5th Grade

What We're Learning: January 2023

Reading & Writing: This month we will delve deep into short stories. Readers will take a closer look at how authors use craft elements such as figurative language, foreshadowing, and building tension to create a compelling story. In writing, students will write about their reading, telling their insights and giving evidence to support their ideas.   

Math: This month we will focus finish on deepening and extending students’ understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions and representing fractions using an area model (rectangles). They will use these understandings to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers.

Social Studies: This month we are moving away from South and Central America, and learning more about North America. As we refresh and move into the New Year, we will also continue to grow our community and team-building skills.