5th Grade Happenings

Week 13: November 16-20, 2015

Upcoming Dates

November 16-20: Fall Book Fair

  • Tuesday, November 17th: Book Fair open until 6:00pm

November 16-20: Generation Texas Week

  • Promote college and career readiness

Friday, November 20th: Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cafeteria

  • 5th grade lunch is from 12:50-1:20

Yearbooks on Sale Now


Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

Reagan Rays Supporting the Community!


We kick off the drive with our Reagan Ray Pajama Day! Wear a Pair/Share a Pair Day!

· Remember:

1. We need new pajamas

2. Sizes infant to adult (think of teens!)

3. Drop your donations in your grade level box outside the QUEST room

4. Students, please bring the pj’s in a small bag with your grade level labeled on the outside of the bag. We do NOT need your name, just grade level. J

5. Collecting until Thursday, December 11th.

6. Remember, Scholastic Books donates a new book for each pair of pajamas we collect. Cool!!!!

7. Our Reagan goal is to collect 500 pairs.

8. Which grade level will bring the most????

Thank you for showing care and concern for needy children! Each pair of pajamas will be matched with a new book from Scholastic Books. We are serving children in Austin and surrounding area shelters.

Coat Drive

The Damascus Road Christian Church has requested help from the district to collect new and slightly used coats for school age children. There is a bin in the front office for collection. Mrs. Martin (our counselor) has applications for students who are in need of a coat.

Click here for more information about the coat drive

Weekly Shirt Days

Mondays are College Spirit Days (wear your favorite college team shirt)

Fridays are Reagan Spirit Days (wear a Reagan Elementary shirt)

Here's what's happening in 5th grade this week:

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-Start Unit 3

-Modeling, Reading, and Comparing Decimals

-See student planner for daily homework assignments

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-Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors

-See student planner for daily homework assignments

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Language Arts

-Figurative Language

  • Using it in our writing

-Fiction Elements

-Elaborate our ideas in writing

  • Compound Sentences
  • Figurative Language
  • Sensory Details

-Imaginative Stories





-See student planner for daily homework assignments

-Please make sure your child is reading 120 minutes per week

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Social Studies

-Life in the Colonies

-Williamsburg Walk

Please visit our 5th grade website for more information

Click here to see the Grading Policy on the 5th Grade Website

Follow us on Twitter

...and see what we're doing in our classrooms each week
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Mrs. Habermacher = @RHabermacher

Mrs. Mackie = @jnymackie

Mrs. Hoover = @Hoover5th

Mrs. Martinez = @PMartinezClass

Mr. Hurtado = @JohnFHurt

Ms. Lambert = @lambert_kellie

Reagan Elementary = #ReaganRays

Leander ISD = #LISDleads

Meet the 5th Grade Team

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Back Row: John Hurtado, Jennifer Mackie

Front Row: Paula Martinez, Kellie Lambert, Reagan Habermacher, Melinda Hoover