Ms. Issa

Welcome to 5th grade I am very excited to be your child's Math and Social Studies teacher.


Our math 5th grade Homework and Remembering book is available below:

We will continue to use the district math curriculum called Math Expressions. It focuses on problem-solving in everyday situations, frequent practice of basic skills,

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Your child will have a math workbook. This will be a student journal that provides problems for daily practice. They will also have a Homework and Remembering workbook that they can bring home for homework. I assign homework Monday-Thursday. If your child takes more than 30 minutes to finish please feel free to write me note.

Unit Standards:


1. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.


2. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.


1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.


3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.


4 Model with mathematics.


6 Attend to precision.


7 Look for and make use of structure.


8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

For the 5 plus math book go to the link below and follow the following directions

Parent Access to Math Expressions Online Portal
1. Go online to
2. Fill in login information as follows: State: Michigan
District: Birmingham Public School District
School: Pierce Elementary School
User Name: Note: the username is unique to each child it’s tc and their initials and a number
Password: The password is the word “issa17”
4. Check the box that says “Remember my information” so the next time you login you will not need to select State, District, and School 5.
Once logged in, click on “My Library”
6. Icons will appear that give you access to the Student Activity book, online math tools, and Mega Math activities for practice 7. If you click into the Student Activity Book, you can search the “Table of Contents” by clicking the “Book” icon in the top left corner. This will take you to whatever unit and lesson your child is working on. Once you are at the lesson page, click on the “Chainlinks” icon at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear that includes the homework and remembering sheets and other important resources for support.
8. In that drop down menu, click on “Education Place”. This link will take you to the following valuable resources for each grade level: Unit Overview (explains the content and skills being taught within each unit) Research and Math Background (explains the processes/procedures and research behind the learning so you can help support your child) Teaching Tools (provides access to many printable learning tools and resources for at-home practice) Math Talk Learning Community (explains goals of math talk and emphasis on math reasoning) Problem Types (explains how problems grow in complexity and deploy over the course of a unit/grade)

Social Studies
The time line is from the 1400's-1800's. The basic themes are as follows: Introduction to History, the America's before 1492, Age of European Exploration, Colonization to Colonial America, Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and Labor, American Revolution and the Constitution. Students will also be learning about how our government was constructed and operates. In addition, students will be learning the
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geography of the United States by studying regions.

We will be having a social studies test this week:
Blastic and Issa Class on Friday
Cohen And Rayle on Tuesday Oct 5th
Students can review chapter 14 and take the reading challenge at
my email is
username is the initials and class number
password is their teacher's last name

Constitution Bill of Rights Scavenger Hunt