Math and Science

Math and Science

Monday, January 15, 2018

OPA 2017-2018 Week#20 Jan. 15-19

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Dear Parents and Students,


We are off to a great start for the new year! Quarter 3 starts this Tuesday, January 16. Please discuss the "3P's" with your child:  Positive, Prepared, Polite.  Having a positive attitude, being prepared with school supplies (pencils, eraser, red pencil/pen, colored pencils or markers, glue sticks and scissors for projects) and using good manners will take your child far in life!

Please continue encouraging your child to work on developing good habits to be a successful learner.  Students should keep all of their supplies in their pencil pouch, which is kept in their Math & Science binder in the classroom.  Make sure daily math In-class/homework assignments are completed and turned in on time. If students are consistently not turning in their work, then it adds up and becomes hard to catch up for a better grade.

HOMEROOM

On Friday, January 12, administrators and teachers reviewed hallway expectations and the dress code with 5th graders. The dress code policies were sent home with your child, stapled in their planner. Please review the dress code policy with your child at home and then sign it and return to Ms. Chiang by Friday, January 19. This assignment is worth 10 points.

Please continue checking and signing your child's planner daily. Please ask them what they have learned in school and encourage them to keep learning. Parent/Guardian's Signature is required for their planner. Students earn 2 points per day by having their planner in class and signed.

In order to participate in the OPA monthly Aguilas of Excellence, students must meet the expectations and have no more than 3 violations for PUNT: Planner, Uniform,Name Tag, Tardy.

  • Planner is expected to be signed daily
  • Uniform is expected to be tucked in at all times during school hours. Please read the dress code policy that was sent home with your child or check your child's planner for more details.
  • Their name tag is expected to be worn on the collar of the uniform. It is important for students to have their name tag in order to make, checking out library books and the lunch scan run more smoothly and timely. It is $5 dollars to replace a name tag or a planner if your child lost their name tag or their planner. 
  • Students should be in the classroom when the first bell rings at 8:05 a.m. They should not be socialized with their friends by their lockers and then arrive tardy to classes.

ASPIRE GRADEBOOK

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MATH

We are learning about Fractions. Your child took home their math projects: Dodecahedron (All About Fractions) and Fractional Me poster, home with them last Friday. They are graded and returned to the students to keep at home.

Last week, students learned how to change fractions from an improper fraction to a mixed number fraction and from a mixed number fraction to an improper fraction. This week, we are going to use those skills to do adding and subtracting fractions with like (same) and unlike (not same) denominators and then reduce the answer to it's simplest form.

Math vocabulary words and math facts are fundamental tools to solve many math problems in class. When students study math vocabulary words, they understand what the question is asking them to solve and it allows them to have mindful math discussions in class.  When students are fluent in their math facts, they can solve math problem more efficiently and successfully.

MULTIPLICATION Facts 6,7,8,9,12 Quizlet link:  https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa

FRACTION Vocabulary Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/2123898/fraction-vocabulary-flash-cards/

SCIENCE 

We are in week 2 of our Electricity Unit. This week, students will learn about what static electricity is and what causes it. We will also review and construct a model of an Atom. A study guide was sent home with your child last Monday on Jan.8. Students can also practice on quizlet from the link below. Please continue practicing the vocabulary words at home. This week students will have an electricity week #2, vocabulary words quiz on Thursday, Jan.18.

Electricity Vocabulary Words Week#2 


Quizlet 

Electricity vocabulary cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo

Electricity concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6

REMINDER 

Jan. 15 No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan.16 School resumes, Quarter 3 begins
Feb.2  AOE, 1/2 day for students, Dismissal @12:45
Feb.7 Utah Symphony Field Trip (***Permission slip was sent home with your child last week, please sign and turn to Music teacher before due date)
Feb. 15 Parent Teacher Conference, 1/2 day for students, Dismissal @12:45
Feb. 16 Parent Teacher Conference
Feb. 22  5th/6th Nordic Valley Ski



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

OPA 2017-2018 Week #18 & 19 Jan.3-12



" Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."~ Oprah Winfrey


Welcome Back to School! I hope you all had a restful and fun holiday with friends and family. We are in a new year and have a new beginning!  Let's start the new year with a positive attitude and good daily habits. Please make sure daily math homework assignments are completed and turned in on time. When students are consistently not turning in their work, it adds up then it becomes difficult for them to make it up in time. Please continue checking and signing your child's planner daily and ask them what they have learned in school.

Second quarter will end on Jan. 12 and third quarter starts on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Any missing assignments, test retakes, or make-up work will need to be turned in by Friday, January 12. 

Aspire


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Math

We are learning about Fractions. This week and next week, students will learn how to change fractions from an improper fraction to a mixed number and from a mixed number to an improper fraction. They will also learn adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. Students will be presenting their "Fractional Me" Math project in class.

Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. You can check out 5th grade Math Resources, or go to: https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa

Online Practice (Math Skills)

The IXL  LEARNING website  has a list of all of the math skills students will learn in fifth grade. Math skills are organized into categories that your child can practice at home. The questions will automatically increase in difficulty as your child improves. Click the link below to practice Math skills with your child: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5


Science 

We will review Magnetism during the week of Jan. 3rd  to 5th  and start the Electricity unit the following week.

Students will take a post-test on Magnetism and pre-test on Electricity, on Jan.5 for Science Benchmark, they are strongly encouraged to bring their own headphones during Sage Practice Tests.

We are starting the Electricity unit on Monday, Jan. 9. Students will understand how electricity originated and understand two types of circuits. Below is the Electricity Week#1 Vocabulary Words and Study Guide for Electricity Vocabulary Words that was sent home with your child. Please keep the study guide at home.

Electricity Vocabulary Words Week#1



Electricity Vocabulary Words -Study Guide





Quizlet

Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy

Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy

Electricity vocabulary cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo

Electricity concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6

Reminders

Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes
Jan.11                 Literacy Night-5th & 6th Grade
Jan.12                 Second Quarter Ends
Jan. 15                No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16                Third Quarter Begins

Sunday, December 17, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#17 Dec.18-21


“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Dear Parents and Students,

You are invited to join us in an OPA North Pole Experience!

  • Who: All OPA students K-6th grade
  • What:Wear Christmas Sweaters, Christmas T-Shirts, Reindeer Antlers, Elf Ears, or Santa Hats - along with your favorite Christmas Socks! (Please wear uniform pants)
  • When: Wednesday, December 20
  • Why: To show your OPA Spirit!

We are almost there!  The school year is just about half over!  Please stay focused on learning Math and Science and doing your best.  Make everyday count! As we approach the Winter Break, please accept my best wishes for a joyful and relaxing holiday with your family.  And a special thank you to all the wonderful parents.  Thank you for your support and for working with your child.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Aspire


Students' grade for Math and Science are updated weekly.

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Math 

Students will continue working on there "Fractional Me" Project in class this week to practice the following concepts and skills:
  • Write fractions in words
  • Use pictures to represent the numerator and denominator
  • Compare fractions
  • Find equivalent fractions 
  • Simplify fractions 
  • Add and Subtract fractions 

Science 

This week, students will investigate the effects of magnets on the needle of a compass, and compare this to the effects of Earth's magnetic field on the needle of a compass. Below is this week's vocabulary words on Magnetism LINC#3

compass an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north

natural magnet type of iron ore that occurs in nature and when suspended freely, will point to the North Pole

atlas a book of maps or charts

encyclopedia a book or set of books giving information on many subjects

iron a strong, hard, magnetic, silvery-gray metal; a chemical element; filings are small pieces


Quizlet

Click here for Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy

Click here for Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy

Reminders


Dec. 21              Minimum Day, Dismissal @12:45, Winter Break
Dec. 22-Jan. 2    No School, Winter Break
Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes
Jan.12                 Second Quarter Ends
Jan. 15                No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16                Third Quarter Begins

Sunday, December 10, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#16 Dec.11-15


“Don’t let what you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can do.” ~ John Wooden

Dear Parents & Students, 

The holidays are just around the corner!   Students, thank you for staying focused, doing your best work and completing all homework.  Let's make this a GREAT week!  You will never regret doing your BEST!

Aspire

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Math

We are starting the Fraction Unit this week. Students will learn how to write fractions in words and understand the concept of numerator and denominator. They will also use pictures to represent fractions. Students will also learn equivalent fractions and comparison fractions.

Online Practice (Math Skills)


IXL  LEARNING website  has a list of all of the math skills students will learn in fifth grade. Math skills are organized into categories that your child can practice at home. The questions will automatically increase in difficulty as your child improves. Click the link below to practice Math skills with your child: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5


WIGS

Widely Important Goals (WIGs) for 5th Graders is focused on Division Facts this quarter. Our goal is 80% of 5th grade students will achieve at least 80%, or better on their division facts. This week, students will have Division Facts Quizzes on 9s and 10s. Please practice and study with your child at home.

Please continue practice Multiplication Facts on Quizlet at  https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa


Science

This week, students will compare and contrast permanent magnets, temporary magnets, and electromagnets, and understand that Earth is a permanent magnet and has a magnetic field.  Below is this week's vocabulary words on Magnetism LINC#2

permanent magnet a piece of magnetic material that keeps its magnetism after it is removed from a magnetic field

temporary magnet A material that shows magnetic properties only while exposed to an external magnetic field

electromagnet a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet

compare show similarities (sameness)

contrast show differences


Quizlet

Click here for Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy
Click here for Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy


Reminders

Dec. 21              Minimum Day, Dismissal @12:45, Winter Break
Dec. 22-Jan. 2    No School, Winter Break
Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes
Jan.12                 Second Quarter Ends
Jan. 15                No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16                Third Quarter Begins

Sunday, December 3, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#15 Dec.4-8


"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" ~ Audrey Hepburn

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please continue to check your child's planner DAILY and Aspire gradebook WEEKLY. Students are expected to be prepared and put forth their best effort in classroom work. Students are required to complete any unfinished classroom work as homework. Homework is always due the next school day and any late work or incomplete assignments will not receive a full credit. 

  • Students who are absent are responsible to make up any missing assignments as stated in the Disclosure Statement.
  • Students have been given MULTIPLE opportunities to make up their work during math time on a weekly basis and they are also allowed to RETAKE quizzes/tests during lunchtime and any day after school except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • In addition, students also have opportunities to make up their work monthly during Aguilas of Excellence, to improve their grade.

Please review above expectations with your child and continue encouraging them to be PROACTIVE and RESPONSIBLE, and to become a better learner. 

Aspire  

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Math

We will continue to learn about the Order of Operations (PEMDAS) and to practice solving math expressions individually and with a partner.

Online Practice (Math Skills)

The IXL  LEARNING website  has a list of all of the math skills students will learn in fifth grade. Math skills are organized into categories that your child can practice at home. The questions will automatically increase in difficulty as your child improves. Click the link below to practice Math skills with your child: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5

WIGS

Widely Important Goals (WIGs) for 5th Graders is focused on Division Facts this quarter. Our goal is that 80% of 5th grade students will achieve at least 80%, or better on their division facts. This week, students will have Division Facts Quizzes on 7s and 8s. Please practice and study with your child at home.

Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. You can check out 5th grade Math Resources, or go to: https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa

Science 


We are starting a new science unit on Magnetism. This week students will investigate and compare the behavior of magnetism using magnets, and understand how magnets both attract and repel other magnets.  Below is this week's vocabulary words on Magnetism LINC#1.
  1. magnetic field an area around a magnetic material
  2. magnetic force the force between magnetic poles, producing magnetization
  3. attract to cause to draw near or adhere (stick) by physical force
  4. repel force something similarly magnetized or charged, away from itself

Quizlet

Click here for Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy

Click here for Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy


Reminders 

Dec. 21              Minimum Day, Dismissal @12:45, Winter Break
Dec. 22-Jan. 2    No School, Winter Break
Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes
Jan.12                 Second Quarter Ends
Jan. 15                No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16                Third Quarter Begins

Sunday, November 26, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#14 Nov.27-Dec.1

"You can learn something new EVERY day, if you TRY.  Just give it your BEST shot.  You might surprise YOURSELF!" ~ Anonymous 


Welcome back! I hope you all had a relaxing break. Here is a glance at this week. 


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Math

We will review long division concepts and  start to learn about using Order of Operations (PEMDAS) to evaluate expressions. 

P
Parentheses first
E
Exponents (ie Powers and Square Roots, etc.)
MD
Multiplication and Division (left-to-right)
AS
Addition and Subtraction (left-to-right)

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"Pudgy Elves May Demand A Snack."
"Popcorn Every Monday Donuts Always Sunday."
"Please Eat Mom's Delicious Apple Strudels."
"People Everywhere Made Decisions About Sums
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Khan Academy Video (Order of Operations)



MATH SKILLS ONLINE Practice (5th Grade) 

IXL  LEARNING website  has a list of all of the math skills students will learn in fifth grade. Math skills are organized into categories that your child can practice at home. The questions will automatically increase in difficulty as your child improves. Click the link below to practice Math skills with your child: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5


WIGS

Widely Important Goals (WIGs) for 5th Graders-Division Facts: our goal is 80% of 5th grade students will achieve at least 80%, or better on their division facts. This week, students will have Division Facts Quizzes on 5s and 6s. 


Science 

We will review Matter this week and students will have the Matter post-test on Wednesday. Please click the links below to practice vocabulary words and concepts at home on quizlet. 


Quizlet

Click the link to practice Matter 18 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_2kwlwu

Chick the link to practice Matter Concept Cards on Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_2ky517



Reminders 

Dec. 1                Minimum Day, Dismissal @12:45, Aguilas of Excellence 
Dec. 21              Minimum Day, Dismissal @12:45, Winter Break 
Dec. 22-Jan. 2    No School, Winter Break 
Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes


Sunday, November 12, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#13 Nov.13-17

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey 



Dear Parents and Students:

The Elementary Thanksgiving at OPA is a community dinner that brings all of our families and friends together. This year, it is scheduled on Friday, November 17th.  5th Graders will have Thanksgiving Lunch from 12:40 to 1:10 p.m. The cost per adult is $3.00.  Please contact me, if you are interested in volunteering,  such as serving, cleaning-up, etc.

There is no school next week. School will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.  Enjoy the time with your family and friends.  I wish everyone a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving Break.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!!


Math

This week, students will learn how to divide 3-digit or 4-digit dividends with 2-digit divisors (Whole numbers & Decimals.) 

Widely Important Goals (WIGs) for 5th Graders-Division Facts: Our goal is 80% of 5th grade students will achieve at least 80%, or better on their division facts. This week, students will have Division Facts Quizzes on 3s and 4s. Please practice with your child at home.


Science 

This week, students will learn the following concepts:

A. Compare the total weight of an object to the weight of its individual parts after being disassembled.

B. Compare the weight of a specified quantity of matter, before and after it undergoes melting or freezing.

C. Investigate the results of the combined weights of a liquid and a solid, after the solid has been dissolved and then recovered from the liquid (e.g., salt dissolved in water then water evaporated.)



This week's Science vocabulary words: (Matter LINCs Week#4)

















Quizlet

Click the link to practice Matter 18 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_2kwlwu

Chick the link to practice Matter Concept Cards on Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_2ky517



Reminder 

Nov. 20-24 No School, Thanksgiving Holiday