## Week of January 28-February 1

Thank you for all the extra supplies that have been donated.

# Class Needs

• notebook paper
• glue sticks
• pencils (They are magically disappearing.)

# OUR WEEK IN A NUTSHELL

4th– We finished our first math lab designing a deluxe birthday cake using equivalent fractions. This week will be comparing fractions using benchmark fractions. We will also begin adding and subtracting fractions.

5th– We will continue working on our latest math lab, Road Trip. Please allow your student to bring his/her device because they are using them to complete the lab. After that, we will begin our unit on 2D figures. Students will be classifying two-dimensional figures by understanding their attributes.

## Week of January 21-25

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year. The past few weeks have been crazy with our schedules. I appreciate everyone’s flexibility with assignments and test dates.

# Class Needs

• notebook paper
• glue sticks
• pencils (They are magically disappearing.)

# OUR WEEK IN A NUTSHELL

4th– We have started our fractions unit! Woohoo! Students are learning how to determine equivalent fractions with and without a model. They are also learning how to simplify fractions. On Friday, they will have their first math lab where they get to put their mighty equivalent fraction skills to use.

5th– This week is the end to our fraction unit. There will be a unit test on fractions on Wednesday. They will be required to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. At the end of the week, they will begin a math lab where they will be planning a road trip. Some students have been asked to bring in their device that will be used to plan their trip. This activity will be quite the adventure.

# Welcome Back & Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break. I was so excited about coming back this morning to hear about all of their adventures.

# OUR WEEK IN A NUTSHELL

4th– This week students will be perfecting the order of operations (PEMDAS) and using it to solve larger problems. We will also be learning about factors versus multiples in order to prepare for our upcoming unit…Fractions!!

5th– We are getting back into the groove by practicing multiplying fractions skills and learning how to divide using fractions. Wow! That is pretty exciting! We will be having a unit test at the end of next week that will cover fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing).