1.1: August 27-31, 2018
Welcome to the Fifth Grade!
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.)
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
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)
Module One: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
Topic A: Multiplicative Patterns on the Place Value Chart
Lesson 4: Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions. Math homework due Friday (August 31)
3. Strategic Games
1. 8 + 1 = 9
2. 9 – 3 = 6
3. 6 x 4 = 24
Number Sentence (8 + 1 -3) x 6 = 24
Writing: 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.
BRAINSTORMING, PREWRITING, AND PLANNING
• 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.
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
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