5th Grade Falcons

News You Can Use for the Week of 3/23 through 3/27

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 27 - Early Release (12:30) & End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Tuesday, March 31 - Reading STAAR Test

Thursday, April 2 - Student Holiday (Teacher-Staff Development)

Friday, April 3 - Holiday

Monday, April 20 - Math STAAR Test

Wednesday, April 22 - Science STAAR Test

The Big Event

It’s almost time for The Big Event – the East Zone’s first-ever cross-feeder service project that focuses on giving back to our communities through service-oriented activities.

The Big Event will be held Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., and we would love to have you participate in giving back to our community!

Volunteers may now register to participate in the event or find a cause to support and donate needed items for. Visit www.lisd.net/bigevent to learn more.

Join your fellow community members for a Big Event kick-off rally at Career Center East (located at 2553 F.M. 544 in Lewisville) at 8 a.m. on March 21. There will be special appearances by TCHS Head Football Coach Rudy Rangel, HHS Head Football Coach Brian Brazil and mascots from both high schools. Music will pump everyone up for this awesome day of service and fun.


In an effort to connect more with technology and to interact with our community in a different way, ICE teachers are taking to Twitter! Be sure to follow your favorite teachers to see and get updates on what is being done in the classroom/school!

Mrs. Brown - @MrsBrowngrade5

Mrs. Finley - @finleys5thgrade

Mrs. Horne - @fearlessin5th

Mrs. Purvis - @fifthisfun

Mrs. Vitosh - @AmyVitosh

Fifth Grade Twitter handle @5thicefalcons

A Note from Coach Parker...

With the cold weather comes a lot of students who wear boots to school to keep their tootsies even warmer. Please be sure they bring a pair of tennis/athletic shoes on the day their class visits PE, as well as, every Friday since all students are in the gym on Fridays. Thank you very much!!

Math Resource Links

Math Textbook: www.pearsonrealize.com

Think Through Math: http://lms.thinkthroughmath.com

Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

Its Time to Order Your Yearbook!

Yearbook orders can be placed online at balfour.com. 5th grade dedications can also be completed on the Balfour website. The cost is $10. Please contact Mrs. Sorrells if you have any questions!


5th grade teachers are now offering STAAR tutoring on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. If the teachers felt that your child would benefit from these sessions, they sent home a letter and a schedule with your child. If you would like your child to attend a tutoring session, please email your child's teacher and we will make room for them!

Mrs. Vitosh will still offer open Math tutoring on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 3:30.


This Week in ELAR

Reading STAAR is soon approaching! It is Tuesday, March 31st. We have a week and a day to prepare! That is exactly what we are doing. We will be focusing on drama and poetry this coming week. We will also be creating fun STAAR strategy posters. I also have some online reviews for us planned. It will be a great week!!! I will be sending home at least 1 reading passage as homework for extra practice!

Please continue to make sure your kiddo is doing their daily reading log and logging at least 20 minutes of reading a day and completing iStation on Wednesdays! I have really enjoyed reading their logs each week and seeing their thought process!


Monday--Reading Log

Tuesday--Reading Log

Wednesday--iStation on home computer or iPad

Thursday--Reading Log

iStation Resource for Parents:


This week in Math

This week we will study Topic 12: Two-Dimensional Shapes. We will learn how shapes can be described, classified, and named.

Monday: Geometry Vocabulary Project

Tuesday: Daily TEKS Review 12-1 & 12-2

Wednesday: Think Through Math

Thursday: Complete Geometry Vocabulary Project

Friday: no homework

This website provides a link to several resources we use for math:


This Week In Science

This week, we will identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

Learning Goals

  • I can identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, such as surface, temperature, geological features, composition, and size.
  • I will differentiate between the Sun which is made of gases, and the Earth and Moon, which are made largely from rock.

  • I will explain how Sun and Earth have very different atmospheres, while the Moon does not have a significant atmosphere. Only the Earth has liquid water.

Essential Questions

  • What are the physical characteristics of the Sun?

  • What are the physical characteristics of the Earth?

  • What are the physical characteristics of Earth’s Moon?

This Week in Social Studies

This week our focus will be on the Declaration of Independence, both the writers, the signing of, and the document itself.


Please support our school by joining PTA! Follow this link to see what our amazing PTA has in store for us and find out about membership information!


Contact Us!

5th Grade Teacher Email Addresses

Mrs. Brown brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Finley finleyl@lisd.net

Mrs. Horne hornej@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh vitosha@lisd.net

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