Fifth Grade News


Week Of September 18

Important Dates:

  • September 13th- Watchdog Kickoff @ 6:00 in the MPR
  • 9/18-Stallion Stampede Begins
  • 10/09-Parent Conferences
  • 10/19- Fall Pictures


Gabriela Caceres - Language Art and Social Studies

Reading- Storyworks Magazine-read in class. "The Cow's Horn" Google Form with questions will be uploaded on Tuesday after story read together. Due by Friday.

Spelling- Unit 4 Quiz on Friday- Vocab copy found in Google Classroom Writing Class

Writing- Narrative writing unit

History- Native American Unit begins

Istation 20 minutes of Reading with ISIP at home. Due Saturday. Instructions on how to access Parent Portal will be sent in Wednesday Folders. Here are directions of how to download on home computer. Students can access app for free on their devices as well. They have passwords in their planner/agenda.

**The next step is to install Istation on your home computer. This is a quick and easy process. Go to and follow the simple installation instructions.

The Web page will also will also provide information on how to log in to the Istation parent portal, where you can view your child’s progress and access reports and other resources.

For more information or help, visit, call 1-866-883-7323, and press 2, toll-free, or e-mail support at**

Students should be reading daily at home.


Deana LeGassick - Science

  • Quizlet log signed by parent due on Friday. You can find this log in the back of the INB. If they forget their INB at school they are able to bring in a note signed by a parent/guardian. Students are required a minimum of 20 minutes a week studying science vocabulary. They will be assigned to their online Quizlet class tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary Quiz 3 on Friday.
    • This weeks words: Insulator, conductor, thermal energy, electrical energy, and Celsius
      • Students will be studying insulator and conductors of electrical energy as a physical properties of matter.

    Science in Austin:

    Texas Museum of Science and Technology

    Austin Nature and Science Center


    Texas Memorial Museum

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    Dianne Cooper - Math for the week of September 18

    • Students will be taking a timed multiplication quiz on a timed division quiz on Tuesday.
    • We will review various multiplication strategies like ratio tables and partial products, as well as, the standard algorithm to solve 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication problems.
    • The students will spend some time practicing the standard algorithm for division and determine what to do with the remainder, either round up, ignore or take it to a decimal or fraction.
    • PACE Math Blocks I and II will take a Unit 1 Assessment on Tuesday, September 26. This week they will come home with a Pre-Assessment that they should use as a study guide. It is very similar to the Post-Assessment.
    • Blocks III and IV will take a Unit 1 test on Friday, September 29.
    • Students should be reviewing their notes and studying the math facts.
    • Helpful math videos can be found on Google Classroom. Your child should have signed up during the first week of school.



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    The Leader in Me @Home

    For the month of September the students are focusing on Habit 1 - Be Proactive "I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking."

    Using Habit 1: Be Proactive, students will:

    1. Develop motivation; take pride in work.

    2. Act responsibly toward self, family, school, community, nation and the world.

    3. Show initiative and entrepreneurialism.

    4. Use unique talents and abilities to their full potential.

    5. Think about choices; be accountable and responsible for actions and results, and understand that choices affect others.