5th Grade Newsletter

January 26th


A few reminders for y'all!

  • Your kiddos are in their last semester of elementary school, and it will go by fast! Please make sure you are reading our newsletters for important dates and information. We got this!

Have a great week!

-The Fifth Grade Team

How Do We Log In At Home?

This document will take you through the steps you need!

What We Will Be Learning This Week!


We are finishing up multiplying and dividing fractions and moving into addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators. For all 4 operations students need to understand how to use both pictorial models and standard algortihm.


We are finishing up our short weather vs. climate and review of the water cycle unit. Since it was a short unit we won't have a CSA, just a short quiz.


We are working on our non-fiction unit.

Social Studies

We will be talking about the Civil War.

Important Dates

January 27th: Author Visit from Nancy Churnin

January 30th-February 3rd: Jump Rope for Heart

February 7th: Reading Interim

February 8th: Math Interim

February 14th: Science Interim

February 14th: Valentine's Party (Time and Details TBD)

February 17th & 20th: Professional Development for Teachers, No school for students

Interim Testing

We will be having a second round of Interim Testing in February. This will be just like what we did last semester, except this time they will take one for science as well. Just like last time, this will do two things for both us and the kids: students get a chance to see the different types of questions they will see on the actual STAAR test later this year, and it will help us to see where they are now that we are just a few months away from the end of the school year.

These dates will be as follows:

February 7th-8th: Reading & Math Interim

February 14th: Science Interim

STAAR Testing

We have the finalized dates for when we will take our 3 STAAR tests this year. We wanted to go ahead and give you these dates so you are in the know!

Reading STAAR: Tuesday, April 18th

Science STAAR: Wednesday, April 26th

Math STAAR: Tuesday, May 2nd


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Don't Hesitate to reach Out!

ELAR & Social Studies

Shanet Greene- sgreene2@littleelmisd.net

Helena Lowry- hlowry@littleelmisd.net

Math & Science

Kendalyn Jordan- kjordan@littleelmisd.net

Abigail Stevenson- astevenson@littleelmisd.net