5th Grade News

Week of May 2, 2016


  • STAAR testing is next week in grades 3-5. Please remember that no visitors are allowed in the building on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of next week (this includes library volunteers since the library will be used for testing).
  • There is a parent meeting at Haggard Middle School (in the cafeteria) on Wednesday, May 18 6:15 p.m.

Curriculum This Week


Story: "A Dream Comes True"

Reading Skills:

  • Understand the meaning of "propaganda"
  • Identify types of propaganda (forms of persuasion)
  • Locate examples of propaganda in advertising
  • Create an advertisement and identify the type of propaganda used


  • Graph positive and negative numbers on a coordinate grid
  • Graph equations (with positive and negative numbers)

  • Science:
    • Explain how weathering, erosion, and deposition contribute to changing landforms
    • Plan and carry out a method for separating solutions and mixtures


    Social Studies:

    • Explain how the Westward Expansion helped form the United States

    What's on the Calendar?


    9 Math STAAR Retest

    10 Reading STAAR Retest

    11 Science STAAR

    5th Grade party at "Jump Street" 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    18 Parent meeting at Haggard Middle School 6:15 p.m.

    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


    Just a Few Reminders for Graduation

    5th Grade Graduation

    Thursday, June 2

    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    6:30 - 7:00 Graduation program

    7:00 - 9:00 Graduation party (5th graders only)


    Boys are to wear slacks/khakis and a collared shirt (no shorts, no jeans, and no t-shirts).

    Girls are to wear a skirt or dress that meets school dress code. Straps must be at least three fingers-wide. Lengths must be fingertip or longer. Slacks for girls are also acceptable.


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