Peters is competing in a math contest against all Union elementary schools through the Sumdog math games web site. The contest begins Monday, October 31 and continues through November 10. To participate, students can go to www.sumdog.com, log in using the username/password given to them in class, and play math games. Each correct response in a game earns our school points. Read more about the contest and prizes here.
Our class is beginning new units in math and social studies.
In math, we will be studying Unit 5: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. In this unit, students will investigate fraction concepts and apply this knowledge to develop an understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents. Visit the Unit 5 page for games, practice, tutorials, and other resources.
In social studies, students will be studying Chapter 4: European Settlements. In this chapter, students will learn about the search for a Northwest Passage, early European settlements in America, and life in the first English colonies. Visit the Chapter 4 page for downloads and practice quizzes.
I have added a bunch of quizzes and games to the reading skills practice page. Each activity is categorized by topic and can be taken/played repeatedly.
Students have been writing "turning point" personal narratives for the past several weeks. In these stories, students relive meaningful moments, writing from within the story to tell events as they happened. Rough drafts are due on Tuesday, October 25. Examples of personal narratives are posted on the writing page.
Just added a whole bunch of math skills practice quizzes grouped by subject. These are located on the Math Skills Practice page. Quizzes can be taken repeatedly and are open-ended (infinite number of questions).
I have created new pages for our next math and social studies units.
In math, students will begin studying Unit 4: Division. In this unit, they will practice division algorithms, division fact extensions, and interpreting remainders of story problems.
In social studies, students will be studying Chapter 3: The Age of Exploration, which covers European exploration and settlement of the Americas.
Our first science test is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12. The test will cover the following topics:
Students should be prepared to define and explain the following terms and concepts:
gravity, force, friction, unbalanced forces, balanced forces, inertia, momentum, motion, energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, thermal energy, transfer of energy
Visit the scientific method page and the physical science page for games/simulations and practice quizzes.
I just posted the study guide + answers for the upcoming math test. The Unit 3: Geometry test is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11. Students should study angles (classification and measurement), polygons (classification, properties), triangles (classification, properties), and basic geometry terms (lines, rays, parallel vs. perpendicular, etc.).
5th Grade Teacher
- Problem of the Week
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- Math Skills Practice
- Unit 1: Number Theory
- Unit 2: Estimation and Calculation
- Unit 3: Geometry Explorations
- Unit 4: Division
- Unit 5: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
- Unit 6: Using Data; Fractions
- Unit 7: Exponents and Negative Numbers
- Unit 8: Fractions and Ratios
- Unit 9: Coordinates, Area, Perimeter, Volume
- Unit 10: Algebra Concepts and Skills
- Unit 11: Volume and Measurement
- Unit 12: Probability, Ratios, and Rates
- Math Performance Tasks
- JA BizTown
- Social Studies Tournament
- Chapter 1: America's Land
- Chapter 2: Early Americans
- Chapter 3: The Age of Exploration
- Chapter 4: European Settlements
- Chapter 5: New England Colonies
- Chapter 6: Middle and Southern Colonies
- Chapter 7: Causes of the Revolution
- Chapter 8: The War For Independence
- Chapter 9: Creating A New Nation
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