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5th Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade!!

Join us for Title 1 Night, Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30-6:30 pm to talk about what it means to be a Title I school and to celebrate our North Mor successes. We will also welcome and talk to our new Family Liaison, Yesenia Sanchez, our new Principal, Mrs. Frankenfeld and our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Costa. Please come and join us for an evening of getting acquainted! *We will also have winter coats, mittens, and hats available for students

November Newsletter:  See link under Home Menu

Upcoming Events:

Veteran's Day Holiday will be Monday, November 12, 2018. There will be no school on this day.

Thanksgiving Break begins Monday, November 19, 2018, and ends Friday, November 23, 2018.

If you haven't done it already, please sign-up for the Remind App with your teacher.

Here are some fun free visits to area museums for the whole family: http://scfd.org/graphics/uploads/Files/Tier_I/SCFD_FreeDays_Bookmark_201...

Community events may be found on this site: https://www.cityofthornton.net/festivals-events/Pages/default.aspx

Math News:

5th Grade is finishing up operations with decimals and is beginning work with fractions. 

Check out this video for more help with decimals: 

https://youtu.be/kwh4SD1ToFc

We will be starting our exploration of fractions with fractions as division. For more information see this video:

https://youtu.be/3xwDryouw6o

Literacy and more:

5th Grade is investigating both fictional chapter books and informational resources on European explorers as we practice describing the influence the point of view has on events in a story. Mr. Alvarez's class is reading Bud, Not Buddy while Ms. Brounstein's class is reading Esperanza Rising, and Ms. Garlick's class is reading Where the Red Fern Grows.

The following is a great list of questions you can ask your child after reading: 

http://randolphville.piscatawayschools.org/staff_websites/ritchie-_ruta_...

In Writing, we are writing stories from alternate points of view.

Famous People

Science Resources:

In Science, we are learning about renewable and non-renewable resources. This video can give you more information:

http://thinkenergy.org/xcelenergy-co/explore/

Resources for Parents:

https://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

5th Grade Classrooms

Mr. Alvarez' Class

Subject: General Education
Mr. Alvarez'  Awesome Fifth Graders! I have been a fifth grade teacher at North Mor since 2013. Started teaching in 2010. Grew up in Brighton, CO and went to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). I enjoy working with students, and...

Mrs. Brounstein's Class

Subject: General Education
I have been at North Mor Elementary since 2008. I've taught 3rd grade, 2nd grade and 5th grade. In addition, I've been a para-professional and a substitute teacher at the school. I love working here because of the community at North Mor! The North...

Ms. Garlick's Class

Subject: General Education
Hello Garlick Learning Community! This month, we are focusing on kindness. We are watching this video to start the month: https://youtu.be/m5yCOSHeYn4! We will use our corner tree to record our random acts of kindness throughout the...