We have been working on volume in math class.  These are the standards that we are covering:

    5MD3.4 – Measure volume by counting unit cubes, using cm, cubic cm, cubic – Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, ¼, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were distributed equally.

    5MD3.4 – Measure volume by counting unit cubes, using cm, cubic in, cubic ft., and improvised units.

    5MD3.5 – Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume. A: find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes e.g to represent the associative property of multiplication. B. apply the formula v= l x w x h and v=b x h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems. C. recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

     A repeat lesson can be found here: Volume




Social Studies


    Currently we are working on American Expansion and Manifest Destiny.  We have talked about the Trail of Tears, The Gold Rush and also the Transcontinential Railroad.  Ask your student about the happenings in the Unites States during this time.  Ask them to explain what was happening to the Native Americans and how they were being treated.  Ask their opinion about what the government did.  Do they support the actions?  If so, why.  If not, why not.  This will help them get ready for their project and it will also help them begin to think about opinion writing IF that is what the FSA writes format is about this year.   Remember that the Social Studies Project is due on February 26th.     Here is a link to the rubric with instructions.  Social Studies Project.  Your student can turn in their assignment in paper format or they can use google classrooms as well.  


    Google Classrooms are here!  Ask your student to show you our google classroom!