THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will begin Chapter 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers. This week, students will practice multiplying proper fractions and solving real world problems.
Our reading focus for the next three weeks will shift to Notice & Note: Nonfiction. This unit begins with creating the questioning stance. Students will be asked to read with the following questions in mind:
What surprised me?
What did the author think I already knew?
What changed, challenged, or confirmed what I already knew?
"Reading with these Big Questions in mind encourages a critical, attentive stance and develops habits of mind that-if we can instill them in our students-may help them deal more attentively and intelligently with the nonfiction texts they will encounter throughout their lives."
This week we will finish up our Personal Narrative unit. Students will spend time proofreading, conferring, and publishing. We will also hold our second Gallery Walk on Friday!
Our study of the American Revolution will continue this week! Students will examine the Loyalist, Patriot, and Neutralist perspectives, and consider each argument for or against declaring independence.
Wednesday, 12/1: Individual Math Contest Practice (lunch)
Thursday, 12/2: Team Math Contest Practice (lunch)
Boston Massacre Virtual Field Trip
Friday, 12/3: The Science Behind Drugs (Candor Health Presentation)
**5th Grade T-Shirt Orders Due!**
Monday, 12/6: MATH MAP TEST (am)
Tuesday, 12/7: READING MAP TEST (pm)
Wednesday, 12/8: Individual Math Contest #1 (lunch)
Thursday, 12/9: Team Math Contest #2 (lunch)
Friday, 12/10: Boston Tea Party Virtual Field Trip
Please note, our 12 Days 'Til Winter Break Countdown begins on Thursday!!