5th Grade News!

January 11th - 15th

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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This week we will be reviewing graphing and analyzing data, but the data will include decimals and fractions. We covered graphing in Cluster 1, but with whole numbers. This week it will give the students an opportunity to practice working with decimals again, and should serve as a review time for working with fractions.

Homework: Set 53 of Lone STAAR problem Solving

(from problem solving packet that was graded)

*Keep set 95 for next week's homework.

FISD Cluster 3 Parent Letter:


FISD Cluster 3 Guide to Digging Deeper:



This week in writing we will start our persuasive unit. The students will be learning the characteristics of persuasive writing. The students will be learning how to write strong persuasive letters.

Homework: Study Spelling Words


1. insect

2. determine

3. doctor

4. telescope*

5. television*

6. telephone*

7. select

8. selection

9. instruct

10. instruction

11. graduate

12. graduation

Challenge List

1. telegram*

2. telegraph*

3. teleportation*

4. telepathy*

5. telescopic*


This week we finish up our first Earth and Space unit with a CBA on Wednesday. On Friday, we will start the second Earth and Space unit with the water cycle.

*I will pass out the homework sheet on Monday but we will not take the quick check until the following week (week of Jan. 19th)

HOMEWORK: Unit 4 Vocabulary words and STEMscopes activity Week 1


This week in Reading we will be discussing and viewing different types of Media Literacy. Media literacy includes Newspaper, Magazines, Advertisements, Websites, and other forms of technology that provide information. We will also analyze different techniques that are used in Media Literacy such as images, text, music, video, and interviews.

HOMEWORK: Read "The Zoo" (passed out in class on Monday) and use your coding strategy to track your thinking as you read. Then, answer the questions on the back. Due Friday!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will discuss The Louisiana Purchase and its significance.We will also discuss the journey of Lewis and Clark.

Words to Know









Yearbooks are available for purchase on the Norris Website for $25 each.


Yearbook sales will end on January 31st, 2016.


  • 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

Norris Now Performance

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2:15pm

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Math Night

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 6:30pm

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX

Overdue Books