During the middle of March our 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the annual PARCC assessment. We created a one-minute flash PARCC Parent Survey to help us understand how we can best support your efforts at home:
We would greatly appreciate your feedback and we promise the survey is quick and painless!
We know that a strong parent school partnership leads to student success. Many parents have expressed interest in additional information to support their children at home. We’ve added PARCC information and parent resources to our website at:
Here’s what students grades five and six are learning this week:
5th grade: Students have been finding whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. They illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (5.NBT.6) They have also been learning to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. (5.NBT.7 ) For additional resources, please click on the blue linked words above.
6th grade: Students have been solving equations or inequalities as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? They can use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.(6.EE.B.5) Students also use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; and understand that a variable can represent an unknown number. (6.EE.B.6) Additionally, students have been solving real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations that contain all nonnegative rational numbers by algorithms or by using models. (6.EE.B.7). For additional resources, please click on the blue linked words above.
In the 5th & 6th grade, the students are preparing for the PARCC by practicing the following Common Core Standards for Literature.
5th grade: (R.L.5.8) This 5th grade skill will enable students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
6th grade: (R.L.6.1) This 6th grade skill will enable students to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
5th grade: (W.5.8) This 5th grade writing skill will enable students to recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
6th grade: (W.6.8) This 6th grade writing skill will enable students to gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Grade 6 Quoted & Paraphrase Text
Thanks for your support!
John Kosirog, Ed.D.