Welcome to 5th grade math/science!

Field Trip Friday, March 23-Don't forget to bring a brown bag lunch!
Topic 13 Quiz on Monday, March 26, 2018

*Please make sure your child has at least 5 writing utensils everyday for every class. This way they are prepared. Thank you.

The Envision Math Workbook direction sheet that went home is uploaded at the bottom of this webpage for your convenience.

*Please check your child's planner for homework and messages as well as this webpage. I will be trying to update information every day. Also, I am concerned because a lot of math homework was lost or misplaced this week. I sent instructions home regarding how to print out another copy of a workbook page assignment. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Assignments have the following weights for both math and science:
  • Tests/Projects  30%
  • Quizzes           25%
  • Classwork       20%
  • Exit Tickets     15%
  • Homework      10%
Please contact me with any concerns: egoulas@oxps.org

Welcome to Math:
Topic 13

This year you will be studying the following topics.
  • place value and rounding
  • adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and decimals
  • numerical expressions, patterns, and relationships
  • equivalent fractions
  • adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators
  • adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  • multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • volume of solids
  • units of measure
  • data charts/graphs
  • classifying plane figures
  • coordinate geometry
Math Assignments

Practice your multiplication facts through 12 x 12

Math Weekly Updates:

Students will take the Topic 12 Test on Tuesday, March 13. Some students have not mastered  their basic facts through 12 x 12. If they have not, please have them practice their basic facts. There are many online games and sites on multiplication drill. Flash cards are good too. The goal is to have them be successful as math progresses this year. Thank you for your cooperation.

Math Links:  


Welcome to Science:

This year you will be studying the following topics:
  • Properties of matter: What makes up matter? How can matter be described? What are solids, liquids, and gases? What are mixtures and solutions? How does matter change?
  • Forces and motion: What are forces? What are Newton's Laws? How are forces combined? How are shadows formed? 
  • Growth and survival: What are some physical structures in living things? How do adaptations help plants? How do adaptations help animals? What are life cycles of some animals?
  • Ecosystems: How do plants get and use energy? How do organisms interact in ecosystems? How do ecosystems change? How do humans impact ecosystems? 
  • The Water Cycle and weather: What is the water cycle? What are the spheres of Earth? What is weather? How do clouds and precipitation form? What is climate? What are erosion and deposition? 
  • Earth and Space: How does Earth move? What is a star? What are the inner planets? What are the outer planets? What are asteroids, meteors, comets, and moons?
  • The Nature of Science: What do scientists do? How do scientists investigate? How do scientists collect and interpret data? How do scientists support their conclusions? 
  • Design and Function: What is technology? How does technology mimic living things? What is the design process?

Science Assignmen

Science Weekly Updates

Students continued learning about weather. They will create weather charts using chromebooks all next week to determine the importance of looking at weather patterns. They engaged in partner reading, close reading, and reciprocal teaching. These are all strategies to increase reading comprehension.

Science Links:  


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