Norton City Schools

5th Grade Weekly Updates

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Mrs. Barker: Social Studies 2019-2020

Week of 20/10/2020
This week we will be wrapping up our unit on the Inca civilization.  The Quest will be on Friday 2/14 for all students.  I will also be collecting the Inca packets and review on Friday.  Students have had the review since the beginning of the unit.  They should study the vocabulary foldables and the 8 characteristics of the Inca civilization.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.  The best way to get a fast response is through my email: [email protected]
Mrs. Dean
 Week of February 17
 Periods 1,2,3, 4 and 7 and 8
This week we will continue reading Ungifted. We will be focusing on prepositions, answering comprehension questions, determing the meanings of unknown words, antonyms, and point of view. Please read 15 minutes and study spelling words each night.
Friday, February 21 - Ungifted spelling and vocabulary tests List 3
  Battle of the Books letters went home with students interested in participating in this event. Ask your child about it. If they want to participate, please sign and return the bottom portion of the letter. I have copies of the three books they need to read. In May we will have a competition to see which team can correctly answer the most questions about the books. This is a fun event for the fifth graders. I hope to see many of my students participate.
Mrs. Heston     
Math + Period 1/2 Connected Math

We have started our new book Covering and Surrounding!  This book is about understanding measurement of polygonal surfaces and three-dimensional objects.  The goal of this book is to develop an understanding of what it means to measure area, perimeter, surface area, and volume.  They will develop strategies for finding area and perimeter of rectangular and non-rectangular shapes. They will then extend their understanding to include three-dimensional objects.



Upcoming tests and quizzes are listed below.  Make sure your child is studying at home!


Final Test: Friday, January 17th

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

Keep in touch if you have any questions or concerns!


Mrs. Heston

Math Period 3/4 & 7/8 Everyday Math  

We have started Unit 4 in our math journals!  In this unit, students will extend their understanding of the base-10 place-value system to include decimals.  They will read, write, and represent decimals through thousandths in a variety of ways and learn strategies to compare, order and round decimals.  Students will also be introduced to the first quadrant of the coordinate grid. Finally, they will apply whole-number algorithms (steps to solve the problem) to add and subtract decimals.

Math Journal should remain at school unless a student is absent and has makeup 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:


Quiz 4-11 to 4-14: Monday, January 13th

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

Mrs. Kutschbach

Weekly updates for 2/17-2/21

Flashcards due-Wednesday, February 19th

Spelling and Definitions test-Friday, February 21st


Our 6th classroom novel will be Ungifted by Gordon Korman. 

Mrs. Lockwood
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
 Today and tomorrow your child will be receiving a print out with their current grade in Science as well as any missing work highlighted. This highlighted missing work is due by this Friday, February 14. We have 4 weeks left of this grading period, let's keep pushing through with our best efforts!
We are wrapping up our Sound Unit with our Unit Test on Monday and Tuesday this week. We will be starting our Light Unit this week and ending the week with the instrument presentation as the Instrument Projects are due on Friday!
The current standards we are covering are:  
Light and sound are forms of energy that behave in predictable ways.
Students will be receiving their new Light books, as I am collecting the Sound Books this week. Students have turned in their 2 previous science books (Space and Technology AND Interactions Among Living Things). We will be using the Sound books until mid February.
Upcoming Dates:
A day students:
          February 10: Sound Unit Test (Sound Study Guide Due)
             February 14: Instrument Project DUE! (any missing work from the Sound Unit due)
B day students: 
          February 11: Sound Unit Test (Sound Study Guide Due)
           February 14: Instrument Project DUE! (any missing work from the Sound Unit due)
Please check your student's planner nightly for homework assignments. 
5th Grade LINKS: 
 Invasive Species Matching Game
 If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me!

Mrs. Tassone Week of Feb 10

Vocab quiz Friday, Jan. 31 

.  Unit 5 goes back to fractions.  The students will be working with all operations in fractions.  The first part of the unit we will be finding common denominators.  The second part of the unit is multiplying and dividing fractions.  Please don't have your child find the reciprocal of the fractions for division, in fifth grade they have to find the common denominators for division.   

Unit 5 test will be Tuesday, Feb. 11

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. 

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