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Strings Information: 
 What time is the class? We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:28-9:05.
The strings teacher is LaShell Dauterman and parents can email her at dauterman_lashell@dublinschools.net

Language Arts

RL.5.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. 
RL.5.10.By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RF.5.4.a. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. 
RF.5.4.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and the expression on successive readings.
L.5.5.a. Demonstrate an understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. 
L.5.5.b. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context. 
Home Reading Log- Students will receive a reading log at the beginning of the week. The reading log is due the following Monday. Thank you for encouraging your child to read at least 150 minutes per week and signing the reading log. 
Word Study-  Students will be creating individual lists on Monday of irregular verb tenses that they will use in their writing. The test will be Thursday, Dec. 7th
Social Studies- Compelling question: How can we know if we weren’t there?

What are the lasting effects of these ancient civilizations? How have ideas and events from the past shaped the Western Hemisphere today?

History 2-Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.

Geography 8-American Indians developed unique cultures with many different ways of life. American Indian tribes and nations can be classified into cultural groups based on geographic and cultural similarities.
Compelling question: How have people before me impacted me? What are the lasting effects and impacts of European, Asian, and African Explorations? (languages, religions, foods, and architecture)

History 3- European exploration and colonization had lasting effects, which can be used to understand the Western Hemisphere today.

Geography 10- The Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse due to American Indian, European, Asian and African influences and interactions, as evidenced by artistic expression, language, religion, and food.



On Monday, we will finish up our learning of multiplying numbers using the traditional algorithm.  We will have a quiz over 5.NBT.5-multiplication, on Tuesday, December 12.  Then, we will move onto long division.  The algorithm is not the standard until 6th grade.  We will show them partial quotients, and the area model as well as long division.  They can choose the method they feel the most comfortable with.  We will be dividing whole numbers with 1 and 2 digit divisors.  This will take us up through break!  In January, we will multiply and divide decimals.


This week we are learning about ecosystems and the importance of the sun as the major source of energy for the planet earth.  Students will learn how energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred and transformed by producers into energy that organisms use through the process of photosynthesis.  The energy then passes from organism to organism as illustrated in food webs.   We will also be using energy cards to have students construct model food chains and webs.   With the increased volume of science vocabulary, students should be looking over their Science Journal on a nightly basis.

December 19th-  Food Chain / Webs Science Test
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