5th Grade Team (Murphy/Siler/Willingham/Wood)



Heather Murphy MURPHY_H@HCDE.ORG





5th Grade News

Hope everyone enjoyed fall break!

Character Assembly Tuesday, October 17.  

Reports cards come home Friday, October 20. 

Yearbooks are on sale through Friday for $25.

Lumpkinberry shirts are on sale now through November 10. This is a fundraiser for Knight Writers' Club.

Reading News

Week of October 16-20

This week students will finish their second narrative. We'll learn how to write and punctuate dialogue correctly, and make predictions of non-fiction texts using text features. 

Wordly Wise packet and project due Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Figurative language project due Friday, October 27. This is a change from the original due date. 

*5th graders should read 15-20 minutes each weeknight. Students will create blog entries on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the book they are reading. We will generate a list of topics for blogging in class. 

Math News

Week of October 16-20

We will be multiplying whole numbers this week, with up to 3 x 2-digit multipliers.  We will then move to multiplying decimals and fractions in the weeks ahead.

Students will receive a Study Guide on Tuesday for their upcoming Fractions Test on Friday.  It will be due on Thursday for us to check in class together.

No Weekly Review this week!

IXL:  L.6 is due by next Monday, October 23.  

Science News 

Week of October 16-20

Mrs. Siler will be at school Thursday & Friday of this week.

Our next lessons will be about the rates of change in the states of matter. We will also look at the differences between physical and chemical changes.

Optional: There will be an extra credit opportunity for those who want to complete a couple of experiments at home. They will need to share 

their data with the class based on the experiment that I assign.

IXL C.1 and C.2 is due next Thursday, October 26.

Social Studies News