A week at a glance:
*This week, we continued our third unit on American Sports continuing our focus question from “why are sports important in American Culture?” Students continued learning how Jackie Robinson and what challenges he faced before/after WWII. We identified the author’s opinion, supporting evidence, and cause/effect. We learned that after WWII, Jackie began to gain respect of teammates and fans because of his immaculate skills on the baseball field.
We continued our Young Ameritowne unit this week. We discussed the importance of government and voted on our own laws for Young Ameritowne. We held our primary election and voted on our judges and mayors! Winners will be announced next week. Students created campaigns, learned about advertising, and even interviewed for jobs! THANK YOU to all of the parent volunteers who came in and made these interviews a success!
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. Students extended this with conversions (ft to inches, gallons to cups, etc). The links for this unit on youtube is attached. We will begin lesson 13 on Monday.
HW: Lesson 7 and 10 in workbook front and back!
6th Grade Math:
*We continued with our 4th module of expressions and equations. We’ve been closely working with math vocabulary all week to create equivalent expression with variables. Ask your child some terms that can be used to identify addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. As an added bonus ask them how they would state a problem that might require parenthesis or exponents.
*We continued our opinion unit and focused on argumentative writing. This week, we edited, revised, and published one of our three topics. We will begin descriptive essays around the human body/begin prepping for conferences next week!
- One of our 5th grade students has lost their black art journal. If by chance you see this at home, please have your child bring it back to class! J
- No school for students next Friday, February 2nd, as well as the weekend after President’s Day (Monday/Tuesday 2/19, 2/20). Young Ameritowne is on Wednesday, February 21st!
- Student led conferences are 2/15. If you would like a 15 minute one-on-one conversation, those will need to be scheduled between 4-5. Student led conferences will be held from 5-8 pm. A Sign-up Genius will be sent out regarding conferences with an RSVP so I can know who will be making it that night.
- 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!
- BOX TOPS! Please collect and send these in!
Edison Elementary School
5th Grade – Room 202