5th Grade News

March 21 - April 1, 2016

Important Dates

Thursday, March 24: 5th Grade Latin & Art Field Trip to San Antonio Museum of Art


Thursday, March 24: End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 31 & Friday, April 1: 5th Grade Field Trip to McKinney Roughs (details below)

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, April 5: 5th Grade Theater Play (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 6: Middle School Preview (check your e-mail for details)

Sunday, April 10: Community Seder @SAS

Academic Updates

Language Arts:

Students will continue writing original myths. They will revise and edit drafts to complete Portfolio 3 as they begin a poetry unit.

Math :

Students will work on solving problems that involve dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Students will learn easy-to-follow steps to divide fractions and they will also use models to explain what is happening when they divide fractions. Students should be commended on their work on our latest math exploration problems. They showed tons of perseverance on a couple of tough problems.

Social Studies:

Students have just started our exploration of Ancient China. Specifically, they studied geography and how it affected life and settlement in the region. They will start to study Ancient Chinese philosophers this week.


Science rotations continue between the 5th Grade teachers. Mrs. Pound's class is studying electrical circuits, Ms. Ballon's class is studying the hydrosphere, and Mr. Eleby's class is studying parts of the solar system, including counting stars.


There will be Spanish Open Houses for all 5th Grades the first week of April. They will take place during regularly-scheduled Spanish class. Students are excited to share some of the songs, stories and games they have been learning in Spanish class this year. The Casa Abierta will take place in Room 60 in the 6th Grade Wing. See you there!

McKinney Roughs Trip!

Information about McKinney Roughs will be communicated via e-mail. All forms must be signed and returned to your child's homeroom teacher.


Some things to remember:

-Please report any food allergies and medication needs if you have not done so already.

-Please write your child's name on EVERYTHING.

-Late dropoff on Thursday (8:00 am) on Bailey Lane.

Direct any questions or concerns to your child's homeroom teacher.

Field Trip: Buddhist Temple

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Celebrating Athletes

Congratulations to all of our SAS athletes. The following students were recognized by their coaches during Chapel for their outstanding efforts:

5th Graders on a podcast!

Some 5th Graders had the unique and exciting opportunity to record science-related questions for the family-friendly podcast, Tumble. Tumble is produced here in Austin, Texas and can be found on iTunes or any podcast app. Our students are featured on "The Cave of the Underground Bat" as well as some upcoming shows.