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Welcome to a wonderful new year in Lackland Elementary's Fifth Grade! During the First Nine Weeks, students will explore the Nature of Science through hands-on investigations which will give them ample opportunities to practice laboratory safety with science tools and procedures.
Students will also investigate Physical Science during the First Nine Weeks as they classify matter, experiment with forces, and begin to investigate light and electrical energy.
Parents can assist their children in mastering Science concepts by challenging them to make connections with the world around them. Making real-world connections is one of the best ways to encourage higher-order thinking in your child. It helps him or her to "think like a scientist!"
Students also will be challenged to increase the depth and complexity of their learning throughout the course of the year through opportunities to research and investigate certain topics in greater depth, and make interdisciplinary and real-world connections through the various units. Additionally, they will participate in the Science Fair later in the semester.
Language Arts will have a strong writing component which will challenge your child to master Narrative, Expository, Descriptive, and Persuasive writing. Social Studies for Fifth Graders will focus on American History. This promises to be a busy and exciting year, and I look forward to working with your child!