## Fantasy, Decimals and Science “I can…” statements

• I can support my ideas about a text with quotes.
• I can determine a theme of a story from details in the text, including how characters in a story respond to challenges.
• I can explain how a series of chapters fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story.
• I can compare and contrast themes of stories in the same genre.

Writing – Fantasy:

• I can develop a sequence of events that naturally unfolds.
• I can use actions, thoughts, and dialogue to show a character’s reaction to a situation.
• I can choose words to show the fantasy world to a reader.

Math – Decimals:

• I can read and write decimal numbers to thousandths in base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
• I can compare pairs of decimals to the thousandths place using >, <, and =.
• I can round decimal numbers to the nearest 1, the nearest tenth, the nearest hundredth.
• I can add and subtract decimals to the hundredths.
• I can explain my thinking and strategies for computing with decimals.

Speaking & Listening:

• I can follow the rules my group creates for discussions and carry out my assigned roles.

Language:

• I can interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
• I can expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

Science:

Central Idea: Scientists utilize a cyclical process to discover and confirm theories about the world.

• I can conduct a scientific investigation that includes variables.
• I can make observations and measurements to produce data to use as evidence.
• I can describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Moral Education:

• I can identify an ethical dilemma in a story.
• I can guess the feelings of different people (or characters in a story) who find themselves in an ethical dilemma.

09. January 2020 by ajones

## Bridges Unit 2 Parent Letter

Unit 2 Parent letter

29. October 2019 by ajones

## Unit 2 Overview

### Math:

• I can add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators, including mixed numbers. (5.NF.1)
• I can rewrite fractions so they have common denominators (5.NF.1)
• I can multiply a whole number by a fraction, including within story problems. (5.NF.4a)
• I can find the missing value in an equation by adding or subtracting fractions. (5.NF.1)
• I can solve story problems where I divide whole numbers and end up with answers that are fractions and mixed numbers. (5.NF.3)
• I can estimate the answer to a story problem. (5.NF.2)

• I can use details from a nonfiction text to determine its main idea. (RI.5.2)
• I can explain how parts of a nonfiction text fit together to make sense. (RI.5.3)
• I can compare and contrast nonfiction texts including events, information, ideas and concepts. (RI.5.5)
• I can use evidence  from a nonfiction text to support my ideas when discussing the text.  (RI.5.1)

### Writing:

• I can create a short research project using several sources to explain parts of a topic. (W.5.7)
• I can organize my writing into a sequence of separate sections based on my topic and subtopics. (W.5.4)
• I can use trusted sources and give credit. (W.5.8)
• I can use the vocabulary of experts and explain the key terms. (W.5.2d)

### Science:

• I can graphically represent patterns on Earth and explain how they are connected to the Solar System. (5-ESS1-2)
• I can explain the relationship between distance and brightness of stars.  (5-ESS1-1)

### Moral Education:

• I can explain how my attitude and actions can affect others.
• I can show empathy and support for the needs of others, including vulnerable groups (such as the elderly).

### Social Studies:

• I can  locate and collect information from primary and secondary sources. (2.1.1.1)
• I can organize information in an organizational or illustrative chart (with or without technology) (2.1.1.3)

### Speaking & Listening:

• I can summarize information when it is presented in a variety of ways. (SL.5.2)
• I can participate effectively in different types of collaborative discussions. (SL.5.1)

### Language:

• I can use reference materials (such as dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses) to learn the definition and pronunciation of important words. (L.5.4c)
• I can use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works. (L.5.2d)

21. October 2019 by Richard Bird