Fifth Grade News!

Welcome to Fifth Grade! 



To the left under the blue drop down bar there is a link from Open House with important information. Check it out if you were unable to attend!

Remember to check the Monday Memo weekly for important dates and information


Exhibit Night:


Lightening Letter: Be sure that you are signed up to receive the Lightening Newsletter via email on Mondays each week. Please email Heather Cockerham and she will add you to the email list. The Lightening Letter is filled with important dates, volunteer opportunities, and news to keep you up to date with wonderful happenings at NPMM.

Learning Expedition Fees: As quarter 3 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at Thank you!

Related Arts: We are looking forward to an amazing year in Related Arts! Students will attend Spanish, Library, Technology, PE, Art and Band or Chorus each week. As part of our teaching, we will be utilizing Google Classroom at , click the + symbol and join with the class code b67qtv. The student will need to be signed in with their HCDE email address to access the site. If you encounter difficulty, we will help them log in during class. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Open House August 30. 


This year we have brand new modules for fifth grade! Your child will now have Social Studies and Science class everyday with a combined Travel Journal to showcase on exhibit night! We are so excited about our new modules and look forward to letting your child's imagination go wild as they build student created pieces for exhibit. Exhibit night will be magical and we cannot wait to share it with you!

Module 1: Tennessee "Matters"

In Social Studies, students will travel across Tennessee learning about all the people and places that make Tennessee so unique and special. We will get messy in Science learning about all the properties of matter!

Module 2: The New Frontier

We will be blasting off to space and exploring Earth's place in our universe in Science module, while also learning how our nation begins to progress forward toward the future. 

Module 3: Opposing "Forces"

Students will discover how conflict provokes change by studying WWI and WWII in Social Studies. They will also explore different forces of matter to see how it affects motion.

Module 4: Innovation Within A "Nation"

In Science, students will be studying evidence of fossils and how scientist use it to learn more about different species and their unique characteristics. Social Studies class will give students the opportunity to explore different innovators in history!

Our Philosophy

We are looking forward to a wonderful year in fifth grade! If you have any question or concerns, or if you would like to visit our classrooms, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, send us an email! Class time is extremely important to our success, so please understand that we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

We are looking forward to an amazing year with you!

-Jamie Jorgensen

-Dabney Brock

-Kelsey Batts

-Colby Henderson-Black

Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper School

1219 W. Mississippi Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: (423) 209-5914