Grade 5



March 2019

We will be finish up our Hatchet novel study. We should be done with Hatchet by the end of March and then we will begin Esperanza Rising. Esperanza Rising is about a girl living in northern Mexico whose family suddenly becomes poor and are forced to flee from Mexico. We have also been focusing on writing short biographies of chosen individuals for Black History Month. Throughout this process, I have realized some of the struggles with comma placement, grammar, formatting typed essays.

We are only just scratching the surface of our fractions unit! We are in the middle of learning how to switch between improper fractions and mixed numbers and will start subtracting fractions soon. In class, I continue to emphasize the importance of fractions and knowledge of multiplication and division facts. Basic facts are the foundation of fractions and all future topics in math!

Social Studies
We are just at the tail end of our civilizations in Latin America unit. We will be taking our unit test on Latin American history and geography. After, we will move on to the history of Canada and how it became a country. This should take us through the end of March.

We are still working on our interactive notebook for the seven sacraments. We will be talking about Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent throughout the month as well.

For the month of March, the fifth graders will learn about how living things are suited to where they live. Students will come to understand that animals, as well as plants have different adaptations, which help it to survive. We will discuss several different types of adaptations, including physical, instincts, behaviors, and growth and development.


Miss Diana Moore


Throughout this school year, your child will look to you for support and guidance as you and I work as a team to help your child be successful. I encourage you to take an active interest in what your child is doing. Take a few minutes each day and ask your child, “How was school today?” and, “What did you learn today?” and listen to their response.





Ms. Diana Moore - Grade 5