Marinaccio, Elizabeth

Winter Happenings in 5th Grade
We have been exploring a lot of new topics this Winter. We have completed our first Science unit on Properties of Matter. The students loved conducting the various hands on experiments. We then moved into our new Social Studies unit on the expansion of the United States. The students are researching various topics related to the time period following the Louisiana Purchase. Attached you will find a research outline that 5th grade is utilizing for this research project. In Literacy we are working on non-fiction reading. We are enjoying exploring this new genre. The students are focusing on identifying main ideas, supporting details, themes and even varying perspectives. In Math we have completed the first four units and are now moving onto unit five. We will be expanding our knowledge of fractions.