Norton City Schools

5th Grade Weekly Updates

Welcome to 5th Grade!
 
                                                                       

Mrs. Barker: Social Studies 2019-2020

Week of 10/15/2019
 
      This week in social studies we will finish up the grading period and map unit.  I will be giving a Quest over maps on Thursday 10/17 for ALL classes.  Grades close on Friday.  Any missing assignments need to be turned in to me by Thursday.  I will not accept any late/missing work after Thursday 10/17.  There are a few grades that I will be entering over the weekend and the beginning of next week.  The Quest, a maps packet, and the current CNN 10 form that students are filling out each day in class.  I will collect ALL three of those assignments on Thursday after the quest.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.  The best way to get a fast response is through my email: kbarker@nortonschools.org
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Mrs. Dean
 
 
 Week of October 21
 
 Periods 1,2,3, and 4
 
 This week we will be reading Satchel Paige. We will be working on fact and opinion, antonyms,  and figurative language. The students will be creating a figurative language slide show. They chose a holiday for the theme of their show and are creating a slide for each type of figurative language they learned centering around that holiday. The Scholastic Book Fair is also this week. I will be taking my classes on Thursday.  Please read 15 minutes and study spelling words nightly.
 
Thursday, October 24 - Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, October 25 - Satchel Paige spelling test 
 
Periods 7 and 8 
 
 This week we will begin reading our next novel, Rain Reign. We will be working on honomyms, answering comprehension questions, and figurative language. The students will be creating a figurative language slide show. They will choose a holiday for the theme of their show and  create a slide for each type of figurative language they learned centering around that holiday. The Scholastic Book Fair is also this week. I will be taking my classes on Thursday. Please read 15 minutes and study spelling words nightly.
 
 
Thursday, October 24 - Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, October 25 - Rain Reign spelling test chapters 1-15 
 
 
Mrs. Heston     
Math + Period 1/2 Connected Math

We have started our second book Comparing Bits and Pieces!  This book is about ratios, rational numbers, and equivalence.  The goal of this book is to help students deepen their understanding of equivalent fractions and build on this understanding as they explore ratios.  They will become skilled at interpreting the different forms of a rational number, at knowing which form is most appropriate for the solution of a given problem, and at writing and interpreting ratios. 

 

 Upcoming tests and quizzes are listed below:

 

Make sure students are studying the benchmark fractions! *They should have made flash cards*

Final Test: Friday, October 25th

*All dates are subject to change and will be updated on the website*


Keep in touch if you have any questions or concerns!

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Mrs. Heston

Math Period 3/4 & 7/8 Everyday Math  

We have started Unit 2 in our math journals!  Students will explore patterns in the base-10 place-value system and ways of representing large numbers.  They will apply their understanding of place value when estimating and computing with multi digit whole numbers.  Students are also introduced to U.S. traditional multiplication and review partial-quotients division.

 

Math Journal should remain at school unless a student is absent and has make up work to complete.  Students cannot participate in math class if they do not have their journals at school. All worksheets and graded homework should stay in their math folder until we clean them out together as a class at the end of a unit.  Please do not clean out your child’s folder at home.

 

Please make sure you are checking with your child about their homework which should be written daily in their planner. 

 

Upcoming tests and quizzes are listed below:

 

Unit 2 Test: Friday, October 18th 

Cumulative Test: Tuesday, October 22nd 

*All dates are subject to change and will be updated on the website*


Mrs. Kutschbach

Weekly updates for 10/21-10/25

Flashcards due Wednesdy, October 23rd

Rain Reign Final comprehension test Thursday, October 25th

BOOK FAIR! Wednesday, October 23rd 

We will be starting our third novel, Out of My Mind, this week. 

We worked on graphic organizers for our compare/contrast papers last week.  We will continue prewriting this week.  The due date for the final paper will be Tuesday, October 29th.

We will be watching the movie Temple Grandin.  This movie is based on the life of Temple Grandin, one of the most famous people diagnosised with autism.   

 




Mrs. Lockwood
 
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
 
Science
Welcome to the Quarter 2! We are about to finish up our Ecosystems unit! In the Ecosystems unit this week, we will be learning about how ecosystems can be affected and how humans have a large impact on this. We will be having our Ecosystems Unit Test next week.
 
The current standards we are covering are:  
1) Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem
2) All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.
 
Students have received their science books (Interactions Among Living Things). We will be using these books through the end of October. Please make sure they are covered!
 
Upcoming Dates:
A day students:
     October 21: Life in Ecosystems Vocabulary Foldables #1 & #2 due!
 
B day students: 
      October 22: Life in Ecosystems Vocabulary Foldables #1 & #2 due!
 
 
Homework:
Please check your student's planner nightly for homework assignments. 
 
5th Grade LINKS: 
 Invasive Species Matching Game
 
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 If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me!
Klockwood@nortonschools.org 
 

Mrs. Tassone Week of Oct. 21

 We will be starting unit 3.  In the beginning of unit 3, the students will learn that a fraction is a division problem.  We will learn where to place a fraction on a number line and how to change mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers.  Towards the end of the unit, we will start looking at common denominators and adding fractions.

Students have been given their log on for the everyday math program.  IT is stapled to the front of the planners. 

Students should be practicing their math facts everyday at home. 

 The5th grade math department is in need of caps for an activity.  If you could please save and send in any clean caps (water bottles, pasta jars, sports drinks, milk, etc) we would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you.

Students will be bringing home their AIR test scores from 4th grade. 

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