This quarter in math we will be working on place value and number sense. We will focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Then we will finish up with geometry and graphing.
In writing fifth graders focus on descriptive writing. Our writing will expand on what topics look, sound, feel, smell, and taste like. We are also learning how to write in different genres.
In Social Studies we are learning about the United States. We have been learning about explorers and the early colonies of the Americas. We will finish with the most exciting part of all, the Revolutionary War and our Constitution.
In Science we are working on our biology unit. We study ecosystems, food chains, and cycles of the Earth.
In Reading we will finish Unit 5 and begin Unit 6. The themes are "Making a Difference" and "Feats of Daring." Our key skills will be:
author's purpose and perspective
fact and opinion
Do you have internet access at home? Try sheppardsoftware.com. It has a nice variety of fun activites in every subject we cover. Play a fun fraction matching game here: http://sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm These games start with identifying a fraction to match its picture, to comparing equal fractions, addition, subtraction and more! The science games include a fun food chain game. You can also challenge your knowledge of the United States by trying the Place the State game. Give it a try and see how you do!