Welcome to Fifth Grade!


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    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome to the 5th 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.

    5th Grade Math

    For the month of March, 5th grade will focus on the following concepts:

    5-8 Area Models for Fraction Multiplication

    5-9 Understanding an Algorithm for Fraction Multiplication

    5-10 Sharing Breakfast

    5-11 Explaining the Equivalent Fraction Rule

    5-12 Fraction Multiplication Number Stories

    5-13 Fraction Division, Part 1

    5-14 Fraction Division, Part 2

    5-15 Unit 5 Progress Check

    6-1 Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10

    6-2 Playing Exponent Ball

    6-3 Application: Converting Measurements in the Metric System

    6-4 Line Plots

    6-5 Working with Data in Line Plots

    6-6 Applying Volume Concepts

    6-7 Measuring Volume by Displacement

    6-8 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.

     

    6th Grade Math

    For the month of March, 6th grade will focus on the following concepts:

    5-9 Strategies for Finding Volume

    5-10 Volume with Fractions

    5-11 Calculating the Volume of a Person

    5-12 Area versus Volume

    5-13 Unit 5 Progress Check

    6-1 Finding Solutions with Trial and Error

    6-2 Solution Sets

    6-3 Using Bar Models to Solve Equations

    6-4 Solving Simple Equations with a Pan Balance, Part 1

    6-5 Solving Simple Equations with a Pan Balance, Part 2

    6-6 Combining Like Terms

    6-7 Generating Equivalent Expressions and Equations

    6-8 T-shirt Cost Estimates

    6-9 Reversing Operations

    6-10 Building and Solving Equations with a Pan Balance Model

    6-11 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.

     

    7th Grade Math

    For the month of March, 7th 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.

     

    8th Grade Math

    For the month of March, 8th 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, 5th 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, 5th 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 5th Grade webpage.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

     

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Mison

    mmison@stbarabarachicago.org