their first and last names, as well as today's date on each assignment.

Of course, students should also be sure to proofread their work after they have completed it.  Proofreading includes first reading over the work to be sure it makes sense and says what you want it to say.  Then, students should check for proper spelling and grammar, especially use of capital letters and punctuation at the end of sentences.  It is so important to show your best work at all times.

At this point, students should be able to do most of their homework independently or with a small amount of assistance.  Parents, we ask you to please check that your child has finished his/her homework, and sign the agenda book each evening.  there is also a space for notes to the teacher if you should need to let us know something.

We thank you for your support in the monitoring of homework.