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Math 5th and 6th Grade
Instructor: Miss Rothstein   
Welcome!

This school year is flying by! I cannot believe we are already into February! As the cold weather continues, theá5th and 6th grade students dive into new math topics, such as multiplying fractions and discovering unit rates!

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns: lrothstein@lbi.k12.nj.us

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What's new? JANUARY
The 6th graders ended their latest unit by creating their own movie theatre. Each student was in charge of calculating costs for their theatre. This included concession stand budgets, video arcade rooms, or even school field trips. This project helped students practice their long division skills, while also relating math concepts to real life situations. Currently, students are reviewing how to fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers. They will be using those skills, along with concepts from earlier in the year, to evaluate expressions and solve equations. Students have enjoyed playing Kahoot in order to test themselves to see what they remember from September. The 5th graders just completed their assessment on decimal division. They have been taking part in scavenger hunts around the room in order to review. They were recently introduced to the fraction unit, where they will work on finding common denominators in order to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers. The 5th graders have been completing EdPuzzles in order to get a more in depth view at new and old topics.
Math Lab
Students in 6S and 6R have been experiencing a change to their daily schedule with the addition of math labs! A lot of planning and teacher communication made this great idea come to life. Since the sixth grade curriculum is very rigorous this year, sixth grade students will be participating in an extra period of math each week. This extra time is used to review certain concepts through hands on activities and group learning. The sixth grade team is excited at the success of math labs so far!!
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Center Activities!
So far this year, the 5th and 6th graders have been participating in student-led center games and activities. ​The goal is for the students to use what they have learned throughout the week to complete activities and games individually and in groups. Students get a chance to show what they know by participating in math centers throughout the classroom. The different math activities let students practice skills and concepts that they have learned in a fun and engaging way. Centers are student led and allow students to choose what concept they want to practice. So far, they have been a big hit! Check out the descriptions of some of the games below by clicking on 5th Grade Center Activity Descriptions and 6th Grade Center Activity Descriptions under Categories! You can also find links to some of the games under Files so you can continue practicing skills at home!
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Pearson Realize
If a student needs to catch up on missed work, forgot their homework, or needs to go over what was taught in class, they can access their workbook online! Students were given a username and password that they can use to log into the Pearson Realize website. The website link can be found under the 'links' tab below. This website allows students to access an e-text version of the book. They can also review certain sections from a topic using helpful tools, such as topic games and videos. Give it a try!
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Schedule
Special Schedule for 6R:
Monday- PE
Tuesday- Art
Wednesday- Music
Thursday- PE
Friday- TIPP/World Language
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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