5th Grade News

February 15, 2016


  • Nurse Carol and her nursing team will be completing the scoliosis examination on 5th grade students on Wednesday, February 17. If your 5th grader is a female, please be sure to have your daughter wear a bra, sports bra, or a swimsuit top on that date (she will have to remove her shirt). She will also need to bring a hair tie so that she can put her hair up in order for the nurse to see her back.

  • Please remind your child to complete his/her Think Through Math homework. The students should be completing 90 minutes of Think Through Math each week. The fulfillment of this requirement will be reflected as a separate assignment in math ("% completed" grade).

Curriculum This Week


"Catch of the Day"

Reading Skill: Character and Setting

Identify character traits and motivation

Identify how a character changes from beginning to end


  • Problem-solving Strategies in Algebra (work backwards to solve a word problem)

  • Identify different polygons

  • Determine whether polygons are regular or not

  • Classify quadrilaterals

  • Science:
    • Identify alternative energy sources (ie. wind, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, biofuels)
    • Design a city using alternative energy resources

    Science test – Wednesday, February 17 over fossil fuels and alternative energy. Study tip: make vocabulary cards at home to review terms.

    Social Studies:

    • Describe how the American government was structured using the Articles of Confederation
    • Describe the weaknesses of this governmental structure

    What's on the Calendar?


    17 Scoliosis exam (in nurses office for all 5th graders)

    18 Multi-cultural Night (6:00 - 7:30)

    23 Practice Math STAAR

    24 Practice Reading STAAR


    1 Picture Day (class picture and spring picture)

    3 Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    4 Spirit Assembly 8:00 a.m.


    18 End of 3rd nine-weeks

    24 Report Cards

    25 NO SCHOOL (spring holiday)

    29 Math STAAR

    30 Reading STAAR


    11-15 Spring Book Fair

    21 Progress Reports


    9 Math STAAR Retest

    10 Reading STAAR Retest

    11 Science STAAR

    19 Haggard Field Trip (tour of school)

    12-26 MAP Testing

    27 No School (Teacher Work Day) (or a snow make-up day)

    30 No School (Memorial Day)


    2 Class Party (9:30 - 10:30)

    Graduation (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.)


    8:00 - 9:00 Spirit Assembly

    12: 00 EARLY RELEASE

    Report Cards


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