Fifth Grade Flash

January 22, 2016

What's Happening In the Fifth Grade

It's Singing Valentines Time!!

Singing Valentines will be sold before and after school starting on Monday, Jan. 25th through Friday, Jan. 29th. The times are 7:30 - 7:45 before school and 2:30 - 3:00 after school. Each Singing Valentine costs 1:00 which includes a card , a lollipop, and a song. See the pink flyer in your child's Friday Folder for more information.

***Batteries Needed!!***

We will be starting our electricity unit in science next week! Each student will need to bring 2 “D” sized batteries to school for building electrical circuits. Using masking tape and a permanent marker, please put your child’s name on each individual battery. Thanks so much!!


Please do not make any appointments for your fifth grader on these dates. The first two STAAR dates are in March. Science is in May.

  • Math STAAR, Tuesday, March 29th
  • Reading STAAR, Wednesday, March 30th
  • Science STAAR, Wednesday, May 11th

Curriculum Corner

Reading: The students will continue elements of a mystery and sequencing.

Language Arts: We will be identifying and using adjectives. Spelling test is

Thursday, January 28th.

Social Studies: We will continue the American Revolution. Events leading up to the war, famous patriots, strategies, and battles will be analyzed.

Math: We will continue our fractions unit with multiplying and dividing (models and pictures, too).

Science: We will be comparing and contrasting weather and climate.

Save the Date!

Be sure to check the dates below. There are many important dates coming your way concerning the gifted program, programs available for next year, and middle school in general.

January 25

  • Singing Valentines will go on sale before and after school
  • Photography Club

January 27

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal

January 28 - Spring class and individual pictures

February 1 - Photography Club

February 3

  • Destination Imagination
  • Choir Rehearsal

February 19

5th Grade to Middle Schools for Fine Arts electives tour 8:50-11:00

February 22

Middle school counselors visit CES 5th grade to hand out course selection sheets

February 23

5th grade Parent Night at all of the Middle Schools - 6:30

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

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