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. tempor, chron Test- Dec. 19th
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 will be working on 5.NBT.6 This standard addresses division. The students need to be able to divide 4 digit dividends by 2 digit divisors. We will start with simple problems and move to trickier ones. I know that some students are able to divide already. They will be working on a division project. We will work on division up until holiday break. I will be teaching them long division. Some students may still choose to use partial quotients and that is fine as long as they are efficient with the strategy. The standard alogorithm for long division is a 6th grade standard. In 5th grade they only need to be able to efficiently break numbers apart. We will start the new year with multiplying decimals and dividing decimals. There will be a quiz over division before we leave for break. Here is a link to extra practice. extra practice
This week we will be learning how living things in an ecosystem interact and depend on each other. Many relationships with each other help living things to survive. Organisms have symbiotic relationships in which individuals of one species are dependent upon individuals of another species for survival. Symbiotic relationships can be categorized as mutualism where both species benefit, commensalism where one species benefits and the other is unaffected and parasitism where on species befits and the other is harmed. Students will be working on a Google Drive Project this week that covers the symbiotic relationships of living things.