Week of September 28-October 2

I can’t believe we are wrapping up September in 5th grade. We have a busy week ahead of us.

Monday- We will be busy diving into the new topics that we are learning in our different subjects. In Language Arts, we will be reading poetry this week. We will learn about elements of poetry such as figurative language and rhyming. We will start to practice adding suffixes to different words. In Social Studies, we will start to explore Hispanic Heritage month. In Math, we will finish taking our IXL diagnostic, get some iReady lesson time, and do a decimal review worksheet. Science will bring an exciting new topic about Earth’s water. For Monday, we will look into Earth’s Water Cycle.

Homework: Math Worksheet & Read 15 minutes and log it. *Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM.

Tuesday- We will start reading a collection of poems and discuss our takeaways from these poems. We will review what theme is and start to think about the themes in our poetry collection. We will continue to work with suffixes as well. We will do a class read aloud of a book that represents Hispanic Heritage month in Social Studies. In math, we will begin a new unit of addition and subtraction with decimals. We will start to look at the Earth’s freshwater in Science to end the day!

Homework: Math Worksheet & Read 15 minutes and log it.

Wednesday- *Reminder Early Release* In Language Arts we will continue to work with our poetry collection. We will identify the figurative language and sound devices in the poems we started to read. We will also begin talking about prefixes. In Math, we will use models to practice addition and subtraction of decimals. To end the day with our Health lesson, we will discuss the benefits of creating happiness in areas of your life.

Homework: Math Worksheet & Read 15 minutes and log it.

Thursday- Our knowledge of poetry will continue to grow as we practice visualizing when we read poetry. We will read a bit of our class read aloud “Wonder” and get some iReady Reading Lesson time. We will also still continue to practice prefixes. In Social Studies, we will start exploring influential Hispanic figures in history in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. In math, we will start to learn strategies to help us add decimals. In Math, we will estimate decimal sums and differences. In Science, we will start to learn about Earth’s oceans.

Homework: Math Worksheet & Read 15 minutes

Friday- Happy Friday! We will spend a lot of our day showing what we know from all of our lessons this week. In reading, we will take a quiz on prefix and suffixes and do an activity with rhyming and figurative language. We will explore yet another influential Hispanic figure in Social Studies. Math time will be spent adding decimals and practicing skills on IXL. In Science, we will take a quiz about the water cycle.

No homework! Happy Friday!