During October we will be continuing with Foundations of Readers and Writers Workshops. We will continue to review important reading strategies with the text Journey by Patricia MacLachlan and many other read alouds. Reading responses using sentence frames will continue to be done on a daily basis using Common Core reading strategies.
Students will continue to write in their writers notebooks. They will be creating stories based on small seed moments and many other narrative stories that are based on their own lives.
Unit 2 of our Everyday Math program is based on estimation, computation, and data analysis. Algorithms for addition, subtraction, and multiplication are reviewed and extended to decimals. Usernames and passwords will be sent home at Open House for the www.everydaymathonline.com website. Please have your child use the website as a resource and to review for tests.
As we begin our science unit on Solar Energy our fifth grade scientists will be going outdoors to track their shadows and follow the progression of the sun throughout the day. We will be using science, mathematics, and literacy in our science units throughout the year.
The students will also have Mrs. Christiano once a week for an extra science block.
The first class project is Science in a Bag. A rubric will be sent home. This is due September 18th, 2015.