Fifth Grade Flash

January 8, 2016

What's Happening In the Fifth Grade

Headphones and Students

Now that half of the year is over, we have noticed that several students have lost their headphones. Also, many headphones belonging to our students are broken. Please, please make sure that your child has a set of working headphones. We use them often during the day with IStation, STEMscopes, and other online tools.

Report Cards

Report cards went home on Wednesday. If your child did not bring home a report card, check Skyward to view the online report card.


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, identifying the main idea, and cause and effect.

Language Arts: The students will be able to use a comma in a series correctly. We will also be identifying and using adjectives. Spelling test is Thursday, January 14.

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

Math: We will begin fractions and learn how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

Science: We will be identifying phases of the moon and analyzing seasons.

Save the Date!

January 12 - PTA Restaurant Night @ Teddy's Burgers

January 13

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal

January 14 -
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • 6:00 Books, Bunnies, and Bedtime

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

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

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