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.
Compelling question: How can we know if we weren’t there?
History 2-Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) 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.
This week in Math we are working on 5.NF.3. This standard addresses looking at fractions as division. All fractions are the same as numerator divided by denominator. The numerator is the number to be broken apart. The denominator is always the number of groups. Sometimes this creates improper fractions that can be turned into mixed numbers and sometimes it creates fractions that can be converted into decimals. Here is a link to extra practice:http://www.commoncoresheets.com/SortedByGrade.php?Sorted=5nf3
Scientific Method / Swingers Test Thursday, February 14th.
This week the class will be learning about the steps of scientific inquiry and how an experiment can be constructed in a fair manner. The use of a variable will also be introduced. The class will also be learning how scientists collect, measure, analyze and communicate data from experiments. We will be doing an experiment with a pendulum this week that will model these steps and introduce the use of a variable during testing.