During this 2nd nine weeks we are working on various skills in the classroom.
Math -We are currently working on decimals. We are multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting. We are moving into fractions and learning how to model multiplication of fractions and also decimals. We are also working hard to conceptualize that fractions and decimals are both parts of a whold number. MAFS.5.NBT2.7 We can subtract, multiply, add and divide fractions.
***For Extra credit in math, students can do 1hr 30mins in IXL for +5 points up on their assignments.
ELA- In language arts we are working to understand figurative language in many forms. We have been working on poetry, imagery in writing and interpreting an author's ideas using imagery. LAFS 5.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of workds and phrases as they are used in text.
Writing- We are currently working to find text evidence and include it in our writing. We are learning to include the evidence but to also react to the evidence as well. We are learning to write persuasive essays.
***** Students need to be reading everyday after school. I expect that my students will read a million words this year before spring break!!! Please be sure to encourage your child to read a lot and often.
Science- Students are studying matter. We have been working on states of matter and how matter can change from one state to another.
Social Studies- We are working on Explorers and we are moving into the American Revolution.
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