## The STAAR test is next week! Students will take the Math test on Tuesday and the Reading test on Wednesday.

Our students have worked hard all year and are ready to show what they know. Please make sure your student is well rested, gets to school on time, and has a healthy

breakfast on STAAR days.

## Week of April 1st

Stay up to date by reading the newsletter, checking planners, and following Red Oak Elementary on social media.

• Dress Code: Please make sure your student is following dress code daily. Jackets worn indoors, as well as leggings worn under skirts/shorts, must be in dress code.

• Class Dojo is an important form of communication that we use often. Some subject reviews, important class information, and messages are sent through this app/website, so please make sure you are checking it daily.

• Please continue to check your student's planner daily. This is a great resource for communication.

• SNACK Reminder: Because 5th-grade lunch is not until 12:20, we are allowing 5th graders to bring a HEALTHY snack. The snack must be something they can eat while continuing to work, and the snack must not require a spoon and cannot be messy.

## Upcoming Dates:

April 2nd- Superintendent State of the District Address - 6:30 pm at Red Oak Middle School

April 9- 5th Math STAAR

April 19-No School

April 22-No School

April 30- Painting with the Hawks- 6:30 pm ROE Cafeteria

## Subject Content and "I Can" statements

ELAR:

• Making Connections Across All Genres
• I can understand, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry.
• Please make sure your student is reading every night. In order to increase stamina for the STAAR test, our students need to read at least 20 minutes a day.

Math:

• Problem Solving
• I can solve problems using all operations with fractions and decimals.

Science:

• I can prepare for my CBA by reviewing:

5.9A Interdependency between living and nonliving

5.9b Identify the transfer of energy through food chains and food webs

5.9c Predict and identify how environmental changes affect a habitat

5.10a Structures and functions of living organisms

5.10b Inherited traits and learned behaviors

Social Studies:

• Civil War
• I can identify the amendments of the Civil War

## 5th Grade Teachers Contact Information and link to teacher web page

Our conference time is 8:00-8:45 daily

Jessica Darst

jessica.darst@redoakisd.org

Alexis Gonzales

alexis.gonzales@redoakisd.org

Lauren Gryder

lauren.gryder@redoakisd.org

Mary Kocian

mary.kocian@redoakisd.org

Melissa Shivers

melissa.shivers@redoakisd.org