5th Grade

What We're Learning: May 2024

Reading & Writing: This month we will continue reading the autobiographical novel-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Students are using these poems (as well as others) to inspire their own poetry. 

English Language Arts: This month we continue our learning about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. For their end of unit project students will create and present either a play, spoken word, or art piece to show what they’ve learned and how the movement has inspired them to speak up about the injustices they still see today. 

Math: This month, we continue exploring the connection between fractions and decimals. We will focus on dividing both fractions and decimals. Additionally, we will learn how to apply these skills to real life contexts. We are also learning about polygons and their attributes. Students will use this information to create stained-glass watercolor paintings to decorate the gym during graduation.