Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 5^{th} grade webpage! Please take the time to read this month’s highlights below. You will find important information pertaining to your child’s curriculum for the month of March.
5^{th} Grade Math
For the month of March, 5^{th} grade will focus on the following concepts:
58 Area Models for Fraction Multiplication
59 Understanding an Algorithm for Fraction Multiplication
510 Sharing Breakfast
511 Explaining the Equivalent Fraction Rule
512 Fraction Multiplication Number Stories
513 Fraction Division, Part 1
514 Fraction Division, Part 2
515 Unit 5 Progress Check
61 Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10
62 Playing Exponent Ball
63 Application: Converting Measurements in the Metric System
64 Line Plots
65 Working with Data in Line Plots
66 Applying Volume Concepts
67 Measuring Volume by Displacement
68 Estimating Decimal Products and Quotients
The homework each night will consist of a Home Links page and/or a Math computation worksheet. Please encourage your child to take the time to complete his/her math homework – it should be written neatly in pencil, and it should show all of the student’s work.
6^{th} Grade Math
For the month of March, 6^{th} grade will focus on the following concepts:
59 Strategies for Finding Volume
510 Volume with Fractions
511 Calculating the Volume of a Person
512 Area versus Volume
513 Unit 5 Progress Check
61 Finding Solutions with Trial and Error
62 Solution Sets
63 Using Bar Models to Solve Equations
64 Solving Simple Equations with a Pan Balance, Part 1
65 Solving Simple Equations with a Pan Balance, Part 2
66 Combining Like Terms
67 Generating Equivalent Expressions and Equations
68 Tshirt Cost Estimates
69 Reversing Operations
610 Building and Solving Equations with a Pan Balance Model
611 Comparing Multiple Strategies for Solving Equations
The homework each night will consist of a Home Links page and/or a Math computation worksheet. Please encourage your child to take the time to complete his/her math homework – it should be written neatly in pencil, and it should show all of the student’s work.
7^{th} Grade Math
For the month of March, 7^{th} grade will focus on the following concepts:
6.5 Discounts and Markups
6.6 Simply Interest
Connecting Concepts
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Unit 7: Probability
7.1 Probability
7.2 Experimental and Theoretical Probability
7.3 Compound Events
7.4 Simulations
Connecting Concepts
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Unit 8: Statistics
8.1 Samples and Populations
8.2 Using Random Samples to Describe Populations
8.3 Comparing Populations
8.4 Using Random Samples to Compare Populations
Connecting Concepts
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
The homework each night will consist of practice that will connect with in class lessons and/or concepts. Please encourage your child to take the time to complete his/her math homework – it should be written neatly in pencil, and it should show all of the student’s work.
8^{th} Grade Math
For the month of March, 8^{th} grade will focus on the following concepts:
Unit 7: Functions
7.1 Relations and Functions
7.2 Representations of Functions
7.3 Linear Functions
7.4 Comparing Linear and Nonlinear Functions
7.5 Analyzing and Sketching Graphs
Connecting Concepts
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Unit 8: Exponents and Scientific Notation
8.1 Exponents
8.2 Product of Powers Property
8.3 Quotient of Powers Property
8.4 Zero and Negative Exponents
8.5 Estimating Quantities
8.6 Scientific Notation
8.7 Operations with Scientific Notation
Connecting Concepts
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
The homework each night will consist of practice that will connect with in class lessons and/or concepts. Please encourage your child to take the time to complete his/her math homework – it should be written neatly in pencil, and it should show all of the student’s work.
Religion
For the month of March, 5^{th} grade will begin our preparation for the great celebration of Easter. The process of preparation will include liturgical and personal prayer, penance, and the good works of mercy, justice, and peace. We will understand that Lent is a season of reconciliation with God and others, as we prepare to renew our Baptism. We will repent and believe in the Gospel. During the month of March we will explore the following chapters in our Religion curriculum.
 Chapter 15: We Turn to God
 Chapter 20: Lent
 Chapter 21: Triduum
Vocabulary
For the month of March, 5^{th} grade will cover Units 11  12. For the first 4 – 5 days of the Unit(s), they will be expected to complete the activities from the book for homework. All Vocabulary homework should be completed in ink and written in cursive. After completing the pages from each unit, we will have a bonus week. The bonus week will consist of a creative activity that consists of assignments that promote reinforcement, comprehension, and application of their unit words. Lastly, they will have their spelling test on all 12 vocabulary words. Spelling tests are given every two weeks on Fridays. Students must be able to identify the given word by listening to the definition as I read it orally and writing it down (spelled correctly). I encourage you to help you child study and prepare for the spelling test. Some suggestions are using the flashcards and/or practice giving him/her the test so he/she can identify the words he/she needs to work on.
Thank you for taking the time to view our 5^{th} Grade webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely,
Ms. Mison