Topic outline

  • General

    TRIMESTER 3
    - - - - WEEK 37 of 37.4 - - - -
    LA  - Reading Text Books; Fiction Writing
    Math - Various Topics
    Science - Garden
    Health - First Aid
     
    Monday  
    Tuesday UNBELIEVABLE day of fishing!! BEST in Cedar Park History!! Salad / Board Game party tomorrow!! Bring something to share if you can!
    Wednesday Regular morning; salad / board game party in the afternoon
    Thursday  Playground Build Day - thank you Volunteers!!
    Friday

    Health Final Activity & Test; Grade Level Talent Show / Talent Show Try-Outs!

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    My email: monica.vanderborght@district196.org

    General Due Dates / Homework Information

    • EVERY MONDAY - Signed Late Assignment Cards are due.
    • DAILY HOMEWORK-
      • Math: most days you will have math homework.
      • Reading: about 30 minutes/day. The fifth grade goal is to read 45 books during the school year. You should plan to log at least one (grade level equivalent) book per week.
      • Word Study: I will usually introduce the words on Monday. The tests are usually each Friday. During the first month, or when students show they aren't studying, each word misspelled on Friday's test will have to be written correctly 10 times by Monday morning!
      • Science, Social Studies, Health, Writing: Most of the work in these subjects will be completed during the school day. Much of the reading and writing will be done during our Language Arts block. Additional information is provided in other sections of this page.
  • Topic 3

    Language Arts & Health
     - Sportsmanship & First Aid - 

         This unit is scheduled in the spring to coincide with Track and Field as well as the realization that 5th grades are probably venturing farther from home and spending more time alone or in charge of younger children.
         First and foremost we will discuss minimizing risks with making wise choices, wearing protective gear, and being aware of their surroundings. We will brainstorm and take a look at the most common dangers in and around the home and school environments.
         Second will be the three steps in an emergency: 10 Second Survey of the situation, Calling for Help, and Caring for the Injured Person.
         Finally we will look at how to care for injuries from scrapes and cuts to burns and concussions. Mrs. Tousignant is planning to join our class several afternoons to support our lessons.
    PARENTS: A video about drowning you really should watch.
    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25583480/investigators-drowning-is-silent#.U4axbsc-2G9.facebook
  • Topic 4

    - MATH -



    Trimester 1 = This trimester we will work on reviewing skills from 4th grade, Number Operations (including large number multiplication and division), and Data (mean, median, mode, & range). 

    Trimester 2 =  We will finish Fractions and Decimals and work on Geometry. We will continue to practice skills from the previous trimester. 
    Trimester 3 - We will focus on Algebraic thinking and close with a unit on Probability.

    Below are some links to help on both homework.
  • Topic 8

    General Due Dates / Homework Information
    • EVERY MONDAY - signed Late Assignment Cards are due.
    • DAILY HOMEWORK-
      • Math: most days you will have math homework. My goal is to have MOST of you MOST of the way done with your work before you leave school. That means a FEW will have none, a FEW will have a lot, but MOST students will have some math homework. The best way to learn math is through practice - small amounts in multiple sessions. The amount of homework you have depends on how prepared you are from previous years (do you know your facts?) and how well you use your in-class work time.
      • Reading: about 20 pages/day. The fifth grade goal is to read 45 books during the school year. There are 41 weeks, including our two vacations. You should plan to log at least one (grade level equivalent) book per week.
      • Word Study: I will usually introduce the words on Monday. Repeated practice (3-5 times) is due on Wednesdays. Using the words in sentences is due Thursday. (This amount of practice is NOT sufficient for most students to learn the words; it is just what I require to be handed in.) The tests are usually each Friday. Each word misspelled on Friday's test will have to be written correctly ten times by Monday morning! (It pays to study prior to the test!)
      • Science, Social Studies, Health, Writing: most of the work in these subjects will be completed during the school day. I will have additional information on our topics lower on this page.