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|†||Welcome to 5th Grade!!!||†|
|†||The exceptional fifth grade team strives to build good relationships with students and parents. We expect students to be excellent problem solvers, writers, readers, scientists and historians. Our goals for students are that all of them will pass math, reading and science STAAR tests as well as maintain a positive attitude about learning.
†During the year, your child will learn various math concepts.
The following math concepts will be covered: whole numbers (add, subtract, multiply, divide and place value), decimals (add, subtract and place value), fractions, common factors, prime and composite numbers, rounding, estimating, patterns, geometry, measurement, probability, central tendency, graphs, equations and expressions. Some concepts may be more challenging than others. Each student can succeed and do well in 5th grade math by working hard every day.†
In fifth grade, the students are led on a historical adventure through the United States.†The adventure begins with the first Americans and continues through the United States today.†Multiple research opportunities are given throughout the year.†† By researching and writing about what they are learning in United States History, the students retain more information and are excited to explore and write about their findings.
Units of study include:
1)††††† The Land and Early People
3)††††† The English Colonies
4)††††† The American Revolution
5)††††† A New Nation
6)††††† Civil War Times
7)††††† The Twentieth Century†
8)††††† The United States Today
Being a great reader makes all other subjects easier. Throughout the year, students will be developing their reading skills through novels, passages, and other various texts. Fifth grade students will:
In fifth grade science, the students will draw inferences, analyze and interpret science experiments, learn science vocabulary words, remember†lab safety rules and apply critical thinking skills.†
The following areas will be covered:
- Earth Science
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Nature of Science
As each area is covered, the students will complete science experiments using proper lab safety procedures.
Writing in fifth grade is based on five criteria that are considered equally weighted in the scoring of each composition. The rubrics (English and Spanish) and a holistic scoring process are used when scoring writing samples.
FOCUS AND COHERENCE:
DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS: