5th Grade Newsletter

February 1, 2016

Norwood Happenings

Math and Science Night at Norwood -

Math and Science Night will be on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Norwood Gym. Each grade level will have a hands-on Math and Science activities for students to participate in. Each student that attends will get a free dress sticker for the 1/2 day on Friday, Feb. 12 as well as the possibility for other prizes per grade level.

100th Day of School - Thursday, February 4th

Norwood will celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing up like a person that is 100 years old. Use your imagination and creativity and please remain school appropriate. If any student chooses not to participate, standard dress uniform is required.

Early Release

Students will be released at 11:45 on Friday, February 12th.

Student Holiday

There will be no school on Monday, February 15th.

5th Grade Happenings

Please return Camp Carter permission forms and the first payment ASAP.

Math Madness

This week we will be continuing to practice our vocabulary over Polygons. The vocabulary quiz is on Wednesday, February 3rd. The list of words and definitions is posted below. We will also begin learning about different units of measurements and how to convert units of measure. No homework this week!

In the Science Lab

This week we will be finishing up our study of alternative energy sources and begin studying fossils and how they are formed.

The Reading Corner

This week, fifth grade students will continue their analysis of plot and author's purpose to determine the theme of our story, "Oliver Hyde's Dishcloth Concert"; we will have a shared inquiry discussion and review on Monday, and a short quiz on Tuesday. Our spelling words are located on Ms Cooper's webpage under the "Spelling List" link on the sidebar. Please read the information located under that tab, as this week's words (homophones) are tricky ones! The link is attached below.

Blast from the Past

This week in Social Studies, students will discover the trouble between the states. They will read an article called The Roots of Conflict that explains federal vs. state rights. The students will be writing a personal narrative about a time when they had to make a compromise to solve a problem.

Homework Help

  • Read, Read, Read
  • Practice Multiplication Facts
  • Math notes and vocabulary words are posted on Miss Finley's website
  • Apply concepts to everyday activities
  • Spelling words and Reading Comprehension Thinking Stems are located on Ms. Cooper's website
  • Khan Academy videos and practice
  • Clay Piggy


If you have any questions please contact us!

Tracy Pruett (Science) – tpruett@bisdmail.net

Rebecca Finley (Math) – rlfinley@bisdmail.net

Kathy Cooper (ELA and SS) – kcooper@bisdmail.net

Pamela Leach (ELA and SS) – pamela.leach@bisdmail.net