Davis/Martin Weekly Update

September 8 - September 11

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone enjoyed their extra day off this weekend! We had such a great time celebrating 50 years of Nettleton football at school. So many students (and teachers) participated in the themed days. Make sure to check out the UHI facebook page to see pictures!

This Thursday, cookie dough orders are due. Please make sure to turn in the yellow permission slip with the order form (if you have not done so yet). Scholastic book orders are due next Wednesday, the 16th. Please consider ordering a book or two this month. The more books we order this month, the more points we will earn to order new books for our classroom library! Go to http://martin5thgrade.weebly.com/ for information on how to order online.

Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Martin





  • Genre Unit: Studets will learn all the different book genres. They will practice identifying genres of books.
  • Students will write a reader response journal entry to their personal books.
  • Daily Language Week 3
  • Weekly Vocabulary: tuition, tamper, vigorous, flourish
  • Read Aloud: Maniac Magee written by Jerry Spinelli
  • Writing: Students will be learning the rules and expectations for Writing Workshop. We will review the writing process and begin a Memoir Unit.
  • Social Studies: Native Americans (chapter 2 from our textbook), September 11th lesson


  • Students will continue learning the scientific method in science class. Our unit test will be this Friday, September 11th.
  • In math, we will still be working fractions, We will adding/subtracting like mixed numbers and adding/subtracting unlike fractions.
  • We will continue to work on our individualized math program on Khan Academy. Students are allowed to work on it at home.
  • The students are improving their multiplication fluency by working on Math Facts Pro. Your student may also work on this website at home.


  • Weekly Reading Log: This week students will only need to read 4 nights (due to Monday being a holiday).
  • EVERY FRIDAY students will have a language/vocabulary quiz. They are encouraged to take home any of the practice we've done in class to help them prepare and review.
  • Students will most always have math homework every night through the week, Fridays and weekends off.


  • If you have not already, please send $1.50 for the UHI take-home folder.
  • Cookie dough orders are due this Thursday, September 10th.
  • Scholastic Reading Club orders will be due Wednesday September 16th.
  • You can sign-up for text or email reminders of classroom events by clicking here for Mrs. Martin's Homeroom or here for Mrs. Davis' Homeroom.


  • Thurs. 9/10: Cookie Dough Orders due
  • Wed. 9/16: Scholastic Book Orders due
  • Fri. 9/18: Mid-Quarter Reports sent home
  • Fri. 9/25: Water Day - ticketed event
  • Fri. 10/2: 5th Grade 4H Workshop - Nature Center

QR Challenge:

Tell the correct answer to Mrs. Martin and add a bead to your homeroom jar.