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 November.

    5th Grade Math

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

    3-1 Connecting Fractions and Division Part 1

    3-2 Connecting Fractions and Division Part 2

    3-3 Application: Interpreting Remainders

    3-4 Fractions on a Number Line

    3-5 Game Strategies

    3-6 Fraction Estimation with Number Sense

    3-7 Fraction Estimation with Benchmarks

    3-8 Renaming Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    3-9 Introduction to Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    3-10 Exploring Addition of Fractions with Unlike Denominators

    3-11 Playing Fraction Capture

    3-12 Solving Fraction Number Stories

    3-13 Fraction-Of Problems, Part 1

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

    3-1 Place Value and Expanded Form with Decimals

    3-2 The Density of Rational Numbers

    3-3 Reviewing Decimal Addition and Subtraction

    3-4 Reviewing Decimal Multiplication

    3-5 U.S. Traditional Long Division with Whole Numbers

    3-6 Exploring Long Division with Decimals

    3-7 Exploring Peruvian Flutes

    3-8 Introducing Percents

    3-9 Finding Percents

    3-10 Percents as Ratios

    3-11 Exploring Percent Problem-Solving Strategies

    3-12 Introducing Box Plots

    3-13 Making Box Plots and Finding Interquartile Range

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

    Unit 3: Expressions

    3.1 Algebraic Expressions

    3.2 Adding and Subtracting Linear Expressions

    3.3 The Distributive Property

    3.4 Factoring Expressions

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

    Unit 3: Angles and Triangles

    3.1 Parallel Lines and Transversals

    3.2 Angels of Triangles

    3.3 Angles of Polygons

    3.4 Using Similar Triangles

    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 November, 5th grade will explore the coming of the Holy Spirit. They will understand that on Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon the first disciples. We will also learn about Confirmation and how we become more like Christ and are strengthened in that sacrament. 5th grade will learn that Confirmation calls those who are anointed to live out their Baptism as witnesses of Jesus Christ. Also the gifts of the Holy Spirit help those who are confirmed.

    Vocabulary

    For the month of November, the fifth graders will cover Unit 5 and Unit 6.  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