Forms of Writing
    Personal Narrative
    Literature Response
    Research Report
    Extreme Weather 
    Topics of Study 
    September -Reading Launching 
    Writing - How Writer's Work ( Fiction and Narrative )
    Math - Place Value, Multiplication Facts
                                                                             Daily reading 30 minutes nightly & keeping a Reading Log


    One of the most important skills students will need for fifth / sixth  grade math is automatic recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
    I strongly encourage all students to PRACTICE  for at least 15 minutes nightly. 
    We will be using GO Math series, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, this year in fifth / sixth grade. These new materials have been aligned with the new Common Core math standards.  The curriculum materials include differentiated learning centers, hands-on manipulative, and multiple online interactive practice options.

    Critical Area 1: Fluency with Whole Numbers and Decimals
    Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions 
    Chapter 2: Divide Whole Numbers
    Chapter 3: Add and Subtract Decimals
    Chapter 4: Multiply Decimals
    Chapter 5: Divide Decimals


    Critical Area 2: Operations with Fractions
    Chapter 6: Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators
    Chapter 7: Multiply Fractions
    Chapter 8: Divide Fractions


    Critical Area 3: Geometry and Measurement
    Chapter 9: Alegbra: Patterns and Graphing
    Chapter 10: Convert Units of Measure
    Chapter 11: Geometry and Volume

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