1.1: August 28-30, 2019

Welcome to the Fifth Grade!

Poya on summer break.

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 3. 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. It’s a good habit!)

Important Dates

2: No School- Labor Day
10: Back to School Night K-5, Grade 5: 6:50-7:30 p.m..
20: Picture Day
11: No School- Teacher In-service Day
01: No School: Teacher Planning Day (End of First Quarter)
25: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
26: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
27-29: No School- Thanksgiving Break

This Week In…

1. EngageNY & Zearn
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.
Lesson 2 Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.
Lesson 3  Use exponents to name place value units and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.

2. Khan Academy
Module One:
Topic A: Multiplicative patterns on the place value chart

Khan Academy (supports Lessons 1-4)
Topic B: Decimal fractions and place value patterns (supports lessons 5-6)

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 MalalaPart One. Before the Taliban
Independent Reading:
Biography or Autobiography of your choice

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiries
Systems Thinking- Ecology

• 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