5th Grade News!
September 19 - 23
Picture Day - Wednesday, September 21st!
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Norris is now asking students to bring their own headphones to school for students to use when they are on the computers. This ensures that your child will always have a pair when needed, as well as helping keep everyone clean! Your child is welcome to keep a pair here in the classroom throughout the year. They do not have to be anything fancy!
At your convenience, please send a pair of headphones in with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.
Grammar Focus: Subject-Verb Agreement
Latin Root: equ-
meaning equal, the same
This week in Reading we will start off a new cluster and explore Character's Roles in a story. We will also do our Beginning of the Year iStation assessment.
Homework: Read for 20 minutes each night
States and Capitals: It is an expectation in 5th grade that all students learn the location and capital of each state. A copy of the states and their capitals will go home with your child this week. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help your child study at home. There are many websites and apps that are excellent for practicing this skill.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help your child study at home. There are many websites and apps that are excellent for practicing this skill.
The final assessment will be on Friday, September 23rd.
This week in math we will write equations using a variable to represent the unknown quantity.
This is an extension of problem-solving skills acquired in earlier grades.
Parameters include multiplying a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number and dividing a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number.
A letter (variable) may occur in any position in the equation.
There are several different and correct ways to write equations for most problems.
We will also develop concepts of expressions and equations by discovering why it is necessary to have order of operations.
Common Misconceptions: Students may think that all operations must be done in order from left to right. For example, students who are taught to follow PEMDAS may think that multiplication must be done before division. Use of scientific calculator to verify answers may help students to realize the importance of following the conventional order of operations.
The sequence for the order of operations is listed below.
1. Calculate inside parentheses.
2. Multiply and divide in order, from left to right.
3. Add and subtract in order, from left to right.
Homework: Drops in a Bucket
For more math support and see what we are learning from day to day, please check out our math site for additional resources.
MATH CBA September 22nd over multiplication, division, prime and composite numbers, equations, and grouping (order of operations).
Homework: Vocabulary Week 4, STEMscopes 7-10, ScienceSaurus 260-265
SCIENCE CBA September 29 over Properties of matter; boiling, melting, & freezing; and mixtures & solutions.
Meet Our 5th Grade Student Teacher - Mrs. Fitts!
Hi! My name is Anna Fitts. I am currently the fifth grade student teacher at Norris! I am originally from Dallas, Texas and I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas. I live in Frisco with my husband Joel, and daughters Kate and Emma. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, doing DIY projects at home and gardening. I look forward to working with the wonderful fifth grade students at Norris!