HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK💡
In math last week we finished up Chapter 5 with a brief assessment on Tuesday. Next, we began Chapter 6: Area. Students learned how to find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths.
Our week was spent reading, analyzing, and discussing The Liberation of Gabriel King. Students examined new vocabulary terms and researched many of the historical facts mentioned in the story. We also selected character traits to define Frita Wilson and inferred how Gabe was feeling during a monumental scene; all while using specific evidence from the text to support these claims.
Fiction writing continued last week in fifth grade. Our writers were super busy exploring our final mentor texts and looking for ways to further develop their characters, plot, and setting.
We began our second science unit of the year, Investigating Matter! Our focus for the week was on defining and classifying matter. Students examined how matter can be identified based on its properties and sorted into "states of matter."
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will continue moving through Chapter 6. This week we'll focus on finding the area of triangles.
Our study of The Liberation of Gabriel King will continue this week!
Our writers will continue exploring fiction elements and begin revising their story drafts. We will also spend time learning how to properly format dialogue.
Investigating Matter will continue this week as we examine the properties of gases.
UPCOMING EVENTS 📆
Wednesday, 2/1: Individual Math Contest #2 (Lunch)
Thursday, 2/2: Team Math Contest #2 (Lunch)
**Reminder: If you are available to join the 5th Grade classes in volunteering at Feed My Starving Children on 3/21, please use the link below to RSVP.