Common errors students make in this process are regrouping when they shouldn’t and forgetting to reduce the number of tens.
In writing we worked on combining simple sentences together to make compound sentences. We also wrote expository paragraphs about parts of plants and parts of trees. We drew and labeled diagrams to go with our writing.
We read The Polar Express in which a boy takes a mysterious train ride to the North Pole. The author uses descriptive language and exquisite illustrations to describe the trip. After reading the book we found the North Pole on the globe. Then we wrote about our own imaginary train ride to the North Pole in our journals.
On Friday, the fifth grade hosted the class for their explorer day event. Students were able to interview the older students who became a famous world explorer for a day. The fifth graders did an excellent job researching their explorers and answering questions about the life of their chosen explorer. Ask your child about some of the explorers he or she met.