Christie Long

4th & 5th Grade Science and Honors Math


This May, will be 1st annual IC STEM NIGHTIC (invention convention) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is a focus for us here at VCES and in the past we have done the Invention Convention as a special kind of science fair designed to promote your child’s problem-solving and creative thinking skills. All 4th and 5th grade students are REQUIRED TO ATTEND  the convention on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-7 pm.  ALL 4th and 5th grade students have a STEM folder I provided them with to keep the papers for their projects organized.  The size of the project board should be 36 in X 48 in and needs to be a tri-fold board.  Please Make sure to read through the papers with your child post the timeline at home to help you student stay on track to a successful completion of their STEM project. If you have concerns please contact me at clong@valleycatholic.org

Additional Forms

Topics-4th

 

Topics-5th

 

Science 

In Quarter 4 continue to explore two topics at the same time!  In 4th grade we will be working on Earth Systems, including the rock cycle and how the Earths Crust is constantly changing. In 5th grade we will be focusing on the The Earth, Sun and Moon and how they relate to each other.  Additionally your child should be building testing and finalizing their STEM project for May 23rd.  This month we will be planning how the information on the board will be laid out and how student will communicate the information gathered through the project experience.  Please email me with any questions or concerns.

 

 4th and 5th Honors Math

 

 Topics-4th

  • Fractions and Decimals (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying)(*Nov- Dec topic)
  • Algebra, Data, and Graphing
  • Fluency with division facts and long division
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Engaging Math using Number Talks and Expanded Problem Solving Methods

Topics-5th

  • Visual Representation of Math Problems
  • Fluency with multiplication and division of fractions and decimals(*Nov-Dec topic)
  • Connecting ratio, rate, and percent with multiplication and division
  • Introduction to algebra by writing, interpreting, and using mathematical expressions and equations
  • Word Problems, Word Problems, and more opened ended math tasks to challenge students

 

The pace of math is quick for both classes, often students will be asked to work on a problem or set of problems at home that they are needing to use resources to solve. Students can watch videos, use books or notes to work on problems.  Encourage your child to try problems on their own…struggle is good to a point.  Additionally, participation and behavior is monitored in the honors class, please make sure students know that focus and attention are important in class since we have a short meeting time.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership in educating your children.

 

Current Math Focus: 4th grade is Fractions, Fractions and more Fractions and 5th grade Expressions and Equations

 

 

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Events

Thank you for supporting us by working with your kids at home!

If you would like to help in the science room, or have any questions email me at clong@valleycatholic.org

 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

 

 


Classroom Schedule

Monday 

8-11 am 4th and 5th Science

4th and 5th Honors Math 12:45-2:15

Tuesday

8-11 am 4th and 5th Science

4th and 5th Honors Math 12:45-2:15

Wednesday

4th and 5th Honors Math 12:45-2:15

Thursday

8:45-10:15 am 4th and 5th Science

4th and 5th Honors Math 12:45-2:15

Friday

8:45-10:15 am 4th and 5th Science

4th and 5th Honors Math 12:45-2:15

 


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