*This week, we continued our third unit on American Sports continuing our focus question from “why are sports important in American Culture?” Students began learning about specific sports heroes who broke barriers, such as Jackie Robinson, as well as analyzed what was going on in the world to create this barrier. We identified the author’s opinion, supporting evidence, and cause/effect. We have learned how professional sports have begun to change after WWII.
We continued our Young Ameritowne unit this week. We learned how to write deposit slips, checks, and record those things into a check book register. Students learned about what type of risk takers they are and what they would like to invest in based on those risks. We discussed the importance of government and created our own laws for Young Ameritowne. PLEASE look at our sign up genius for volunteer opportunities coming up for this unit! We NEED your help next Friday!! If you signed up already, show up at the times you can and we will direct you as to how to interview our 5th graders for Young Ameritowne.
5th Grade Math:
*We continued our 4th module of multiplication and division of fractions and decimal fractions. Students learned how fractions are division through multiple forms (unit form, standard form, standard algorithm, tape diagram, etc). Students learned how to multiply a fraction of a whole and demonstrate this on a tape diagram. The links for this unit on youtube is attached. We will begin lesson 9 on Monday.
HW: Lesson 5 and 6 in workbook front and back!
6th Grade Math:
*We continued working on our 4th module of Expressions and Equations this week. We primarily focused on the distributive property of multiplication and how to distribute and evaluate expressions with like variables. For example two groups of x and y is the same thing as saying 2(x+y) or 2x+2y. Then students were asked to evaluate or solve the problems when x and y terms were given. So far everyone is doing great on their exit tickets and are truly grasping the difficult concepts we are studying.
Homework is assigned nightly with no math homework on the weekends
*We continued our opinion unit and focused on argumentative writing. This week, students were planning, drafting, and editing a piece around homework. Students learned how to express facts, their feelings, and compromises of arguments. We will continue this unit next week by publishing one of the three topics.
- Student led conferences are 2/15. If you would like a 15 minute one-on-one conversation, those will need to be scheduled between 4-6. Student led conferences will be held from 6-8 pm.
- Enrichment and clubs have begun. Check the Enrichment Website for more information!
- Bit.ly/5thvolunteer: Don't forget to sign up for volunteer options in 5th grade! (Ameritowne Interviews 1/26)
- Bit.ly/5thvolunteer for Young Ameritowne on 2/21. You will be needed from 8:30am-1:30pm. This is the best field trip parents can attend while at Edison!
Edison Elementary School
5th Grade – Room 202