Welcome to our class website. Please view this periodically for updates and information about our class.Your child will be receiving an abundant amount of information regarding class and school wide events. Many of these notices require a parent's signature. Please sign and return all notices as soon as possible.
I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We are going to begin the year with the students reading books from our class library. We will be working on independent reading rules and requirements. You might want to ask your child about the books they are reading and what they might be learning.
*Please encourage your child to read. They will be accountable for making their own decisions about their reading time. Please remind your child that the more they read the more they will learn.
Students are responsible for writing a bookmark or response for each book that is completed. Please encourage your children to accomplish this task as soon as the book is completed.Students must be ACCOUNTABLE for their reading.
At this point in the year your child should have read and written a reading response to at least 18-20 books. The goal is to read 40 books for the year. It is extremely imortant that your child reads everyday. The reponses should be written after a book is complted. The students are reminded of this quite frequently in class. Completed book lists are reviewed at the end of each month.
At this point in the year the students are also working in a book called, Ready. It has a many skills that are similar to the State ELA Test. Please make sure your child works in a quiet area, without distractions while reading and practicing these skills. This book in connection with The Ready Gen Program will assist the students in learning the appropriate fifth grade skills required on the State Test. Thank you for all of your support.
We are currently involved in our new Reading and Writing Program called, Ready Gen. This program involves reading and writing in school as well as at home. Your child may have to complete some of the assignments at home because this new program addresses many new concepts that are extremely high level. Thank you for your cooperation in assisting me in helping your child learn all of the new Common Core Learning Standards for fifth grade.
We have begun our second Ready Gen Unit. This unit is based on the courage. Some of the books the students will be reading are:
Escape to Freedom- Anchor Text
"The Great Migration"-Supporting Text
"Angel Island"- Supporting Text
As most of you are aware, we have been working on our new math program, called "Go Math". This program is based on all of the new Common Core State Standards for fifth grade. Some of the components of the program are extremely difficult, and it might take your child some time to adjust to this new program. Please encourage your child to review the new mathematical concepts daily. This will help them grasp the new concepts that they learn the next day in class. Tests are given at the end of each chapter.
*Math homework must be completed every day. This is extremely important because many mathematical concepts are related. If your child needs extra assistance please have them let me know.*
At this time we will be working on Converting Units of Measure, as well as a variety of common core mathematical skills.
Please have your child review all of the skills we are going over in class. Please make sure that your child starts reviewing all of the math we have covered in class so far to prepare for the State tests. They will be receiving various practice packets shortly.
We will be starting a Social Studies Unit on Mexico.