May 2018 ~ What’s New in Fifth Grade?
Fifth Grade had a great turn out for Open House on April 18th. Thank you to all who came to hear their kids show off all the hard work that they have been doing.
Some important dates coming up in May are for our New York State Assessment. Our NYS Math Assessment will be given on May 2nd and 3rd. We ask that you support our students by making sure that they get plenty of rest the night before and have breakfast so that they are ready to do their best. Also coming up this month are the Spring Concert, which is taking place on May 14th, and the Fifth Grade Swim Night, scheduled for May 25th.
In math, we are wrapping up Module 4 (multiplying and dividing fractions) and beginning Module 5, the unit on geometry, including topics such as two- and three-dimensional figures and volume.
In ELA, we will continue our work on Module 3A, the biography Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, which was written by his daughter, Sharon Robinson. Students will develop their understanding of the cultural context in which these athletes competed and the barriers these athletes broke during the times in which they lived.
In social studies, we will be moving on to our government unit. We will be studying how governmental structures vary from place to place, as do the functions of government, in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
In science, we have been exploring human body systems. As we focus our attention back to science for the beginning of this quarter, we will continue our work with the skeletal and muscular systems.
Fifth Grade Projects
- Fact Monster
- Grolier's Encyclopedia
- 4 2 eXplore
- Westchester Library System
- One Look Dictionary
- Tinker Lost in Space
- Electronic Journals
- Crayola Crayons and Computers
- Harry Potter
- PBS Kids
- Guys Read