Summer Math Packet Information

Below are links to the summer math packets, as well as information from Heather. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Letter from Heather:

Letter to Families of Students Entering 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Re Summer Math Packets 2019 (2)


Summer Math Calendar, 4 Questions a Day:

Entering 6th Grade Summer Math Calendar Four a Day 2019.doc-2 (1)


Math Concepts and Computation:

Entering 6th Grade Summer Math Calendar Concepts and Computation 2019 (1)




Scale Drawings

After talking about scale, 5Y students had a chance to draw themselves 1o times smaller.


5Y Students’ Symmetrical Designs


Area of a Large Circle!

A couple of weeks ago, 5Y students learned how to calculate the area of a circle. For practice and a bit of a challenge, we went across the street and the children worked in groups to find the area of the large circle in the middle of the lacrosse field. In case you were wondering, we came up with 413,755 square inches.


Slater Museum Photos


Radish Carving

5Y is reading Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan. In the book, several characters travel to Oaxaca, Mexico and end up observing and participating in a radish carving competition. We tried some radish carving today and had quite a bit of fun!


Our Investigation of Geometry Begins

This week we started our investigation of geometry. We began by learning about the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference. 5Y students measured several circles and found that for each circle, slightly more than three diameters equaled the circumference. This led to our first discussion of pi.


Planting With Our Buddies

5Y students and their buddies participated in a planting activity yesterday. Foote’s Environmental Action Group organized this activity to honor Earth Day, and every grade will eventually participate. All of the plant species chosen are native, and they are pollinator and bird friendly as well.


Bar and Circle Graphs

Each 5Y student came up with a question that became part of a survey that was administered to the entire fifth grade. Once data was collected, my students created bar and circle graphs to share their results, which tied in nicely with our investigation of percent.