5th Grade News!

February 16-19

Miscellaneous Info

  • Please make sure that your child is dressed for colder weather during recess. We will go outside if the windchill is 38 degrees or higher. If windchill is 37 degrees or lower, we will have indoor recess.
  • If your child would like to bring his or her own headphones to use with the computers, that is perfectly fine. However, they will be responsible for them.

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We will finish discussing adding and subtracting fractions and will move into Multiplying fractions. Students will be expected to represent the operation with models.

Homework: Adding/Subtracting Fractions

FISD Cluster 3 Parent Letter:


FISD Cluster 3 Guide to Digging Deeper:



This week in writing we will continue working on our poetry unit. We will be completing various types of poems.

Homework: Study Spelling Words


1. consider

2. humorous

3. absolutely

4. thermometer*

5. centimeter*

6. diameter*

7. create

8. creature

9. depart

10. departure

11. sign

12. signature

Challenge List

1. barometer*

2. millimeter*

3. speedometer*

4. odometer*

5. decimeter*


This week we will continue working on our organisms and environments until. We will learn about how organisms live and survive in their ecosystem.

HOMEWORK: Unit 4 Vocabulary, STEMscopes activities week 1


Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will analyze important leaders in the Civil War and how it ended. We will also analyze how the Transcontinental Railroad affected the economy of the United States.

Words to Know







  • Please let your child's teacher know if they will be going home with another student or going home another way (ex. carpool - walker)
  • We do have pencils on hand for students when they don't have one, but they are dwindling away quickly! Please help remind your student to be prepared with supplies when they come to class.

Wish List

  • Pencils


WIN a night at the MOVIES!

1. Ensure your family and friends have linked their Kroger Plus cards to NORRIS ELEMENTARY PTA (https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards).

2. Shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus card.

3. Make a “raffle ticket” by tearing off the bottom of your Kroger receipts showing:

2015-2016 Kroger Community Rewards
You are contributing to

4. Clearly write your first and last name, your grade and your teacher’s name on the “raffle ticket” in CAPITAL LETTERS.

5. Drop your “raffle ticket” in the raffle box in the school office.

Raffle tickets will be accepted from January 15, 2016 through February 29, 2016. The drawing will take place on March 1, 2016.

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