5th Grade

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  1. Haley1996

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    Yes i am a student of age ten and yes i do know that this is a teacher website but i believe my question will be useful for myself. So the point is i am soon to enter 5th grade and i wanted to know what things will i be learning? Do most 5th grade teachers hand out homework on the first day? Thanks to all who answer
    Sincerely,
    Haley
     
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  3. TeacherRW

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    It depends on the state standards. In my neck-of-the-woods, here's what kids learn:

    Math: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Division, Fractions, Decimals, Geometry, Ratios, Probability

    Spelling: More rule application and "most frequently used words"

    Reading: Comprehension, Literary components, Genres, Fluency

    Social Studies: American History

    Science: Ecosystems, Levers & Pulleys, Weather, Health

    English/Lang Arts: Continued work on grammar and writing

    As far as homework: Each classroom teacher does it "their" way. I start my kids off with a math assignment as well as an art "Getting to Know You" project.

    You will enjoy school this fall... for now, enjoy your summer.
     
  4. knitter63

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    Hi Haley,
    It will depend on the standards, as TeacherRW said. In Ohio, we teach the same things as TeacherRW, but in Science we teach Energy, Ecosystems/Biomes and Space Science. We also have to teach economics in Social Studies, along with American History.
    You will love 5th grade! I love to teach it: the kids are awesome, and we have such a neat curriculum. My class does a lot of projects!
    Enjoy your summer. School will be here before you know it!!!
     
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    Well, I know in math that fractions and decimals are more important than in 4th grade. Also, you'll probably be working with mixed fractions like 2 2/3. In science, I'm sure you'll be completing experiments to get more familiar with the scientific method like the purpose, hypothesis, materials, procedure, data display, and conclusion.

    This MAY help you out...
    http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_5th.htm

    Good luck!!
     
  6. eduk8r

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    Dear Haley,

    You must be a very good reader if you are reading this forum. :) It sounds like you are worried about whether 5th grade will be hard. Do not worry any longer. The work you will be doing at first, especially in math and reading, is going to be very easy for you because it will be things you have already learned in 4th grade and below.

    You will probably get homework on your first day, because we teachers are supposed to give it, those are the rules. But again, it will be homework that you know how to do. :)

    The teacher will like you very much, and your friends will be just the same as they were last year, just a little bit bigger.

    You will learn fun things in science and do really cool experiments. In math, you will learn things that will help you for the rest of your life. In reading, you will learn to have discussions about and understand what you've read in a bigger way than in 4th grade. In writing you will learn to write for different reasons, narrative (telling a story), expository (how to do something or explain), and so on.

    You are going to love 5th grade! Now stop worrying and talking to grownups and go have some fun! :) Does your mommy know you are on this forum? Sometimes we have grownup talks that aren't really things you would want to hear yet. Can you ask your parents to help you find a website where you can talk to other students your age? :)

    Bye, sweetie, :love:
    a 5th grade teacher
     
  7. eduk8r

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    Haley, do you want help finding a student forum? :)
     
  8. eduk8r

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    :love: I just found these:

    Elementary school forum
    http://mathforum.org/students/elem/

    A math forum project
    http://mathforum.org/elempow/

    And you can go to your favorite author's websites, they are usually very carefully looked after and lots of students are talking. If you like Harry Potter, there is mugglenet.
    Bye, sweetie :)
     
  9. eduk8r

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    Haley-Pumpkin, are you going to say goodbye before you go? :)
     
  10. Kelly1982

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    Thank you very much eduk8r
     
  11. eduk8r

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    why?
     
  12. Kelly1982

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    because you gave website that my children can visit when theyre older lol
     
  13. eduk8r

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    Oh, you're welcome. I hope Haley is okay and having fun on those sites. I wish she had said goodbye, I kept seeing her little moon turn green but then she'd just go.
    I wish there was a place kids could talk here, but it really would have to be separated from the adults section. There are things here even I don't want to see sometimes. All sorts of issues are discussed. Mostly it's good, but it is a grownup site.
    But Haley, you gave really good advice to the job seekers and new teachers! I'm impressed. Sweetie, I hope you have fun on those other sites.:love:
     
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    eduk8ter is there any other website that is like this but aren't just for math
     
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    do you mean where teachers are talking? I'm sure there are, but I haven't looked. I remember once when researching an assignment for school, I came across a teacher site where they were discussing looking for jobs/getting credentials. I don't think it was a to z, but it could have been?

    Now for children, my youngest reads muggle net, that's how I know about it. She's talked on it once or twice then she became bored. I do know they have very strict discussion rules. I'm sure there are other author sites like it. Just now when I looked those two were the only ones where kids could talk, all the others listed were for adults to talk. I typed in elementary kids forum, then kids forum, children,... there must be others but where? we should look at pbs kids.

    Haley, there are lots of fun things to do at http://pbskids.org, try it out. :)
     
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    Dear Haley:
    It is admirable that you are checking out the new school year's curriculum!! The best advice I could give you is to look up your school's website, click on any fifth grade teacher's website and check out what they have there. If, its like where I live, most school websites have parent sections and student sections that give information throughout the school year. Here is a warning, though... some schools have shut their sites down for the summer on the grade level. :eek:
    THere is a book called: " What every parent should know about what their child will learn in the [fill in the blank] grade." You can find it in the library. That will give you a very broad outline of what you'll be learning. For more specifics, call your school's principal/guidance counselor and see if they can give you a better internet resource to find the Parents version of the standards. Why that one... because it is soooo much easier to understand than trying to wade through educational talk meant for professional teachers!!(p.s. it confuses alot of us new teacher's too!!:D
    I assume that NC schools are similiar to SC schools, in that they
    teach basically the same stuff, just at different times. Alot of this has to do with the individual teacher's/school's preference. If all else fails, and you really want to look up a generic sight, check out the following SC school website: www.greenville.k12.sc.us .Then click on elementary schools, choose any school you want and go to the faculty listing, choose a fifth grade teacher and browse his/her website for ideas. Once you find a specific teacher's website be sure to check out the student and parent sections, especially the part that tells the reader what their child will be learning.
    I know this is a very long drawn out note, and if you are uncomfortable doing this, by all means, show this email to your parents or a trusted adult and have them help you out!![ Your school's curriculum specialist, librarian or guidance counselor can help you too.
    About homework on the first day, don't worry about it!! The first couple of weeks is review of what you did in the previous grade, usually it will include a written assignment/essay, some basic math facts (add, subtract, multiply, divide) maybe even a project on what you read during the summer. Whatever it is, you don't have to worry about getting everything perfect the first time, if you already knew everything for fifth grade ... you wouldn't need to be in the fifth grade. Relax , enjoy this year and be yourself! Fifth grade is an awesome year, if you let it be! p.s. Don't forget to ask questions if you get confused, as questioning is a sign that you are intelligent and listening ! We teachers LOVE that!!
     

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