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5th Grade Newsletter    

Nov. 12-16, 2018

** Wednesday, Nov. 14th, PJH and BHS are not in school, but BES has a regular school day.  Buses will run about 10-15 minutes early for drop off.

Science -   Students will complete activities to show how the flow of electricity in circuits can produce light, heat, and sound. We will have a unit test on Thursday.

 

VOCABULARY-  

Energy

Thermal energy

Mechanical energy

Sound energy

Light energy

electrical

circuit

current

open/closed

 

Social Studies- review the Boston Tea Party and The Revolutionary War


 

Reading - We will still be in Informational/Expository text this week. Students will begin exploring how the structure of the text is organized in different ways. We will be looking at cause & effect, problem & solution, description, chronological & sequence, and compare & contrast.

 

Please remember to have them read 20 minutes a night. Anything counts. Reading is reading is reading. I hope you have a great weekend!

 

Math-  Students will begin Unit 4 “Extending Decimals”.   Students will represent the value of the digit in decimals through the thousandths using expanded notation, compare and order two decimals to thousandths using the symbols >, <, or =, round decimals to tenths or hundredths, and estimate to determine solutions to mathematical and real-world problems involving addition and subtraction.

 

Vocabulary:

  • Compare numbers – to consider the value of two numbers to determine which number is greater or less or if the numbers are equal in value

  • Decimal number – a number in the base-10 place value system used to represent a quantity that may include part of a whole and is recorded with a decimal point separating the whole from the part

  • Expanded form –  the representation of a number as a sum of place values (e.g., 985,156,789.782 as 900,000,000 + 80,000,000 + 5,000,000 + 100,000 + 50,000 + 6,000 + 700 + 80 + 9 + 0.7 + 0.08 + 0.002 or as 900,000,000 + 80,000,000 + 5,000,000 + 100,000 + 50,000 + 6,000 + 700 + 80 + 9 + + + )

  • Expanded notation – the representation of a number as a sum of place values where each term is shown as a digit(s) times its place value (e.g., 985,156,789.782 as 9(100,000,000) + 8(10,000,000) + 5(1,000,000) + 1(100,000) + 5(10,000) +6(1,000) + 7(100) + 8(10) + 9 + 7(0.1) + 8(0.01) + 2 (0.001) or as 9(100,000,000) + 8(10,000,000) + 5(1,000,000) + 1(100,000) + 5(10,000) +6(1,000) + 7(100) + 8(10) + 9 + 7 () + 8() + 2 ())

  • Place value – the value of a digit as determined by its location in a number, such as ones, tens, hundreds, one thousands, ten thousands, etc.

  • Rounding – a type of estimation with specific rules for determining the closest value

  • Standard form– the representation of a number using digits (e.g., 985,156,789.782)

  • Trailing zeros – a sequence of zeros in the decimal part of a number that follow the last non-zero digit, and whether recorded or deleted, does not change the value of the number

  • Word form – the representation of a number using written words (e.g., 985,156,789.782 as nine hundred eighty-five million, one hundred fifty-six thousand, seven hundred eighty-nine and seven hundred eighty-two thousandths)



 

IMPORTANT DATES and INFORMATION:

**Monday, November 12, 2018- Veterans Day Assembly in HS gym begins at 9:30

**Tuesday, November 13, 2018- PTO Meeting at 6:00 in cafeteria

**Wednesday, November 14, 2018- Progress Reports

**Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23, 2018- Thanksgiving Break

**Wednesday, November 28, 2018- Santa Pictures more information to come

     ( ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CAMP JOLT)

**Monday, November 26-Friday, November 30, 2018- Angel Money Drive

**Friday, December 7, 2018- UIL Speaking and Spelling tests hosted  at BES

**Friday, December 14, 2018- UIL hosted at Leonard ISD

**Wednesday, December 19, 2018- Christmas Party- TBA

                                                         Early Release at noon

**Thursday, December 20, 2018- January 4, 2019- Christmas Break

**Monday, January 7, 2019- Students return