Davis/Martin Weekly Update

April 4 - 8

Dear Parents,

We are back in full swing! It's hard to believe that there are only 8 more weeks left of this school year. With that being said, they will be a very busy 8 weeks. Please make sure to check your child's take-home folder nightly for important forms and reminders. We will also be updating this newsletter and sending out text reminders of important dates and information.

If you have not returned your child's permission slip for our Capitol Field Trip on the 22nd, please do so as soon as possible. Remember that this trip will get back after the buses dismiss, so after school transportation will need to be provided.

This week, 5th grade will begin the Junior Achievement program. We will be using the JA Biztown curriculum to teach students about financial literacy, the community and economy, work readiness, and business management. Once these lessons have been completed, students will be ready to take a field trip to "JA Biztown" in Memphis, where students will participate in a day-long visit to this interactive simulated town facility. They will put all the skills and information they learned to use by taking on specific responsibilities to help the town succeed. For more information, please visit: http://www.jamemphis.org/programs/biztown.htm.

Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Martin





  • Reading/Writing: We will continue to practice close reading with Patriot and Loyalist primary sources. Students will analyze letters written by different people during the Revolutionary War time period.
  • Social Studies: We will begin chapter 9: The Revolutionary War. We will also be working on our JA Biztown curriculum.
  • Rea Aloud: Storyteller written by Patricia Reilly Giff


  • Science: We are putting our Space Unit on hold and going to work on the JA Biztown Curriculum.
  • Math: We will review on Monday, have our Unit Test on Tuesday , and then move on to our Measurement and Geometry Unit.
  • We have implemented a new web-based curriculum called MobyMax in our classrooms. MobyMax is tailored to your child's individual needs, and we think you will be very impressed by how fast your child will excel while using Moby. Students will be responsible for logging in practice time. Students need to complete 1 round of Fact Fluency (unless they have 100% in all four categories) and 10 minutes of Individualized Math Lessons. The students might want to set a timer.
  • Students can continue to work on Khan Academy and Front Row Math.


  • Weekly Reading Log: 20 minutes of reading, 5 nights per week, DUE MONDAYS (this is averaged into your child's reading grade)
  • Weekly MobyMax Log: 1 round of Fact Fluency and at least 10 minutes of Math, 5 nights per week, DUE MONDAYS (this is averaged into your child's math grade)
  • Weekly Vocabulary Page: This will go home every Tuesday, and needs to be completed and returned every Wednesday
  • Students will most always have math homework every night through the week, Fridays and weekends off.


  • Have you downloaded the Nettleton app? If not, go to your app store and search for Nettleton Public Schools. You will be able to email staff, receive information regarding school closing and much more!


Tues. April 5: Math Test - Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals

Wed. April 6: THINK and TAP - Business Expo Field Trip

Mon. April 11: 5th Grade OLSAT Testing

Wed. April 13: Talent Show Tryouts

Fri. April 22: State Capitol Field Trip

Mon. April 25 and Tues. April 26: 5th Grade ACT Aspire Testing

Thurs. April 28: Bookworm Buddies - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fri. April 29: Luau - Ticketed Event