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**Mrs. Sanford’s 5th Grade Math Class**

**November 13**

** ****What will we be doing during this week? ** We will begin the week by multiplying decimals by decimals, and doing both models and computation. Our focus this week is applying word problems to what we ve learned about decimal multiplication. **Our Decimal Multiplication Test is Friday! Your study guides will be due Friday as well.**

** ****Homework – ** IXL I 1-2-3 (I ve given less homework this week, so we can spend extra time studying the study guide for our test on Friday over multiplication of decimals.)

**In Advanced/Accelerated Math.**

** ****What will we be doing during this week? ** We will be focusing on word problems, and Unit rates this week, with an emphasis on the real world applications.

**Homework- **Paper/Pencil homework this week, with our packets! I ll tell you the pages daily.

**11/05/2017**

**November 5, 2017**

**What will we be doing this week? ** We will be multiplying decimals using a variety of strategies!

**In Advanced/Accelerated Math.**

** ****What will we be doing this week?** Studying Ratios and Rates!

**10/28/2017**

**THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2017**

**Our test is Monday. Please use your study guide to review the skills we ve covered during this unit. You should have examples, directions, and sample problems to practice with!**

** ****What will we be doing this week? ** On Monday we will take our end of unit test on Decimals! On Tuesday, anyone that needs to complete the test, or do corrections may. On Wednesday, we will begin our new unit on decimal multiplication and division. We ll begin with estimation and modeling. Here is the new study guide we ll use Wednesday:

** ****What will we be doing during this unit? ** We will be studying Rates! We begin Monday with vocabulary, and our diagrams! Tuesday we will share our Venn diagrams with the class, and work on our journals!

** ****Homework –** Paper/pencil homework from our text assigned daily this week.

**10/27/2017**

**Friday Assessments**

**10/22/2017**

**Week of October 23.**

**We will be completing Unit 2 in one week.** Our test is scheduled for October 30. I hate to have a test on a Monday, but that Tuesday is Halloween, and I know that children are usually so excited that day that it makes focus more of a challenge! We ll be working on rounding, and this study guide all week!

** ****Morning Work – **On Monday, you will receive your study guide, and you will need to work on it each day. In light of that, I will not assign morning work this week. BUT, you will be required to complete it, and you will receive a grade on the study guide. PLEASE use the folded paper strategy on the notebook paper you use for computation!

** ****What will we be doing this week? Rounding.**

**Homework- **IXL G8-G14 (Our goal is 90%) We will hold off, and do G7 G19 next week!)

**In Advanced/Accelerated Math.**

**Morning Work ** Due to testing, we will take one week off from Morning Work. In the morning, you should be studying your study guide!

** ****What will we be doing during class this week? ** On Monday, we will complete the second part of the expressions exam! It is a challenging exam, so please study your notes! Tuesday and Wednesday, we will begin studying Rates with an introduction to vocabulary. This is a FUN unit! You are going to LOVE it. Study materials will be checked off on Monday. I will give a grade for completion.

**Homework-** Paper Pencil Homework from our math text book!

**10/18/2017**

**Go Formative**

**First Block Enter Class Code RSWNQO Use your first and Last name.**

**Third Block Enter Class Code DFAQBZ Use your first and Last name.**

**Fourth Block Enter Class Code WZUGTG Use your first and Last name.**

**10/15/2017**

**Week of October 16.**

**Fall Festival was AWESOME. **We had an excellent turn-out this year, and wonderful weather! Thank you to all the parents that volunteered to work at this event! You did a great job! It was so much fun.

**My favorite part of Fall Festival is always seeing former students, and hearing about their adventures in Middle School! It makes me smile to think that next year you might return as well!**

**Morning Work-** The Friday eblast provided some background information about Morning Work, and how it helps us prepare for the Milestone exam. If you didn t receive it, please let me know! Morning Work is a spiral review of the many skills we learn in 5th grade, as well as the concepts we need to maintain from earlier years.

**Remember to fold 2 sheets of paper into 4 squares in order to record your answers! If you have any questions about how this should be set up, please come by and see an example. We want to practice transferring problems from the screen to paper, so please do not turn in a printed copy of the morning work!**

** ****What will we be doing this week? **We will continue our study of Decimals this week. We will be review the ordering we studied last week, and reinforce what we learned by using number lines. We will also begin adding and subtracting decimals. Here are some resources that should be helpful:

**Homework- ** IXL G 1-6 (Our goal is reach 90% on each task. If you struggle with a task, please write three questions on a sheet of paper, and bring it to me in the morning (any day). I d be happy to go over them with you.

*I hope you are all playing the two sort games I sent home with you last week! Matching algebraic expressions with the written expressions will be an excellent way to prepare for our End of Unit exam! I have a new game ready to give you on Monday!*

*(PS I love these faces. )*

**In Advanced/Accelerated Math.**

**Morning Work- **The Friday eblast provided some background information about Morning Work, and how it helps us prepare for the Milestone exam. If you didn t receive it, please let me know! Morning Work is a spiral review of the many skills we learn in 5th grade, as well as the concepts we need to maintain from earlier years.

**Remember to fold 2 sheets of paper into 4 squares in order to record your answers! If you have any questions about how this should be set up, please come by and see an example. We want to practice transferring problems from the screen to paper, so please do not turn in a printed copy of the morning work!**

**(You ve got slightly less MW because you have a test this week, and need to complete your study guide.)**

**Our end of unit exam has been scheduled for Friday, October 20, Monday October 23. (I think splitting the test in two parts will make a difference in reducing test anxiety.) Please review your study guides nightly, and come to me with any questions you have. If you are struggling with any of the concepts we ve covered, the earlier we review, the better!**

**We will begin the week by reviewing what we learned about distributive property, and factoring expressions last week, and expand what we are able to do with expressions by introducing variables. Here are some resources to help you review:**

**These are not required, but will help if you need some extra practice!**

** (Herre s a completed version of the study guide we completed in class.)**

**Homework-** IXL Y 5 6, and Y 11-12-13 (Our goal is reach 90% on each task. If you struggle with a task, please write three questions on a sheet of paper, and bring it to me in the morning (any day). I d be happy to go over them with you.) *You may also have some paper/pencil homework this week as we look at sample problems for the end of unit exam.

**JUST FOR FUN. (See if you can figure out this trick . Is it Magic, or Mathemagic?)**

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