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Welcome to 5-2

Week of 3/23-3/20
What's happening in 5th grade?







Curriculum focus for this week for 5-2 :

Reading:   Wrapping Up Book Clubs- Final project- Book Club Think Tac Toe- From a menu of options, choose three mini-projects to demonstrate your understanding of the themes, characters and settings in the novel you read for book club. 


Word Study: Latin/Greek Roots- Lesson #11- Due Friday 3/27

Math:  Fractions continue- Multipying a Whole number by a fraction- Finding the unit fraction product and using that to find the actual product (If 1/3 of 180 is 60 then 2/3 is 90) Scaling/Resizing products, Application to problem solving

Also, still exploring Volume- Students selected from several missions allowing them to design, draw/build and share their understanding of volume and their application of the formula for volume! 


WritingOpinion Writing- Students will apply what they have learned about persuasive writing to research a topic that they are interested in, form an opinion about it and write to convince others of their point of view. Skills include focusing on thesis statements and strong supports, adding direct quotes from articles, websites, etc. to support persuasive opinion. 

Student topics were self selected (and they are passionate!)

Next week; As we wrap up the Essays, students will prepare a short- 1 minute or less- oral presentation about their topic. 

Student selected topics include: More Recess for Lawn School students, Animal Rights, Kids in competitive sports, etc.

Grammar- Verb Unit-linking verbs, verb tenses. 

Social Studies:  Early Settlements- Jamestown, Virginia- Studying primary sources- Please check Mrs. Bernardo's website for more information.  

Science: Sun, Earth, Moon System Unit

Please check Mrs. Desrosiers page for more information regarding upcoming units, tests, etc. 





Homework Spot for 5-2

Check here for nightly homework updates. All students have planners and will be responsible for writing down their nightly homework.
Monday 3/23
Language Arts

Word Study for 5-2 (Ms. Kittredge and Mrs. Merrill):

Word Study #11- Day Four Packet due 3/27

Writing Class Homework:(for entire 5th grade)

5-1- WNB or Typing Game Practice- Also see 5-2 if you have not shared your essay with your parents. 

5-2- Share graded MLK Essay with parents and get a signature. some students need more support with using our 'quote sandwich" method for evidence. We will continue to work on this skill with our next essay. 

5-3- See 5-1

  1. Work on Think Tac Toe Mini- projects for your Book Club Book- Remember- One project must be done at home!  All projects due by Monday 3/20
  2. 20 minutes of independent reading- Next book report due Thursday April 2

 Social Studies

Jamestown settlement Quiz tomorrow- study flash cards.

Get graded papers signed-Please email Mrs. Bernardo with any questions.  

 Science Moon Observation Log- Day #1

Finish problems from class- Be sure to complete all three parts of the assignment. (Increase or decrease? Justify and then solve- Be sure to show your work!)


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