5th Grade News!

May 9 - 13

Miscellaneous Info

  • Please reinforce at home the importance of having all of necessary supplies ready to go at school. There is a good percentage of students that don't come to school with PENCILS. Our extra supply ran out before winter break, and we have kept "loaners" marked with tape available in the classrooms, and now that supply has also dwindled to stubby pencils without erasers. Thank you for your help with this!
  • Please let your child's teacher know if they will be going home with another student or going home another way (ex. carpool - walker)

Chaperones Needed for Strikz

Chaperone Interest Form

Chaperone responsibilities would include providing your own transportation, arriving early to help gather bowling shoes, monitoring students at a bowling lane, monitoring laser tag, and assisting at the pavilion.

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With 3 weeks left of school, here is what we are focusing on!

Problem Solving - Exemplars - (Problems that require higher-level thinking and that students show the process in which they came to the answer)

Continuing to review 5th grade concepts that students still may struggle with. We are reinforcing our knowledge of the skills, as well as building on the concepts to be prepared for middle school math! We will be working on a foldable that students can have to refer to for next year.

Each week we will have a review of the clusters we have covered for grades. These assignments will coincide with the skills we are reviewing that week.


This week in writing we will start working on expository letters!

Homework: study spelling


1. provide

2. guess

3. vacuum

4. indicate

5. property

6. chief

7. various

8. rhythm

9. necessary

10. police*

11. policy*

12. politics*

Challenge List

1. politician*

2. political*

3. metropolis*

4. policing*

5. cosmopolitan*


STAAR test on Wednesday

HOMEWORK: Come to school focused and prepared to demonstrate your science knowledge! Play outside and get a good night's rest!


This week in Reading we will continue to analyze text for the purpose of synthesizing. This week we will focus on Nonfiction text. In order to synthesize, we use our background knowledge and text to form conclusions and predictions. We then change our conclusions and predictions as we read and gather new information.

We love our new class book: The School of Fear! It is an awesome book, ask your child how they like it so far! There are several sequels to this book that your child might enjoy reading this summer!

Book Clubs: Book Clubs have been a huge success! I love hearing our students have authentic conversations about text. Remember, each student is responsible for taking care of their novel. These novels are brand new! If your child loses or damages a book club novel, there will be a $10 fee.

Homework: Homework will be to read the assigned book club chapter(s) for the week and respond. Responses will change from week to week. This week's response is to respond on Google Classroom. Due Friday!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will collect, analyze, and interpret data using maps and charts.

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Science STAAR

Wednesday, May 11th, 8am

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX

Field Day

Friday, May 20th, 9am

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX


Tuesday, May 31st, 10am

8789 Lebanon Road

Frisco, TX

Overdue Books