Fifth Grade Flash

December 11, 2015

What's Happening In the Fifth Grade......

A big thank you to all of the parent chaperons who joined us on our field trip this week. We had a wonderful time at the museum and, and we couldn't have done it without all of the help and the "extra eyes" on our students. Also, thank you to the parents who kept up with the coolers and made a couple of dashes out to their cars.


We love our room parents and volunteers! Thank you so much for decorating our classrooms and doors. What a wonderful way to get us all in the holiday spirit!


You are invited to the fifth grade holiday parties!

Come join us Thursday, December 17th, at 1:30.


Early Dismissal on Friday, December 18th, @ 11:45. Have a safe & wonderful winter break! We will see all of the students back at school on Tuesday, January 5th.

Curriculum Corner

Reading: The students will be able to determine cause and effect while reading a story.


Language Arts: The students will compose a narrative essay of their favorite holiday memories. No spelling until after the holidays.


Social Studies: The students will finish their advertisements to promote one of the original thirteen colonies. We will also look at colonial industries and everyday life in the eighteenth century.


Math: We will be using area models to represent the division of a decimal by a whole number.


Science: We will be identifying and comparing the physical characteristics of the Sun, Moon, and Earth and classifying Earth's day/night cycle.

Save the Date!

December 16 -

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal
  • Student Council Meeting


December 17 - 5th Grade Holiday Party 1:30

December 18 - Early Dismissal 11:45

December 21 - January 4 - Holiday Break

January 5 - School Resumes

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

  1. Skilled Problem Solvers
  2. Effective Communicators
  3. Collaborative Workers
  4. Global Citizens
  5. Self-Regulated Learners