5th Grade News!

April 11 - 15

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)

Jump Rope for Heart

Don't forget to register for Jump Rope for Heart at heart.org/jump
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Wish List

  • Pencils
  • Tissues


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


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


This week in writing we will start our research unit. The students will be researching a famous scientist.

Homework: Study Spelling


1. evening

2. entire

3. conditions

4. incredible

5. schedule

6. artist*

7. dentist*

8. colonist*

9. castle

10. cast

11. listen

12. list

Challenge List

1. florist*

2. orthodontist*

3. columnist*

4. socialist*

5. linguist*


This week we will finish up 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. At the end of the week, the students will be taking the CBA over adaptations, metamorphosis, and traits.

The Quick Check over Traits is Wednesday.

HOMEWORK: Unit 5 Vocabulary, STEMscopes activities week 3


This week in Reading we will analyze text for the purpose of synthesizing. 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.

Book Clubs: This week we are starting Book Clubs! A Book Club is a wonderful opportunity for your child to engage in meaningful conversation about text. Each Book Club consists of about 6 students. 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 chapter(s) for the week and respond. Responses could change from week to week. This week's response includes identifying important events, vocabulary, and asking questions. This will be passed out in class on Monday along with your child's novel. Below is an example your for convenience.

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Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will analyze influential inventors and their inventions. We will discuss how these scientific and technological advances have changed our lives and can impact our future.

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

Science CBA

Friday, April 15th, 8am

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX




No School - Student Holiday

Monday, April 25th, 7:45am

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX

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