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DUFFY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

95 Westminster Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-0110
Fax: 860-561-1492

Kristi Laverty, Principal 

Fifth Grade Teachers

 

 

 

Ms. Bates, Mrs. JacksonMrs. Coursey


Click Here for the Curriculum Night PowerPoint


Parent information: Middle School PowerPoint

 

 

About Fifth Grade

Homework In 5th Grade      

  • 30 minutes to an hour (does not include test study or ongoing projects/reports)
  • Independent practice for presented concepts
  • Students are responsible for incomplete or missing assignments

 

Schedule

  • Mornings – Do not arrive before 8:20, after 8:40 students are tardy
  • Recess – 11:00-11:30 – wear appropriate clothing
  • Lunch – 11:30-12:00 
  • Check in at office if tardy or coming in after school.
  • After school – Notes for change in standard plan.
 

Parent Support In 5th Grade

  • Help with class events
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Celebrations
 

Field Studies

  • Historical Society
  • Capitol building tour
  • Noah Webster House
  • Outdoor Adventure: Teamwork & Problem solving; Embracing change and adventure
  • Real Art Ways - Human Rights Awareness
 

Language Arts


 

Coming Up In Fifth Grade


Unit 1: Comparing Story Elements (comparing two or more characters, settings or events within a story or drama, point of view, narrative writing, preparing for discussions)


Unit 2: What’s It All About? (Multiple main ideas, using reasons to support a point, informative writing following discussion rules)

 

Unit 3: Colonization (integrating information from multiple sources, expository & opinion writing, short research projects and note-taking)

 

Unit 4: The Great Debate (analyzing multiple accounts of an event or topic, content vocabulary, text structure, opinion writing, expanding on another’s ideas in discussions)

 

Unit 5: Theme & Author’s Language (theme, character response to challenges, summary, illustrations, narrative writing)

 

Unit 6. The Butler Did It! ( Comparing books in a genre, such as mystery & adventures, point of view, poetry, opinion writing , reviewing others’ comments in a discussion)

 

Writing

  • Creating a Community of Writers
  • Narrative
  • Informational
  • Opinion
 

Ongoing…

  • Grammar                                                         
  • Sentence Structure
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
 

Math

Units we cover

 

Unit 1: Operation computation (Numerical expressions, order of operations)

 

Unit 2: Fraction Fundamentals (conceptual development and addition & subtraction of fractions) 

 

Unit 3: Fill ‘er Up! (Volume) 

 

Unit 4: Fraction Action (Multiplication of fractions and fractions as division/application using line plots) 

 

Unit 5: What’s the Point? (Place value of decimals and computation with decimals) 

 

Unit 6: Figure It Out and Plot It (Classification of 2 dimensional figures and coordinate planes)

 

Unit 7: Splitting Hairs (Division with unit fractions and whole numbers)



 

Algebraic Operations

  • Write and interpret numerical expressions
  • Analyze patterns and relationships
 

Numbers and operations in base 10

  • Understand the place value system
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to the hundredth
 
  

Fractions

  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions
  • Apply and extend previous understandings to multiply and divide fractions
 

Measurement and Data

  • Convert like measurement units with a given measurement system
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication
 

Science

 

Science and Technology

  • Lenses 
  • Cameras
  • Microscopes
  • Magnifying lenses
 
  

Life Science:

  • Sensory Perception
  • Puberty
 

Physical Science

  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
 
  

Earth Science

  • Earth, Sun, Moon relationship
 

Scientific Process and Attitude

  • Observe
  • Classify
  • Hypothesize
  • Experiment
 

Social Studies

 

History

  • Constitution 
  • Branches of government
  • Exploration
  • Colonization 
 
 Geography
  • Maps
  • Globes
  • Graphs
 Citizenship 
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Second Step
 
  Current Affairs
  • Local, state, national and global
  
  

Links and Resouces

  • Colonial Williamsburg is one of the best history sites around. Besides having a great colonial history section, their multimedia area is overflowing with tremendously useful and engaging tools and resources. This area of their website contain a daily jigsaw puzzle, webcams from Williamsburg, today in history, and blogs. There is a download section with wallpaper, screen savers, and even ringtones. Students can learn about life in Williamsburg with their collection of videos, podcasts, and their audio section. Finally, you can send a greeting from their e-postcard section. When visiting the Colonial Williamsburg website, be sure to stop by their multimedia section and enjoy all it has to offer.

Upcoming Events

  • October 2017
    • FriOct20 Before School Gym 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
    • FriOct20 Hobby Quest Magic GR K-5 Room 6 3:20 PM to 4:20 PM
    • FriOct20 Chess Club - LMC 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • MonOct23 5th GR Orchestra 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM
    • MonOct23 Before School Gym 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
    • MonOct23 BRAVE Meeting - Room 9 3:20 PM to 4:30 PM
    • MonOct23 Mad Science GR 1 & 2 Room 6 3:20 PM to 4:30 PM
    • MonOct23 Mad Science GR 3-5 Room 23 3:20 PM to 4:20 PM

 

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