MATH — May

  1. May Dates
    1. May 10th – field trip to Waco Mammoth Site
    2. May 11th — Pizza Pick-up
    3. May 18th – time capsule
    4. May 22nd – field day
    5. May 23rd – AR award (waiting for approval)
    6. May 24th – awards ceremony & last day of school


  1. Math
    1.   Unit 10:  Fraction Connections. VOCABULARY:  fraction, numerator (top number), denominator (bottom number), decimal, tenths, hundredths.  We are wrapping up the unit this Friday and will be testing on Monday.  A review should be in your child’s binder to work on until Friday.  It will be graded and then you have it to study over the weekend.  Today, we made a really cool “magic flip book”.  Starting tomorrow, we will be finding equivalent fractions with fruit loops.  So many fun activities at the end of the year.  It is really hard to make up these fun things that we do in class, so make sure your child is at school so he/she is not missing out.  Thanks!
    2. Unit 11:  Measurement Connections.  Students use various measurement tools to find length, area, weight, capacity, and volume for both customary and metric measuring systems. Students use process tables and the Grade 4 STAAR Mathematics Reference Materials to convert between units of measure for length, area, weight, capacity, and volume in the same measuring system. Students investigate elapsed time in problem situations that include using clocks with gears.  Again, lots of fun activities!!



  1. III.                SUMMER MATH
    1.  Multiplication facts are a MUST in 5th grade.  One way to keep the facts in long-term memory is study.  One of the resources that I find really handy is:  or  (the students have a password they must get from me).
    2. Fractions are prove to be a little more difficult in 5th grade.  Being very familiar with multiplication facts will  help with fractions!!  Here is a website I found that was age appropriate:  Students in 4th grade compare, order and find equivalents with pictures, so it is difficult to find the correct means for them to practice.  This website (if you stay on level 1), gives models, which is what a 4th grader will be most familiar with and will need to practice.
    3. Problem Solving with word problems is another challenge.  I found a pretty fun website that will cover just about anything: .
    4. Measurement is always hard.  Get your child in the kitchen and let him/her cook, measure, pour.  This is better than any website or worksheet.
    5. I have a few extra workbooks (that have been gently used), and I will send them home with your child if you’d like some written practice at home.  Those are limited, so ask now and I’ll put your name on a list.






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