5th Grade Newsletter

April 7 - 11, 2014


Monday: Turn in report card envelope with parent/guardian signature.

Please encourage your child to work on think through math and reflex (if they have an account) throughout the week and over the weekend.

Homework for Mrs. Vitosh will be given Monday and will be due by Friday.

Spelling tests are on Friday. Spelling packets and reading logs are also due on Friday.

Important Dates:

Friday, April 4: Report Cards Go Home

April 7-11: Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, April 8: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm

Friday, April 11: Fun Run Assembly

Friday, April 11: Family Fitness Night 6:30 - 7:30pm

Thursday, April 17: No School/ Staff Development

Friday, April 18: No School/Holiday

Wednesday, April 23: Science STAAR


Please either send in the payment or return the Lifetouch pictures if you have not done so already. Thank you!

Math & Science

This week during math we are going to review measurement, length, perimeter, area, and volume. We have studied these before and we are going to deepen our understanding of these concepts.

In science we are studying organisms and their environments. We are studying both complete and incomplete metamorphosis. We are also going to learn about plant and animal adaptations. In addition, we are reviewing concepts for our upcoming STAAR test and reinforcing our understanding of vocabulary terms from throughout the year.

Reading & Social Studies

In Language Arts, we are reviewing sentence variety and combining sentences with engaging, hands-on group activities. We will begin reading and studying classic myths and continue studying dramas.

In Social Studies, we will be finishing our study of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion. Students will begin to learn more about the diverse people of the west and their way of life.

Requested Supplies

Please help restock our classroom supplies. Thank you to those who have sent in additional supplies.

Mrs. Vitosh needs more pencils.

Ms. Bailey needs more kleenex and pencils.

We would be grateful for any donations. Thank you!!!

Contact Information

Ms. Bailey: baileyt@lisd.net

Mrs. Brown: brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis: purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh: vitosha@lisd.net