Important Dates
March 6th: Last day of Trimester 2 March 6th: AR Goals Due March 9th: Trimester 3 begins March 13th: Report Cards mailed home March 16th: Final science rotations begin March 17: DeYoung Field Trip (Gaine/LeClair) March 16th: No School (Staff Development Day) March 25thMarch 29th: Shrek Performances April 7th: Lawrence Hall Field Trip April 9th: 5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day April 1317: Spring Recess (No School) May 29th: Trimester 3 AR Goals Due WRITING •Artist Biographies have been completed and turned in. •Students have started and will finish a short current events unit. •5th graders will begin their last major unit of study: Persuasive Writing. Social Studies This month in Social Studies we'll be studying the Causes of the Revolution and answering the following questions:
Students will also begin a new literature book called My Brother Sam is Dead. It is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier which realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. Math We are currently working in Unit 5, Multiplying and Dividing with Fractions. During the next few weeks we will be: • Use concrete, pictorial, and computational models to multiply fractions • Use concrete, pictorial, and computational models to divide unit fractions by whole number and whole numbers by unit fractions • Solving real life word problems After the completion of Unit 5, Unit 6 will cover 2 dimensional figures. Students will be learning to: • Classify quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, kite, trapezoid, and rhombus). • Classify the different types of triangles by their attributes. • Identify and sort twodimensional geometric figures by their properties. (circle, half/quarter circle, triangle, quadrilaterals, pentagon, hexagon) • Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. • Classify polygons by attributes • Understand that the sum of the angles of a triangle = 180 degrees; and the sum of the angles of a rectangle = 360 degrees; and apply such knowledge. • use, compare and understand the relationship with the formulas for area of triangles, parallelograms, and rectangles. Science
Next, we will begin our last and final Science rotation.
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