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 January.

    5th Grade Math

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

    4-1 Decimal Place Value

    4-2 Representing Decimals through Thousandths

    4-3 Representing Decimals in Expanded Form

    4-4 Comparing and Ordering Decimals

    4-5 Rounding Decimals

    4-6 Introduction to the Coordinate System

    4-7 Playing Hidden Treasure

    4-8 Solving Problems on a Coordinate Grid, Part 1

    4-9 Solving Problems on a Coordinate Grid, Part 2

    4-10 Folder Art

    4-11 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals with Hundredths Grids

    4-12 Decimal Addition Algorithms

    4-13 Decimal Subtraction Algorithms

    4-14 Addition and Subtraction of Money

    4-15 Unit 4 Progress Check

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

    4-1 Parentheses, Exponents, and Calculators

    4-2 Solving Problems with Order of Operations

    4-3 Expressions and Patterns

    4-4 Representing Unknown Quantities with Algebraic Expressions

    4-5 Exploring Equations

    4-6 The Distributive Property and Equivalent Expressions

    4-7 Applying Properties of Arithmetic

    4-8 The Banquet Table

    4-9 Introduction to Inequalities

    4-10 Finding and Graphing Solution Sets of Inequalities

    4-11 Inequalities to Represent Real-World Situations

    4-12 Absolute Value as Distance

    4-13 Absolute Value

    4-14 Mean Absolute Deviation

    4-15 Unit 4 Progress Check

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

    Unit 4: Equations and Inequalities

    4.5 Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction

    4.6 Solving Inequalities using Multiplication or Division

    4.7 Solving Two-Step Inequalities

    Connecting Concepts

    Chapter Review

    Chapter Test

     

    Unit 5: Ratios and Proportions

    5.1 Ratios and Rate Tables

    5.2 Rates and Unit Rates

    5.3 Identifying Proportional Relationships

    5.4 Writing and Solving Proportions

    5.5 Graph of Proportional Relationships

    5.6 Scale Drawings

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

    Unit 4: Graphing and Writing Linear Equations

    4.6 Writing Equations in Slope-Intercept Form

    4.7 Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form

    Connecting Concepts

    Chapter Review

    Chapter Test

     

    Unit 5: Systems of Linear Equations

    5.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations

    5.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitutions

    5.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination

    5.4 Solving Special Systems of Linear Equations

    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 January, 5th grade will explore Chapter 10: Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life and Chapter 11: The Celebration of the Eucharist. They will understand that Jesus is the bread of life. They will learn the following:

    • The Eucharist is a memorial, a meal, and a sacrifice.
    • In the Eucharist we celebrate and receive Jesus Christ.
    • During the Liturgy of Word, we listen and respond to the Word of God.
    • During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we pray the great prayer of thanksgiving and receive the Body and Blood of Christ.

    Vocabulary

    For the month of January, 5th grade will cover Units 7 - 8.  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