Fifth Grade Newsletter
February 28, 2019
Reading STAAR Simulations
On March 4th your child will be taking the Reading STAAR Simulations (practice STAAR tests). We ask that you do not schedule any appointments on these days. It is important for your child to arrive to school on time and be present for the test. Please direct any questions to your child's homeroom teacher.
Note from Nurse Vanstory - Video and Permission Form
On March 8th at 2:00 in the afternoon, we will be showing the 5th grade maturation video. The program is called Always Changing for Girls/Boys. The boys and girls will be separated and shown their respective video. Your child brought the permission form home today in their Thursday Folder. The permission form is also below, in case their copy didn't make it home for you. The link for you to view the video, if you would like, is also noted on the permission slip. These permission slips must be turned in by March 8th. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Middle School Course Cards Due
The due date for middle school course cards has passed. If your child has not returned it, please send in in ASAP. Mrs. Hendrix will accept them for a few more days before she sends them to the middle school. Even if you are planning on moving, we are asking all students to fill one out and indicate at the top which middle school your child is planning to attend.
Class Party Money
If you have any questions or concerns about this or are unsure if you have paid, please contact Katie Augustine, PTA Treasurer (email firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Cold Weather and Recess
- We will go out for recess if the temperature/wind chill is ABOVE 37 degrees.
- If the temperature/wind chill is BETWEEN 32 and 37 degrees, we will go outside for half of recess.
- We will have indoor recess if the temperature/wind chill is BELOW 32 degrees.
- Teachers check the temperature/wind chill shortly before recess time (10:00 am).
Reading - Poetry
Writing - Research-Based Opinion Writing
Science - Food Webs
Social Studies - Industrial Revolution
The month of February is a great time to talk about appreciating diversity. Mrs. Hendrix has led discussions about how people have so many ways they are the same on the inside even if they look different on the outside. In kindergarten and first grade we used a brown egg and a white egg to illustrate this concept. We cracked the eggs to find out that they are the same on the inside just like most people want and need the same things like; friends, love, hopes, and dreams.
This week is Friendship week when we spend time honoring our friends and improving our friendship skills.
March 4 -Reading STAAR Simulation
March 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 11-15-Spring Break-No School
April 6 - Spring Carnival
April 9-10 - STAAR Testing