Fifth Grade Flash

January 15, 2016

What's Happening In the Fifth Grade

***Batteries Needed!!***

We will be starting our electricity unit in science soon. Each student will need to bring 2 “D” sized batteries to school for building electrical circuits. Using masking tape and a permanent maker, please put your child’s name on each individual battery. Thanks so much!!


Please do not make any appointments for your fifth grader on these dates. The first two STAAR dates are in March. Science is in May.

  • Math STAAR, Tuesday, March 29th
  • Reading STAAR, Wednesday, March 30th
  • Science STAAR, Wednesday, May 11th

Nightly Reading

Please remember to have your child read everyday. The more they read at home, the better reader and writer they will become.

Curriculum Corner

Reading: The students will continue elements of a mystery and sequencing.

Language Arts: We will be identifying and using adjectives. Spelling test is Thursday, January 28th.

Social Studies: We will continue the American Revolution. Events leading up to the war, famous patriots, strategies, and battles will be analyzed.

Math: We will continue our fractions unit with multiplying and dividing (models and pictures, too).

Science: We will be comparing and contrasting weather and climate.

Save the Date!

Be sure to check the dates below. There are many important dates coming your way concerning the gifted program, programs available for next year, and middle school in general.

January 11 - 22

Parents may nominate their child for the gifted program. Pick up forms from the office.

January 14 and January 19

Gifted and Talented 5th grade students going to Middle School

Parent Information Nights 6:00 - 7:00

January 18 Holiday

January 20

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal
  • Student Council

January 21

  • 6:45 PTA General Board Meeting
  • 7:00 Fourth Grade Choir Program

February 19

5th Grade to Middle Schools for Fine Arts electives tour 8:50-11:00

February 23

Parent Night at all of the Middle Schools 6:30

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

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