5th Grade News

February 22, 2016


  • Please remind your child to complete his/her Think Through Math homework. The students should be completing 90 minutes of Think Through Math each week. The fulfillment of this requirement will be reflected as a separate assignment in math ("% completed" grade).
  • Please encourage your child to return his/her library books. There are a lot of outstanding books that other students would like to check out. Thanks for your help on this one!
  • We will be taking the math and reading PRACTICE STAAR this week (Tuesday and Wednesday). We will share your child's information with you next week.

Curriculum This Week


Practice Reading STAAR test: Wednesday, February 24

Reading Skills:

Summarize a reading passage

Identify main idea and details

Analyze a reading selection in order to determine the theme


Practice Math STAAR test: Tuesday, February 23

  • Classify quadrilaterals
  • Recognize the properties and vocabulary of "special quadrilaterals"

  • Calculate the volume of rectangular prisms

  • Combine volumes of rectangular prisms

TEST: March 3

Topics 10 & 11: Algebra & Ordered Pairs and the Plane

  • Science:
    • Understand and communicate the importance of earth's weather patterns
    • Differentiate between weather and climate

    Social Studies:

    • Understand and communicate the importance of the constitution and the way it has shaped America

    What's on the Calendar?


    23 Practice Math STAAR

    24 Practice Reading STAAR


    1 Picture Day (class picture and spring picture)

    Puberty film/discussion (girls)

    2 Practice Science STAAR

    Puberty film/discussion (boys)

    3 Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    4 Spirit Assembly 8:00 a.m.


    18 End of 3rd nine-weeks

    24 Report Cards

    25 NO SCHOOL (spring holiday)

    29 Math STAAR

    30 Reading STAAR


    11-15 Spring Book Fair

    21 Progress Reports


    9 Math STAAR Retest

    10 Reading STAAR Retest

    11 Science STAAR

    19 Haggard Field Trip (tour of school)

    12-26 MAP Testing

    27 No School (Teacher Work Day) (or a snow make-up day)

    30 No School (Memorial Day)


    2 Class Party (9:30 - 10:30)

    Graduation (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.)


    8:00 - 9:00 Spirit Assembly

    12: 00 EARLY RELEASE

    Report Cards


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