5th Grade Falcons

News You Can Use for the Week of 3/30 through 4/3

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, March 31 - Reading STAAR Test

Thursday, April 2 - Student Holiday (Teacher-Staff Development)

Friday, April 3 - Holiday

Monday, April 20 - Math STAAR Test

Wednesday, April 22 - Science STAAR Test

Please turn in your residency verification ASAP!

Arbor Creek has asked that you turn in a current utility bill to show proof of residency. Your child needs to turn this in to his/her teacher as soon as possible!


In an effort to connect more with technology and to interact with our community in a different way, ICE teachers are taking to Twitter! Be sure to follow your favorite teachers to see and get updates on what is being done in the classroom/school!

Mrs. Brown - @MrsBrowngrade5

Mrs. Finley - @finleys5thgrade

Mrs. Horne - @fearlessin5th

Mrs. Purvis - @fifthisfun

Mrs. Vitosh - @AmyVitosh

Fifth Grade Twitter handle @5thicefalcons

Math Resource Links

Math Textbook: www.pearsonrealize.com

Think Through Math: http://lms.thinkthroughmath.com

Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

Its Time to Order Your Yearbook!

Yearbook orders can be placed online at balfour.com. 5th grade dedications can also be completed on the Balfour website. The cost is $10. Please contact Mrs. Sorrells if you have any questions!


5th grade teachers are now offering STAAR tutoring on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. If the teachers felt that your child would benefit from these sessions, they sent home a letter and a schedule with your child. If you would like your child to attend a tutoring session, please email your child's teacher and we will make room for them!

Mrs. Vitosh will still offer open Math tutoring on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 3:30.


This Week in ELAR

Reading STAAR is Tuesday, March 31st. We have been having awesome lessons! We had fun with dramas and reviewing all of our awesome reading skills! On Monday, we will have one last review day, which will include reading stations.

Please make sure that your child gets a great night's sleep on Monday night and maybe a low sugar, high protein breakfast!

We will also be learning about types of sentences--simple, compound, and complex. We will have an assessment on that the week after STAAR.

Please continue to make sure your kiddo is doing their daily reading log and logging at least 20 minutes of reading a day and completing iStation on Wednesdays! I have really enjoyed reading their logs each week and seeing their thought process!


Monday--Reading Log

Tuesday--Reading Log

Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad

Thursday--Reading Log

iStation Resource for Parents:


This week in Math

This week we will be learning about perimeter and area of rectangles. Wednesday I am sending home lesson 13-4 and it will be due Monday. Please take time to look over the lesson with your child.


Monday: Rest & be prepared for Tuesday's Reading STAAR test

Tuesday: no homework

Wednesday: Think Through Math & Lesson 13-4: pg. 691 - 696 (due Monday)

Thursday: student holiday

Friday: school holiday

This website provides a link to several resources we use for math:


This Week In Science

This week, we will continue to identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. Ask your kids to see the folder we are creating! It is so cool!

Learning Goals

  • I can identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, such as surface, temperature, geological features, composition, and size.
  • I will differentiate between the Sun which is made of gases, and the Earth and Moon, which are made largely from rock.

  • I will explain how Sun and Earth have very different atmospheres, while the Moon does not have a significant atmosphere. Only the Earth has liquid water.

Essential Questions

  • What are the physical characteristics of the Sun?

  • What are the physical characteristics of the Earth?

  • What are the physical characteristics of Earth’s Moon?

This Week in Social Studies

This week we will win the American Revolution and begin our study of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.


Please support our school by joining PTA! Follow this link to see what our amazing PTA has in store for us and find out about membership information!


Contact Us!

5th Grade Teacher Email Addresses

Mrs. Brown brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Finley finleyl@lisd.net

Mrs. Horne hornej@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh vitosha@lisd.net

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