Fifth Grade NEWS 2015-2016
Important information regarding tardies:
All students are required to be in their seats ready to begin the day when the bell rings at 7:45am. Any student that arrives more than 5 minutes after the bell rings is required to be signed by an adult at the front office. This helps us keep track of student's arrival times and helps parent's stay aware of their child's attendance. In addition to being a safety concern we want to make sure that all of our children are in compliance with NISD attendance policies.
Please remember to send in any notes for children's absences or tardies within 3 days of the event.
Language Arts and Social Studies
Students will understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
Students will also write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings. They will write poems using poetic techniques such as alliteration and onomatopoeia; figurative language such as similes and metaphors; and graphic elements such as capital letters and line length.
We will be looking at the social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. Students will be able to identify reasons people moved west as well as identify significant events and concepts associated with territorial expansion. This includes the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny.
Math and Science
In math we are focused on addition and subtraction with fractions. We are also reviewing metric and customary conversions of length. Towards the end of the month, we will multiply decimal fractions and whole numbers and then transition into multiplying a decimal fractions times a decimal fraction.
In Science we will look at the sky as we start our space unit. We will be comparing the sun, earth and moon looking at their physical characteristics; we will also be looking how they are alike and how they are different. We will also be exploring what makes day/night (rotation) and a year (revolution).
Students will practice these words throughout the week in class and will have a test on using these words in context on Friday. Please review these words at home.
Unit 11 Quiz on Jan. 14
Unit 12 Quiz on Jan. 29
Northeast and Southeast Map Region Quiz
Here are the states and capitals that we are focusing on now.
Please practice these at home.
You can practice identifying the states on-line at:
Augusta, Maine (ME)
Albany, New York
Concord, New Hampshire
Providence, Rhode Island
Trenton, New Jersey
Little Rock, Arkansas (AR)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LA)
Jackson, Mississippi (MS)
Nashville, Tennessee (TN)
Frankfort, Kentucky (KY)
Charleston, West Virginia (WV)
Richmond, Virginia (VA)
Raleigh, North Carolina (NC)
Columbia, South Carolina (SC)
Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
Montgomery, Alabama (AL)
Tallahassee, Florida (FL)
Math teachers will be available on Tuesday Mornings from 7:15-7:45 am.
Language Arts teachers will be available on Thursday Mornings from 7:15-7:45 am.
At this time, there is no educational need for our students to bring in any electronic devices. We ask that if your child has a personal cell phone that they have them turned off during school hours. Students will be reminded to turn off their devices if they have them on. However, continued use after reminders could result in the cell phone or device being taken up by a teacher. You will be notified in advance if devices are allowed.
To join Remind, simply Text to 81010 the correct unique class code. (ex. @abbotta)
There is also one for our school--@claralove
If you need to change the way that your child gets home, please email Mrs. Jaggars before 2:00 pm.
All emails must include child's name, homeroom teacher and date/dates the change is to be effective.
Also, if your child will be absent or was absent, please send in a note stating the reason why. You can send it directly to Mrs. Jaggars if you like.
Fifth Grade Teachers
- Kellee Abbott 817.698.6673 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @abbottclass
- Sarah Aldridge 817.698.6672 email@example.com
- Stephanie Austin 817.698.6661 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Hall 817.698.6671 email@example.com
- Tammy Krieger 817.698.6600 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michelle Watson 817.698.6630 email@example.com