Summer Math Resource
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for making this year at Charter School an exceptional experience. Many have reached out asking for suggestions on how to practice math over the summer, and what to expect next year in math. Below is a list of math resources, along with 5th and 6th-grade math standards by topic.
Have a beautiful summer!
Summer math resources:
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
Students can review 5th grade math skills OR preview 6th grade math. This program is free and Common Core aligned.
Extra Math: www.extramath.org
Extra Math allows students to practice their math facts and it records student progress. Each practice session is only 10 minutes and the desktop version is free!
Remember that knowing your math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) are essential skills to have in the 6th grade!
Go Math: Getting Ready for 6th Grade:
Preview 6th grade math with the support of online tutorials. Each of the 6 lessons and 1 mid-unit review should take about 25 minutes to complete. Your student will bring these lessons home on Monday, June 11th. If your child completes this short packet over the summer, please turn it in to Ms. Williams on the first day of school (she’ll be so impressed!)
Youtube Go Math lesson links:
Math topics covered this year in the 5th grade:
- Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions
- Divide Whole Numbers
- Add and Subtract Decimals
- Multiply Decimals
- Divide Decimals
- Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Multiply Fractions
- Divide Fractions
- Algebra: Patterns and Graphing
- Convert Units of Measure
- Geometry and Volume
Math topics that will be covered in the 6th grade next year:
- Whole Numbers and Decimals
- Rational Numbers
- Ratios and Rates
- Units of Measure
- Algebra: Expressions
- Algebra: Equations and Inequalities
- Algebra: Relationships Between Variables
- Surface Area and Volume
- Data Displays and Measures of Center
- Variability and Data Distributions
Family Math Night
Honor Roll- IMPORTANT!
Students who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be recognized and receive an honor roll award. I must turn in a final list of recipients to the office no later than Wednesday, June 6th at 3:00pm. This means that all late math and science assignments must be turned in to me by the start of class on Wednesday, June 6th to receive credit and count towards this award. I can not make any exceptions; including excused absences.
I will still accept late work through Monday, June 11th to count towards your child's report card grade; however, work submitted after June 6th will not count towards earning an honor roll award.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Math and Science: Rockets!
Family Math Night
Mrs. Lima invites you to:
Family Math Night
June 5, 2018 6:15-7:30 pm
Learn ways to keep math alive during the summer months.
Topics will include:
- Various summer tutoring opportunities
- Jump Start program at CSMH
- Free-online math support programs
- Fun math games to play at home
- What's next? 6th grade math topics
RSVP to Mrs. Lima: firstname.lastname@example.org
math and science reminders April 30 - May4
5th grade discussion today - IMPORTANT
Dear 5th grade parents:
Today we met with the 5th grade students in boy and girl groups to discuss some issues that have been occurring. The main topic was respect. Both groups talked about the need to show respect to one another and adults. Specific issues that were addressed were name calling, inappropriate language, personal property, not blurting out in class, and physical touch. The main theme of both discussions was the need to consistently show more respectful behavior. Both groups had very productive and informative discussions.
Additionally, we discussed technology and the use of computers on campus. Apparently, there has been some inappropriate emailing and hacking of accounts. A strong reminder was given to the students that chromebooks are school property and need to be used according to school rules at all times. It was also shared that anything that is put on a computer can be found and is never really deleted. Students were reminded that anything that is inappropriate is flagged by the school and a message is sent to administration each time.
We are asking your help in the following ways: Please continue to have discussions with your child about respect and encourage their character development in this area. Please specifically discuss the issues we addressed about personal property, language and respecting physical boundaries. Also, please be diligent in your monitoring of outside social media and setting strict limits on the use of technology, as we know that many problems develop in this grade and beyond.
If you have questions, please email us. Thank you for your support in helping us to continue to develop our students in all areas.
5th Grade Team
Lori Sanders-Curry, School Counselor, LMFT
What a wonderful week!
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Design a US State Game Project kick-off
This week we will be kicking-off our US State Game project. In groups of four, students will be researching a US State and building a game using the Engineering Design Process.
Throughout this project students will be collecting materials from home. It will be made clear to students that the materials do not need to be purchased. We are asking students to be creative and think about things they already have at home which can be used for this project. Please support your child by asking them questions about this project and how things are progressing.
We will be looking forward to sharing this project, playing fun board games and learning about our US States, at Spring Exhibition.
The 5th Grade Team