Ms. Issa

Welcome to 5th grade I am very excited to be your child's Math and Social Studies teacher.
Our math Homework and Remembering book is available below:

We will continue to use the district math curriculum called Math Expressions. It focuses on problem-solving in everyday situations, frequent practice of basic skills,
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Your child will have a math workbook. This will be a student journal that provides problems for daily practice. They will also have a Homework and Remembering workbook that they can bring home for homework. I assign homework Monday-Thursday. If your child takes more than 30 minutes to finish please feel free to write me note.
Unit Standards:
1. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
2. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4 Model with mathematics.
6 Attend to precision.
7 Look for and make use of structure.
8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Social Studies
The time line is from the 1400's-1800's. The basic themes are as follows: Introduction to History, the America's before 1492, Age of European Exploration, Colonization to Colonial America, Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and Labor, American Revolution and the Constitution. Students will also be learning about how our government was constructed and operates. In addition, students will be learning the
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geography of the United States by studying regions.

We will be having a social studies test this week:
Blastic and Issa Class on Friday
Cohen And Rayle on Tuesday Oct 5th
Students can review chapter 14 and take the reading challenge at
my email is
username is the initials and class number
password is their teacher's last name

Constitution Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt