What a great first week of school we had. This is a great classroom. We have had some time to get to know each other and have also begun some beginning of the year assessments.
This next week we will begin a mostly full curriculum. Only in reading will I be finishing some assessing. Math will start with Algebraic Thinking - Order of Operations. The fifth grade standards only include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and parenthesis. No exponents at this point.
Something to keep an eye out for this week is Excel. The first Excel sheet (a long worksheet of math skills) will be given on Monday. It will be homework - depending upon their independence with the work. If they are pretty independent I will send it home, if not, I'll work on it with them in class. I'll let you know in the email.
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The first comprehension standard will be Quoting Accurately from Text. We will begin with a short science unit on the Scientific Process.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.