Fearless in Fifth

Indian Creek 5th Grade Newsletter: Week of September 7

Love and Logic

"Enforceable Statements"

Weekly, we will send you a link from a parenting resource called, "Love and Logic". I believe you will appreciate the information as much as I have.


Tutoring Begins This Week

Please contact the appropriate teacher to let us know if your child is staying to attend tutoring.

Tutoring is after school and ends at 3:30pm. Please pick up your child at the front of the building.

Monday - Math (Mrs. Purvis & Mrs. Vitosh)

Tuesday - Reading (Mrs. Brown, Ms. Horne, & Mrs. Legg)

Wednesday - Any Subject (all teachers, Ms. Legg will have writing tutoring)

What We Are Learning this Week:

Math: Complete Unit 1: Place Value, Comparing and Ordering Decimals, & Rounding.

Our Unit 1 Assessment will be on Friday, September 11th.

Reading: We will continue to learn how to monitor our comprehension by listening to our "inner conversation" while reading and expand our thinking by talking to others about what we read.

Writing: Identifying and understanding the different kinds of sentences (exclamatory, interrogative, declarative, imperative). We will end the week with an assessment.

Science: Science Rocks! We are having a blast! Not literally, but we just started our safety unit and your children will bring or have already brought home a Saftey Contract for you and your child to sign. This is to ensure that they are aware of how to stay safe and the expectations. Next week we will begin learning about science tools.

Social Studies: We will continue our Geography unit with learning all about map skills and the different types of maps. We will participate in several geography challenges in order to learn Longitude and Latitude, Geographic Terms and the world's continents and oceans.

Resources to Use:


The math textbook is available online at www.pearsonrealize.com.

Username: last intial, first initial, id #, @lisd (ex. dj12345678@lisd)

Password: abcd1234

Please be patient as some students still need to be added to this resource.

Social Studies:

The Social Studies Alive curriculum is entirely online. Here is how your student can access the information from home:

website: www.teachtci.com (and select 'student')

username: last name, 1st initial

password: ID # (numbers only)

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From left to right: Mrs. Vitosh, Mrs. Horne, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Purvis, Ms. Legg


Every student needs to purchase a planner if they have not already. They are available for $3.25.

Important Dates

Friday, September 4th - Back to School Pool Party (details below)

Monday, September 7th - No School - Enjoy your holiday!

Thursday, September 17th - PTA Membership Meeting (details below)

Back to School Pool Party

Friday, Sep. 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

1330 East Rosemeade Parkway

Carrollton, TX

PTA Membership Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 6:30pm

Indian Creek Elementary School, Carrollton, TX, United States

Carrollton, TX


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. Horne - @fearlessin5th

Ms. Legg - @leggn1

Mrs. Purvis - @fifthisfun

Mrs. Vitosh - @AmyVitosh

Fifth Grade Team - @5thicefalcons

Indian Creek - @IndianCreekES

Teacher E-mail Addresses

Mrs. Brown - brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Horne - hornej@lisd.net

Ms. Legg - leggn@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis - purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh - vitosha@lisd.net