Hello everyone! The fifth grade teachers at Randolph Heights are Joe Flahavan and Colleen Pierson. Mr. Flahavan's room is 2409, and Ms. Pierson's room is 2206.
Everyday Math will help your child learn many new concepts such as Number Theory, Estimation, Geometry, Division, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Exponents, Negative Numbers, Coordinates, Area, Algebra, and Probability.
Your child will be involved with guided reading groups, book groups, and reading independently. We will be learning reading strategies such as making connections, visualizing, making predictions, questioning, inferring, and summarizing through mini-lessons, authentic literature, and personal responses to their own reading.
Your child will be gathering seed ideas and developing ideas in a writer’s notebook. From these ideas, we will be writing and publishing Memoirs, Open Cycle Writing, Personal Essays, Literary Non-Fiction, Written Correspondence, Informational Writing, Biography, Poetry, Writing Conventions, and Response to Literature. We will use Mentor texts to study author’s craft. Vocabulary will be developed with Spelling activities.
Randolph Heights is a CORE Knowledge school. Some of the units fifth grade study include World Lakes and Geography, Age of Exploration, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations, Civil War, Native Americans, United States Geography, and more. See the web site link for CORE Knowledge which gives a more complete listing of content covered in 5th grade.
We are looking forward to a year full of discovery, excitement and learning. Parents, feel free to stop by for a visit to our classroom. You are always welcome.