5th Grade News

November 15 - 19, 2021

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As we enter this last week before our fall break we just want you to know how thankful and blessed we are to be a part of your child's life. Thank you for sharing them with us. Their smiles, funny stories, hard work, and more make every minute worth it!!! We hope your break is restful, full of family time and reasons to be thankful. As always we are here for you.

Mrs. Young

Mrs. Kocian

Mrs. Amaton

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Thompson

Focus of the Week

ELAR - I can analyze elements in traditional literature.

MATH - I can find area, perimeter, and volume of a given shape.

SCIENCE - I can recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons and sand dunes are a result of changes to Earth's surface by wind, water, and ice.

SOCIAL STUDIES - I can explain how industry and mechanization of agriculture changed the American way of life, and explain how supply and demand affects consumers in our Country.


If your student will be out for an extended period of time please let us know so that we can gather a work packet so that your student does not fall too far behind.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Mighty Hawks Band Performance

Our 5th graders have been invited to the Billy Goodloe Stadium on Friday, November 19th at 10am to see the Mighty Hawks Band Perform. We are very excited about this opportunity. In order for your child to attend they must have a signed permission slip.

Important Information to Help Your Student!

What Can We Work on at Home?!?

You may have noticed that your student does not have daily homework. The only time a student should have homework is to make-up missed work from an absence or work that was not completed in class. Here are some suggestions if you want your student to have extra practice.

  • Read daily for at least 20 minutes
  • Practice fact fluency (multiplication & division)
  • Log in to ClassLink and work on Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies in Education Galaxy, or check out Sora, our online digital library.

Dress Code

  • Shirt colors - Maroon, white, grey, navy, and black
  • Pants must be hemmed and no holes or tears - Jeans or uniform bottoms in black, navy or khaki.
  • Practice good hygiene daily
  • Non-Dress Code winter coats must be REMOVED UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.
  • Not sure if it is in dress code? Check here

Dates to Remember

Fall Break!!! - November 20 - 28

Winter Break - December 17 - January 3 ****ALL PreK-3 Grade Students are out through January 7. Any 4th and 5th Grader that failed one of their STAAR tests during the 2020-2021 school year will be REQUIRED to attend school January 4 - 7****

There's a Chill in the Air!

As the get further into the Fall Season the temperatures are beginning to drop in the mornings. Please remind your student to bring a school appropriate sweater. Any winter coat that is not dress color will be removed upon entering the building and all outdoor /bulky coats will be put in lockers during classes. Please refer to dress code guidelines for further details. We also recommend that your students name be somewhere on it so that it can be easily identified if lost.

Team of Two

Mrs. Bennett - rhonda.bennett@redoakisd.org

Ms. Thompson - megan.thompson@redoakisd.org

Team of Three

Mrs. Kocian - mary.kocian@redoakisd.org

Mrs. Amaton - Belen.amaton@redoakisd.org

Mrs. Young - april.young@redoakisd.org