Fabulous Fifth Grade
September 15, 2014
New Teacher to Fifth Grade
It is with great excitement that we welcome Marcia Lewis to our 5th grade team. Ms. Lewis brings 32 years of teaching experience to Cross Oaks, and has taught in many different roles during that time, including special education, 2nd grade, and 5th grade. She has served the students and community of McNair Elementary here in Denton ISD for the past several years before joining the Cross Oaks family. She is a proud parent and grandparent, and enjoys reading in her spare time.
Ms. Lewis will be teaching language arts and social studies, along with Ms. Anderson. Ms. Rhone and Ms. Bennett will continue teaching math and science to all 5th grade students.
Mrs. Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiplying in Math
Please go to Ms. Rhone's website to view videos of each strategies.
English Language Arts & Social Studies
Reading as much as possible makes you a better reader! So, in order to keep your students reading we have implemented Reading Counts for all fifth graders. Each student is required to read a total of twenty points in a six week period. Books that the students choose from the library are given a certain number of points, You can find the point value and reading level on the first few pages of the book that your student brings home. The only exception is the first and second six weeks. Your student will need to read twenty points by the end of the second six weeks. Once your student finishes their reading counts book they will need to take a short comprehension test on the computer at school. If they pass the test they will receive all their points. We are also coming up with incentives to encourage students to read over and beyond their twenty points so be on the look out for those exciting opportunities.
In social studies, we are learning about American History. Our focus has been on US geography and we will start learning about the first people to live in North America. Our goal is to make history come alive so ask your student what fun things they are learning.