Grades 5-7 Mr. Hanson

Welcome Parents and Students! 

CHALLENGE QUESTION:  (45.6 + .345) X 3.5 =

5th: Math/Science/History:  Times I see 5th grade:  10:33-11:20  (Lunch 11:20-11:55) 11:55-1:26

Math:    We are combining our order of operations with different multiplication properties.  Currently we are looking at the distributive property.  In class we wrapped up ENY U2 Lesson #3, which we started on Monday, and worked on in class today.  Students had plenty of time to get this done in class if they used their time wisely.  We also worked on ENY U2 Lesson #4.  This is having students look at multiplication as groups of.  Often times we can round up or down to an easier mental math problem, then take away or add more after. 

Example of 11 X 34.  We can think of it as (10 X 34) + (1 X 34).  Much easier to multiply by a ten mentally.  



History:  Our Explorer Report.  Due dates are on the front of the student’s note packet.  A copy of their notes packet and rubric can be found in their digital classroom. 

Due dates are as follows: 

November 17th Notes Packet due.

December 1st Rough Draft.

December 8th Final Draft, route map, explorer’s flag. 

Homework:  Eny U2 Lesson 3 and/or 4.    Study math facts. 

Math Websites:

A throw back game from the 80’s and 90’s:  Number Munchers:

SBAC Practice Test Link:

A great science game website:

6th: English Language Arts:  Times I see 6th grade:  8:10-9:46

Theme test.

Homework:   Work on book project.  Read 30 min.  

7th: Reading Writing Lab:

We continued reading our story, House of the Scorpion.  Currently we are on chapter 10.  Students have been focusing on using context clues to decipher what the Spanish words in our story mean.


TREK:  Academic support TREK.

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