Prairie View's 5th Grade News

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Schedule Change Begins Today

Starting TODAY, we will begin an alternate schedule. This schedule allows for more personalized learning through small group instruction. This will better prepare students for STAAR testing, as this is an SSI year. SSI means they must pass the STAAR to be promoted to the next grade. Students who do not pass the first round will go through a tutoring program and retake the test. If they do not pass the second time, they will attend summer school and retake it again at the end of summer school. Here is the new schedule:

7:15-7:45= Morning Work in Homeroom Class
7:45-8:00= Morning Meeting in Mrs. Ward's Classroom
8:00-8:50= Specials (Art, Music, PE)
9:00-10:00= 1st Rotation
10:05-11:05= 2nd Rotation
11:10-12:05= 3rd Rotation
12:10- 12:40= Lunch
12:40-1:10= Recess & Restroom Break
1:15-1:40= Small Group Instruction
1:45-2:10= Small Group Instruction
2:15-2:40= Small Group Instruction
2:40-2:45= Pack-up & Dismissal

During the small group instruction time, your child will be going to different teachers/mentors to work in a small group. For example, they could be with Mrs. Davidson or Mrs. Branstetter working on reading. They could be working with Mrs. Ward or Mrs. Patredis on math. They could also be in the library doing an enrichment class. Every child's schedule will be different. This should help to prepare them for a middle school schedule, among all the other benefits.

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Don't forget to STRIDE!!!!

Stride Academy Homework REQUIRED

Starting this week, using Stride 80 minutes a week (20 min 4 times a week) is mandatory. Your child has been challenged. We have put up a football field on the wall. Their football player or cheerleader (they colored themselves) start at one end zone. Their goal is to move across the field to the other end zone. To do this, each week your child must meet their 80 minutes on Stride Academy goal. We will have twelve weeks to complete this challenge, including Spring Break. That means they only have 2 weeks that they can miss their goal. If they “score a touchdown,” meaning they met their 80 minutes goal 10 times, they get to attend a pajama, popcorn party the week of the STAAR test. There will be smaller rewards along the way. Please help them in their success by checking to make sure they are meeting their weekly goals.

NEED 2 Liter EMPTY Bottles

Please send in any 2 liter empty bottles. We are creating eco-columns in the near future and will be needing close to 40.Also, it will really save me a lot of time if you rinse it out and pull off the wrapper. Thank you so much for your help!

Auction Donations..... We are running low, please HELP!

We are doing weekly Friday auctions, where the kids can spend there 5th grade money. We are asking for donations to help sustain our auction materials. Gently used items, old toys, dollar items, fingernail polishes, notepads, games, g-rated movies, craft supplies, etc. are all welcome. Please send donated items to your homeroom teacher. The students work hard to earn their money, and we want to maintain a high incentive for good behavior. The auctions play a significant role in the positive environment we are creating. Thank you for your involvement and support.
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Learning Targets

Language Arts- We are still working on our DBQ. We will be writing a journal of our own adventures getting to California for the Gold Rush.

Math- As we are making the final round to prepare our learners for middle school and the upcoming STAAR test it is imperative, now more than ever, that your child is diligent in completing the required 20 minutes of homework nightly on STRIDE. There is great benefit from reviewing this information and our students are fulfilling a responsibility that will be demanded of them in middle school. This is an opportunity to build a habit that will sustain their success through their school career. In class we will be finishing our study on multiplication of decimals. The end of unit test will be Thursday. From there we will enter the section on multiplication of common fractions.

Science- We are starting our new unit this week, Organisms and Environments. We will look at how energy in passed through food webs, and learn how environmental changes affect organisms.

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Valentine Party

Friday, Feb. 12th, 1:45-2:45pm


Your child may bring a valentine card for every child in their homeroom class. Each class has about 20 students in them.

Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 5:30-7:30pm


Bad Weathr Makeup Day NO SCHOOL!!!!!

Monday, Feb. 15th, 7:15am

Stay Home

Chocolate Fundrasier Assembly

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 8am


Chisholm Trail Middle School Tour

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 9:30-11:30am

Chisholm Trail Middle School, Rhome, TX, United States

Rhome, TX

We will be going over for a brief tour of the campus as a fifth grade class.

Techno Expo

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5:30-9:30pm


5th Grade Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 1st, 6-7:30pm

Chisholm Trail Middle School, Rhome, TX, United States

Rhome, TX

On this evening, parents will hear from our principal, Mr. Vercher as well as myself. We will be discussing district and Chisholm expectations. Parents and students will have an opportunity before and after the presentation to visit different booths advertising classes, advanced academics, as well as clubs & organizations.

Kelly Wallace

6th Grade Counselor

Hawk Huddle (End of 4th 6 Weeks)

Friday, Feb. 26th, 8am


5th Grade Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 1st, 6-7:30pm


Open House- Dinner will be served.

Tuesday, March 8th, 5-6:30pm


Chisholm Trail Spectacular Night

Thursday, March 10th, 6-8pm

Chisholm Trail Middle School, Rhome, TX, United States

Rhome, TX

*Elementary students/parents/staff DO NOT have to attend*

This night is only for those who might have missed any of the other information. On this night, we will have a small area set up for any parents or students who might have questions regarding 6th grade. This is also a night where our students will be showcasing some of their finest work from this school year. We welcome any parents or students who might want to see or learn more about the awesome work at Chisholm Trail.

Kelly Wallace

6th Grade Counselor

Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, March 14th, 7am to Friday, March 18th, 11pm


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