Welcome 5th Graders
5.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
5.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
5.RL.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
5.RI.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Students recieved their first set of words to study. dent/odont Students will have a test on Thursday, Oct. 11th.
Compelling question: How does where you live influence how you live? How are cultures, points of view, and human activities influenced by geography and climate? What story do maps and globes tell? SS.5.GE.04 Globes and other geographic tools can be used to gather, process and report information about people, places and environments. Cartographers decide which information to include in maps
Latitude and longitude can be used to make observations about location and generalizations about climate. SS.5.GE.05 Regions can be determined using various criteria (e.g., landform, climate) SS.5.GE.06
This week in Math we will be working on 5.NF.1/5.NF.2. These standards address adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. There are many vocabulary words that are necessary to understand to be fluent in understanding how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Some of those words are: improper fraction, mixed number, simplest form, equivalent fractions, least common multiple, greatest common factor, common denominator, greatest commmon factor. We will spend at-least this week and next week on fractions. We will multiply them and divide them later in the year. Here is a link to extra practice:extra practice
Our focus for science will now turn to life science concepts. It will be stressed that all processes that take place within organisms require energy. For ecosystems, the major source of energy is sunlight. The 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. That energy then passes from organism to organism as illustrated in food webs.
Space Review drive projects will be present to the class on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 17/18) of this week.