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April 6-10


Unit 6 = Investigations in Measurement/ Decimal Multiplication & Division

In this unit, students multiply & divide decimals by powers of 10.  They investigate how patterns can be used to convert measurements in metric units, learn how line plots can be used to organize & analyze data, and explore finding volumes of figures that are not rectangular prisms.  Students also multiply & divide decimals.

review so far

6-11 = Division of Decimals by Whole Numbers

6-12 = Division of Decimals by Decimals

6-13 = Estimating Your Reaction Time

Unit 6 test review

*Your child will typically have a math assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.  It will be on the back side of the reading assignment.*

Unit 6 Test = Tues., April 14

Language Arts

Unit 3 = Revolution!


*Aside from reading a minimum of 20 minutes daily outside of school, your child will typically have a reading assignment each day. This assignment may or may not come home as homework, depending on whether or not your child completed it at school.  It will be on the back side of the math assignment.*

Lesson 13 skills/spelling test = Fri., April 10


Social Studies

Colonial America

     In this unit, we’re fast-forwarding about 100 years to the time when England was the most powerful country in the world.  The “new world” was no longer a secret, and England was jealous that Spain was acquiring so much new land.  So, England started settling colonies along the Atlantic coast, which grew into 13 thriving English colonies.
     We’ll discuss how and why people decided to leave England for the “new world” and the effects their decisions had on the Native Americans.

                                            col amer

The Social Studies focus in 5th grade is history.  Major units of study include the Native Americans, European Explorers, Colonial America, American Revolution, and the new United States.  We’ll finish the year discussing the U.S. Constitution and how the “new” government in the late 1700s compares to today’s government!

Colonial America test = TBD


Watery Planet
Water Cycle & Earth’s Systems

This unit helps students develop the idea that water is a very important natural resource, but it’s one which requires a lot of ingenuity to find and maintain.  They learn that water can’t be created—it’s always recycled & reused!

water cycle

Mystery Unit Starter = Interaction of Earth's Spheres & Modeling
The Dust Bowl Disaster


Mystery #1 = Hydrosphere & the Roles of Water
How much water is in the world?


Mystery #2 = Groundwater as a Natural Resource
When you turn on the faucet, where does the water come from?


Mystery #3 = Water Cycle
Can we make it rain?


Mystery #4 = Natural Disasters & Engineering
How can you save a town from a hurricane?


Performance Task: Interaction of Earth’s Spheres & Documentation
How can you protect a farm from the next Dust Bowl?

Watery Planet test = TBD


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