5th Grade News!

April 4 - 8

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)

Box Top Week is Coming Soon!

Box Tops and Labels Collection Week is here!

Bring in your Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Labels next week (4/4-4/8)! Each student in the class that collects the most in the school will win a Box Tops Spirit Stick. And the class that collects the most in each grade level will get to "crown" their teacher!

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Wish List

  • Pencils
  • Tissues


THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THOSE THAT STEPPED UP AND SUPPLIED US WITH BOXES OF TISSUES!!! IT IS SO APPRECIATED!


Click on the Amazon link below if you interested in donating items to Coach Burliegh for Norris Elementary's very first Field Day!

Math

This week we will be reviewing representing multiplication and division of decimals with area models. We will also continue to fine tune other skills over the next few weeks such as: adding/subtracting fractions, multiplying/dividing fractions, and writing equations.


The students have LOVED designing their own decimal game, and playing each other's! They have been so creative!


Homework: Video Game Scores

Writing

This week in writing we will finish working on our creative writing unit. The students will start working on imaginary stories whether they are from ordinary moments or what we wish the world was like.


Homework: Study Spelling

Spelling

1. agreed

2. similar

3. forward

4. experience

5. northern

6. capitalism*

7. prism*

8. organism*

9. moisten

10. moist

11. fasten

12. fast


Challenge List

1. communism*

2. socialism*

3. heroism*

4. racism*

5. patriotism*

Science

This week we will start our 2nd organisms and environments unit. We will learn about how traits! The students will be able to differentiate between inherited traits and learned behaviors.


HOMEWORK: Unit 5 Vocabulary, STEMscopes activities week 3

Reading

This week in Reading we will analyze poetry. We will not only create summaries of poetry, but also analyze various summaries to determine which is the best.


Homework: Read and code Shel Silverstein's poem, Sick (Handed out in class on Monday). On the back, create a summary of the poem. We will analyze our summaries in class on Friday!

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will analyze the presidents of the 20th Century. We will take a look at their accomplishments and important events that occurred during their presidency.


Homework: Study states and capitals!

Identifying all 50 states and their capitals is an important skill. This is also something that is fun to study at home! The final states and capitals quiz will be given on Tuesday, April 26th. Below are some fun ways to practice at home! If you find additional websites or apps that your child loves and find helpful in studying, please let me know!


Lizard Point: http://lizardpoint.com/geography/usa-quiz.php


Ironic Sans: http://www.ironicsans.com/state22.html


IPAD Apps: Stack the States, iAmerica

Nelson Parent Meeting

Tuesday, April 5th, 6pm

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Frisco, TX

Science CBA

Friday, April 15th, 8am

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX

Adaptations

Metamorphosis

Traits

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS RAFFLE

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
NORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA

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.

Overdue Books