1.1: August 27-31, 2018

Welcome to the Fifth Grade!

This is my cat Belle on summer vacation.

We will start each morning with independent reading. Our first genre is non-fiction autobiography or biography. Each month the genre will change so that we read across a wide variety of books. Be sure to check out a biography or autobiography of your choice from the Multnomah County Public Library by Tuesday, September 4. Order it online then pick it up when its ready. Click on the link below.
(Its okay to borrow a book from someone you know, get one from Winterhaven’s library, or even purchase one from a local book store. But, I would like you to check out at least some of your books from the public library.)

Important Dates
3: No School- Labor Day
5: Back to School Night K-5, Grade 5: 6:50-7:30 p.m..
13: Picture Day
12: No School- Teacher Inservice Day
29: No School- End of First Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
19: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
20: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
21-23: No School- Thanksgiving Break
17-January 1: No School- Winter Break
21: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22: No School- End of Second Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
24: Science Fair, 5:00 p.m..

This Week In…

1. Khan Academy
Module One:
Topic A: Multiplicative patterns on the place value chartKhan Academy (supports Lessons 1-4)
Topic B: Decimal fractions and place value patterns (supports lessons 5-6)

2. EngageNY
Module One: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

Lesson Objectives
Topic A: Multiplicative Patterns on the Place Value Chart

Lesson 1:  Reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths. Math homework due Tuesday (August 28)
Lesson 2 Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths. Math homework due Wednesday (August 29)
Lesson 3  Use exponents to name place value units and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point. Math homework due Thursday (August 30)
Lesson 4 Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions. Math homework due Friday (August 31)

Topic BDecimal Fractions and Place Value Patterns
Lesson 5Objective:  Name decimal fractions in expanded, unit, and word forms by applying place value reasoning.
3. Strategic Games

Math 24
1. 8 + 1 = 9
2. 9 – 3 = 6
3. 6  x 4 = 24
Number Sentence (8 + 1 -3) x 6 = 24

: Autobiography (Personal Narrative)
This is a four week project.
-Before we begin lets share stories we heard from others and unusual experiences we may have had. 
• Brainstorm ideas
• Discover what to write about
• Explore your topic
• Discover material
• Identify your audience and purpose
• Organize information
• Develop a plan or outline of a Memoir Essay

Your memoir will be a personal narrative that includes a reflective element focusing on one major motif and theme. Our outline will comprise of five parts.
1. Introduction: Includes lead or hook, the topic/idea you are writing about and your thesis statement.
2-4. This includes the events you chose to write about, often in chronological order.
5. conclusion
Part 1: Introduction (one paragraph)
1. The Hook – Start your essay with a statement about the story that grabs your reader’s
attention. You may want it to be a little vague to get the reader curious like, “It was all going
downhill, and I couldn’t stop it.” Or you may want to dive in with dialogue. Your hook should
not be a rhetorical question; the best hooks don’t ask questions. Ex: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” ~Dickens
Mentor text: Through My Eyes -Ruby Bridges
Whole Class:
I Am Malala
By Yousafzai Malala
Part One. Before the TalibanIndividual Independent Reading:
Biography or Autobiography of your choice

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiries
Systems Thinking- Aquaponics and Permaculture

• Numbers 1-99
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
• hiragana あいうえお と かきくけこ