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 May.

     

    5th Grade Math

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

    7-5 A Hierarchy of Triangles

    7-6 A Hierarchy of Quadrilaterals

    7-7 Playing Property Pandemonium

    7-8 A Hierarchy of Polygons

    7-9 Collecting and Using Fractional Data

    7-10 Identifying and Visualizing Patterns

    7-11 Rules, Tables, and Graphs Part 1

    7-12 Rules, Tables, and Graphs Part 2

    7-13 Old Faithful’s Next Erruption

    7-14 Unit 7 Assessment

    8-1 Planning an Athletic Center

    8-2 Applying the Rectangle Method for Area

    8-3 Planning an Aquarium

    8-4 A Treasure Hunt

    8-5 Spending $1,000,000

    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 May, 6th grade will focus on the following concepts:

    7-5 Unit Rate Comparisons

    7-6 Running and Measures

    7-7 Water Saving Plan

    7-8 Connecting Equations, Tables, and Graphs

    7-9 Independent and Dependent Variables

    7-10 Investigating Change

    7-11 Mystery Graphs

    7-12 Unit 7 Progress Check

    8-1 Increasing Garden Production

    8-2 Planning an Art Gallery Wall

    8-3 Enlarging Artwork

    8-4 Modeling Planets in the Solar System

    8-5 Population Density

    8-6 Mobiles and Mathematics

    8-7 Naming Patterns with Algebraic Expressions

    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 May, 7th grade will focus on the following concepts:

    Unit 9: Geometric Shapes and Angles

    9.1 Circles and Circumference

    9.2 Area of Circles

    9.3 Perimeters and Areas of Composite Figures

    9.4 Constructing Polygons

    9.5 Finding Unknown Angle Measures

    Connecting Concepts

    Chapter Review

    Chapter Test

     

    Unit 10: Surface Area and Volume

    10.1 Surface Areas of Prisms

    10.2 Surface Areas of Cylinders

    10.3 Surface Areas of Pyramids

    10.4 Volumes of Prisms

    10.5 Volumes of Pyramids

    10.6 Cross Sections of Three-Dimensional Figures

    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 May, 8th grade will focus on the following concepts:

    Unit 9: Real Numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem

    9.1 Finding Square Roots

    9.2 The Pythagorean Theorem

    9.3 Finding Cube Roots

    9.4 Rational Numbers

    9.5 Irrational Numbers

    9.6 The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

    Connecting Concepts

    Chapter Review

    Chapter Test

     

    Unit 10: Volume and Similar Solids

    10.1 Volumes of Cylinders

    10.2 Volumes of Cones

    10.3 Volumes of Spheres

    10.4 Surface Areas and Volumes of Similar Solids

    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 May, 5th grade will explore the following chapters in our Religion curriculum.

    • Chapter 17: Jesus the Healer
    • Chapter 18: The Celebration of the Anointing of the Sick

    We will learn how Jesus healed those who were sick. The Church continues Jesus’ healing ministry. We are called to care for those who are sick, as well. We will understand that Jesus is with us when we are suffering. Jesus is with those who hope for eternal life.         

    Vocabulary

    For the month of May, 5th grade will cover Units 14 - 15.  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