During the first marking period in math, fifth graders will be using their prior knowledge of the properties involved in adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers, to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators as well as decimals to the thousandths place. Once i-Ready is up and running, teachers will notify parents, and students should be using this math resource at home for further practice and reinforcement of skills.
In Reading/Language Arts, students will be able to identify various story elements of a mystery. As writers students will be writing their own mystery using suspense through the use of literary devices, such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, and imagery.
Students should be working on creating their own, unique musical instrument that demonstrates their knowledge of how sound is produced and to show effort and creativity at the fifth grade level. These projects are due on Monday, October 16.