This week in Grade 5

Welcome to our third week of Exhibition!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What manipulatives can we use to solve fraction multiplication problems?
  • How can understanding area help with multiplication problems?

Writing:

  • How do I find reliable sources?
  • What does the acronym RADCAB mean?

Reading:

  • Why can it help to summarize articles?
  • Why is it important to have knowledge of “both sides” in an argument?

Exhibition:

  • What are the lines of inquiry for my topic?
  • What questions or wonderings can I ask my experts?

12. May 2019 by ksumner
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This week in Grade 5

Welcome to our second week of Exhibition!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What strategies can we use to solve fraction multiplication problems?
  • How does the commutative property affect fraction multiplication?

Writing:

  • How do I find reliable sources?
  • What does the acronym RADCAB mean?

Reading:

  • What are some texts I can use to further my understanding of my exhibition topic?
  • Why is it important to have knowledge of “both sides” in an argument?

Exhibition:

  • What are some key concepts questions for my topic?
  • What lines of inquiry can we find based on my key concepts?

07. May 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Welcome to our first week of Exhibition!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can we use our knowledge of volume to determine surface area?
  • Will a shape with the same volume always have the same surface area?

Writing:

  • How do I cite the sources I use?

Reading:

  • What are some texts I can use to further my understanding of my exhibition topic?

Exhibition:

  • What are some topics related to social issues, health, and the environment that I find interesting?

28. April 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Welcome back from Spring Break!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can we relate what we know about fractions to multiply and divide fractions?

Writing:

  • What are the steps for editing and revising my memoir for publishing?

Reading:

  • What are key concepts you will find in a memoir piece of writing?

Science:

  • How can we use our knowledge of the water cycle to create items to improve our environment?

14. April 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that we have our field trip to the Soil Museum this Monday!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can we use least common denominators to help solve fractions?

Writing:

  • What types of leads would be appropriate for your memoir?

Reading:

  • What qualities do we notice about all the memoirs we have written?

Science:

  • What are the different aspects of the water cycle?

24. March 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Make sure to sign your students permission slip for our field trip next week!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What different methods can we use to solve fraction problems involving the four operations?

Writing:

  • How can we use other literature to inspire our writing?

Reading:

  • What qualities do we notice about all the memoirs we have written?

Science:

  • What are the key components of the atmosphere and hydrosphere?

18. March 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

We hope that you enjoyed your student-led conferences this week!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What different methods can we use to solve fraction problems involving the four operations?

Writing:

  • What are some moments from my life that I can use to write a memoir?

Reading:

  • What are some of the different ways in which memoirs are written? What makes them all still memoirs?

Science:

  • What are the key components of the geosphere and biosphere?

12. March 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that this week is Book Week!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What different methods can we use to solve fraction problems involving the four operations?

Writing:

  • What makes the difference between memoirs and biographies?

Reading:

  • What are the key components of a memoir?

Science:

  • What are the different spheres of the Earth?

03. March 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that this Thursday from 12:45-2:45 is 5th grade Sports Day!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • What different methods can we use to solve fraction problems involving the four operations?

Writing:

  • What is important to complete before you publish a non-fiction text?

Reading:

  • How can you use research to develop a presentation on what you have learned?

Science:

  • What is the importance/use of finding the brightness of stars in our galaxy?

25. February 2019 by ksumner
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This Week in Grade 5

Reminder that this week we will be going to Camp!

Your child will be inquiring into the following questions this week:

Math:

  • How can we use models to solve multiplication of fractions?

Writing:

  • What is the importance of different features found in a non-fiction text?

Reading:

  • What is the importance of primary and secondary sources?

Science:

  • What is the importance/use of finding the brightness of stars in our galaxy?

17. February 2019 by ksumner
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