Fifth Grade News


Week of October 02

The Leader in Me

October 2nd - 31st:

Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind

I can tell you what it means to begin with the end in mind; I can set a personal and academic goal.

Important Dates:

  • 10/09-Parent Conferences
  • 10/19- Fall Pictures
  • 10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/27 SRE State Fair


Gabriela Caceres - Language Art and Social Studies

Reading- Storyworks Magazine-Focus-Non-fiction/Persuasive/Debate. "Should Paige Go to Mars" Google Form with questions. **Students need to use the magazine to answer questions and show text evidence to support answers-with a highlighter. Due Friday.

Spelling- Unit 6 Quiz on Friday- Vocabulary practice with Quizlet found in Google Classroom Writing Class

Writing- Narrative writing unit- complete outline if not complete. Kids can work on narrative writing at home as well in google docs.

History- Native American Unit-Color history journal pages as needed to complete.

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. If students struggle with reading, they should be doing more than 20 minutes and more than once a week. Istation tailors individualized instruction towards areas of student weaknesses, so the more practice, the more improvement.

**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**


Deana LeGassick - Science

  • This week in Science:

    • Quizlet for a minimum of 20 minutes. Signed log due Friday.
    • Vocabulary Quiz 5 on Friday
      • physical change
      • chemical change
      • science
      • system
      • iron filings
    • This week we are using our knowledge of physical properties to help solve a "crime". They are looking at unknown powders to help tell me what the white powder that was found at the scene of the crime. This is a high interest lab that the students really love.

If your student scores below an 80 on a quiz or test they may retake that quiz/test and score up to an 80%. Please check your child's grades on TxConnect.

Science in Austin:

Texas Museum of Science and Technology

Austin Nature and Science Center


Texas Memorial Museum

Deana LeGassick



twitter: @Deana LeGassick


Dianne Cooper - Math for the Week of October 2

  • Students will be taking a timed multiplication quiz on Monday and a timed division quiz on Tuesday. I take the highest grade for the first 9 week grading period. Students should be studying every day. Even 5 minutes can make a difference.
  • Blocks III & IV will be taking an assessment on Unit 1 this Wednesday. It has been pushed back a day. We will review on Monday with a Pre-Assessment. It is very similar to the actual test. Your child should use it as a study guide. On Tuesday, we'll review by playing Kahoot. BYOT on Tuesday. Students should be reviewing their notes.
  • Blocks I & II will start Unit 2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions. We will use a clock and money and show the relationship between equivalent fractions.
  • Helpful math videos can be found on Google Classroom. Your child should have signed up during the first week of school.
  • Here are the Google Classroom codes for the math blocks. Some students still have not signed up. I have uploaded several videos that might be useful when completing homework.

Block I - bla1my

    Block II - rlqkx4

      Block III - x06vntz

        Block IV - goutgj

        Please Sign Up For Text Reminders For Each Teacher-Students Should Sign Up As Well

        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.