Mrs. Erwin's 5th Grade Class

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Erwin's Homeroom Class Schedule

8:00-8:20 HR/MM

8:20-10:35 elar A

10:35-11:20 Specials (6 day rotation)

11:20-12:05 Tiger Time (Intervention)

12:05-12:35 lunch

12:35-12:55 recess

1:00-3:15 elar B

3:15-3:35 ss

3:45 Dismissal

Specials Rotation

Day 1 PE

Day 2 Art

Day 3 PE

Day 4 Music

Day 5 PE

Day 6 Computers


Students will be expected to READ 20 minutes each night.

Student are responsible for earning Academic Vocabulary words directly related to our lessons. The words are divided by nine week grading cycles. At the end of each nine weeks, students will take a comprehensive test (major grade) over the words for that particular grading cycle. Please encourage your child to study these words for at least 5 minutes two times per week. We are going over and studying these words in class.

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40 Book Challenge

Your fifth grader has been challenged to read 40 books, from a wide range of genres, by the end of the school year. 40 books may sound like a lot, however, I assure you that I have the utmost confidence that your child will experience success.

Students will be given at least 20 minutes each school day in class to read. They are also expected to read 20 minutes each night at home as part of their evening homework routine. This goal can be reached by reading everyday in class and at home.

The book challenge is adapted from “The Book Whisperer” written Donalyn Miller. She is a 6th grade teacher from Texas. Her book reveals the secrets of turning every student into a vivacious reader!

We are very excited about this program. I look forward to seeing the difference it makes in our students as lifelong readers!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the 40 Book Challenge.

Daily Agendas

Agendas are used as a form of communication between home and school. Please review and sign agenda each night to keep track of homework, important news, events, and to receive notes specific to your child.

Third/Fourth/Fifth Grade Reteach/Retest Procedures

  1. Students will be retaught concepts they do not master. Reteaching may take place in whole group, small group, or during individual instruction.
  2. Students will be allowed one opportunity to retest on major grades only. Rubrics, projects and final nine weeks/semester assessments will be exempt from reteach/retest procedures.

  3. Reteach/retest will need to be done of the original test being given.

  4. Retest can be an alternative assessment on the same content or the same activity.

  5. Students who earn a grade below a 70% will be required to participate in a reteach session and then retest for that assignment.

  6. Students will receive an average of the two grades. If a student receives a lower grade on the retest, then the original grade will stand in the gradebook.

Classroom Rules and Behavior Expectations

Students will be-



*Always Safe


Misbehavior will be documented in agendas.

Students are responsible for having their agenda signed daily.

Upcoming Events

10/9 Progress Reports
10/10 Dress Western Day
10/11-10/12 No School-Austin County Fair
10/19 End of First Nine Weeks
10/22 No School-Staff Development
10/23-10/26 Red Ribbon Week
10/23 Dress as Dream Career
10/24 Crazy Hair and/or Crazy Socks
10/25 Mismatched Clothes
10/26 Sports Theme
10/23 Title 1 Conferences Begin
10/25 Report Cards/College Day

10/29 Group Pictures and Fall Picture Retakes

11/5 -11/16 Food Drive
11/6 Wear Purple for Citizenship
11/6 PTA Meeting
11/13 Progress Reports
11/13 Fundraiser Pickup
11/14 PTA Whataburger Night
11/19-11/20 Connecting with Families-Lunch

11/21-11/23 No School-Thanksgiving Holidays

12/21 Christmas Party/Early Release/End of 2nd 9 Weeks

12/22-1/4 No School-Christmas Break

1/7 Teacher Workday- No School for students

1/21 No School- MLK Day

2/18 Teacher Workday-No School for students

3/7 Early Release/End of 3rd 9 Weeks

3/8 Bad Weather Make Up Day

3/11-15 No School-Spring Break

3/18 Teacher Workday-No School for students

4/9 Math STAAR

4/10 Reading STAAR

4/19 No School-Good Friday

4/22 Bad Weather Make Up Day

5/15 Science STAAR

5/27 No School-Memorial Day

5/30 Last Day of School/Early Release