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Forms of Writing
Personal Narrative
Journal
Speculative
Expository
Literature Response
Persuasive
Research Report
Letters
Poetry
Extreme Weather

Topics of Study
Writing - How Writer's Work ( Fiction and Narrative )
Math - Place Value, Multiplication Facts 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

SCIENCE

Properties of Matter
Energy in Ecosystems
Space Systems