MULTIPLICATION
Being able to multiply is an important skill for fifth grade students to master before moving on to middle school. Because of this, my students are given a different set multiplication facts every week to practice and study. On Friday, they are administered a oneminute test on the multiplication set given that week. Every student in class will need to pass the test in order to move on to the next set of multiplication facts. Please encourage your child to study and memorize their multiplication facts. Click here for a multiplication facts sheet. If you would like to print multiplication flash cards for your child, please download the file to the left. It is best to print the flash cards on card stock. Print the odd numbered pages first. Then, flip the printed pages over and print the even pages for the answers.


Fractions unit
One of the skills that students have difficulty with is working with fractions. Students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions including mixed numbers. Along with these skills, they must learn how to apply them in reallife problems (word problems). A website is provided below to help children learn some concepts at home. Create a free account to explore the resource or click on the links below for more information on some of the lessons. You do not have to create an account to view the sample lessons below.
* LearnZillion Website
 Writing fractions using pictures
 Understand fractions as division
 Adding mixed numbers with unlike fractions
 Subtracting mixed numbers with unlike fractions
 Multiply a whole number by a fraction using area models
 Multiplying fractions by fractions lesson
 Divide a fraction by a whole number
* LearnZillion Website
 Writing fractions using pictures
 Understand fractions as division
 Adding mixed numbers with unlike fractions
 Subtracting mixed numbers with unlike fractions
 Multiply a whole number by a fraction using area models
 Multiplying fractions by fractions lesson
 Divide a fraction by a whole number
Science fair Project Requirement
Every year the school has a Science Fair. Students are encouraged to join. Whether or not students join, they will be assigned to do a Science fair experiment as part of their 4th quarter project grade for Science. In an experiment, students attempt to answer a testable question, meaning the answer to the question can be proven false.
Testable question: Does the amount of sunlight affect plant growth?
Nontestable questions: Do all plants need water?
Steps of a Science experiment:
1. Question
Create a testable question.
2. Research
Research about your topic using books and credible websites.
3. Hypothesis
Based on your research, what do you think the results of your experiment will be?
4. Plan
Create a list of materials and procedures/steps on how you will test your hypothesis and record data using graphs, tables, and/or pictures.
5. Experiment
Follow the steps that you created.
6. Results/Data
Analyze your data from your experiment. Is your data complete? What do you notice? Is there anything that stands out as strange?
7. Conclusion
State a conclusion that tells whether your hypothesis was correct or wrong and why.
Testable question: Does the amount of sunlight affect plant growth?
Nontestable questions: Do all plants need water?
Steps of a Science experiment:
1. Question
Create a testable question.
2. Research
Research about your topic using books and credible websites.
3. Hypothesis
Based on your research, what do you think the results of your experiment will be?
4. Plan
Create a list of materials and procedures/steps on how you will test your hypothesis and record data using graphs, tables, and/or pictures.
5. Experiment
Follow the steps that you created.
6. Results/Data
Analyze your data from your experiment. Is your data complete? What do you notice? Is there anything that stands out as strange?
7. Conclusion
State a conclusion that tells whether your hypothesis was correct or wrong and why.