It's hard to believe the first month of school is already behind us, and we are already halfway through first quarter! That said, the students are adjusting well to their new routines and to fifth grade. For the remainder of the first quarter the students will continue to work on their reading and comprehension skills, grammar review to help strengthen the composition of their writing, and continue building their vocabulary through our word study units. In math, the students will continue to practice finding the mean, median, mode, and range of given data; changing fractions to decimals and decimals to percents; variables, expression, and equations; and area and perimeter. During Social Studies the students will finish learning about the five themes of geography as well as begin learning about the northeast region of the United States. For science the students will finish learning about changes to Earth's surface, and begin learning all about various rocks and minerals.