A Note from 5 th Grade October 9, 2015 Reading We are continuing our School Wide Nonfiction unit. Our next series of lessons teach non-fiction text structure. We will review all the types of text structures. We will be reading and writing using description structure next week. Social Studies This week in SS we begin Chapter 9 and learn about how our country declared their independence. Students continue to work in flex groups reading a historical fiction novel about the Revolutionary War. Please be sure your child is reading independently at least 20 minutes per night and blogging on Edmodo after completing each book. Math The second half of module 2 teaches place values of decimals. Students will read and write decimals to the thousandths. Decimals in this unit are referred to as “Decimal Fractions” so students understand that decimals and fractions are the same. Reminders October 12th-No School BOOK FAIR Social Emotional Our next unit of study will focus on identifying and naming feelings. The mentor text is Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water. . Science We continue working on Chapter 2 in Science with an investigation activity on Earth and the moon. Students will identify objects in a galaxy and a solar system and compare planets and moons. This week we will learn about the inner and outer planets and other objects in space like astroids. Language Arts Next week is a Words Their Way week!