Fifth Grade Flash

December 4, 2015

What's Happening In the Fifth Grade......


Let's go to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History!


Fifth grade is planning to go to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Wednesday, December 9th. We will be viewing the IMAX movie Forces of Nature, along with attending the current exhibits. The featured exhibit, THINK, is created and developed by IBM and is designed to showcase how technology and innovation have transformed the world.


Remember to send a disposable lunch with your child. Please do not send lunch boxes or anything that would need to be returned. We will be taking ice chests to store lunches, but they will not have ice in them. Plan accordingly when planning out food options. Please make sure that your child wears his/her gray CES shirt or a shirt that is gray.

Curriculum Corner

Reading: The students will be able to determine elements of a mystery including foreshadowing, tone, and mood.


Language Arts: The students will compose a narrative essay of their favorite holiday memories. Spelling test is December 10th.


Social Studies: The students will create advertisements to promote one of the original thirteen colonies.


Math: We will use a model to solve the product of a decimal and a whole number.

We will use a model to solve the product of a decimal and a decimal.


Science: We will be identifying physical characteristics of the sun, moon, and Earth.

Save the Date!

December 9 -

  • 5th Grade Field Trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Destination Imagination
  • Progress Reports (if your child does not bring home a paper copy, please look on Skyward Family Access)


December 10 - PTA Family Game Night 5:30

December 11 -

  • Spirit Shop
  • Choir to Senior Center


December 16 -

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal
  • Student Council Meeting


December 17 - 5th Grade Holiday Party 1:30

December 18 - Early Dismissal 11:45

December 21 - January 4 - Holiday Break

January 5 - School Resumes

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

  1. Skilled Problem Solvers
  2. Effective Communicators
  3. Collaborative Workers
  4. Global Citizens
  5. Self-Regulated Learners