Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Essential Fifth Grade Questions

As I dive into updating and deepening the fifth grade program this summer, I'll think about what the essential questions are? What questions will lead our efforts?

I'll add to this list and make revisions over the summer, but to start with here are a few?


  • What do I need to do to be a successful team member?
  • How do effective teams work?
  • How can I be a good friend and classmate?
  • What is the expected social etiquette and behavior and why is knowing this important?
  • What routines, behaviors, and efforts set me up for success?
  • What does effective practice look like? Why is that important?
  • What is proportion? Where do we see and use proportional reasoning? 
  • What are numbers? How do numbers work?
  • What is a system? How can knowing and understanding the concept of systems help me to learn?
  • What is the base ten number system? How does the base-ten number system work?
  • How can I use numbers, shapes, diagrams, graphs, pictures, and more to solve problems, analyze information, and prove truths?
  • What is science? Why is learning science important?
  • How can I effectively learn science in the classroom lab and in the environment?
  • How do my senses help me to learn science?