5th Grade News
November 28 - December 2, 2022
Focus of the Week
ELAR - I can analyze literary elements in traditional literature.
MATH- I can classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy of sets and subsets based on their attributes and properties.
SCIENCE- I can recognize how landforms are the result of changes to Earth's surface by wind, water, and ice.
SOCIAL STUDIES- I can explain the economic patterns of early European colonies.
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Important Information to Help Your Student!
We are struggling with respect and kindness in 5th grade. We remind our students daily that how you speak to others matters just as much as what you are saying. We understand that our kids are not going to be friends with everyone in their peer circle, however we expect ALL of our kids to treat others with RESPECT. It's like the old adage goes - If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.
On the other hand we are a community, if you see someone being unkind please speak up!!!
Do not be a bystander.
Tell them to stop!
Tell them what they are doing is wrong!
If the problem can't be resolved PLEASE get a teacher, so that we can help!
Ways to Be Kind to Others
- Smile at everyone you pass in the hallway, in the store, or walking on the sidewalk
- Hold the door open for people
- Sit by someone who's eating alone
- Put your phone away and give someone your full attention
- Greet people in the hallways
- When you experience something good, share it with people (a book, social media post, YouTube video, article, etc…)
- Don’t gossip
- Talk to someone you don't usually talk to and try to get to know them
- Say please and thank you when you ask for things
- Compliment someone
- Help a classmate when they're confused
- Leave a nice comment on social media
- Ask new people to be in your group during class
- Ask someone how their day's going and genuinely listen to their response
- Make eye contact when you talk to people
- Forgive someone when they hurt your feelings (even if they don’t ask for forgiveness)
- Give someone positive feedback when they've done something well
- Apologize when you mess up
- Listen when someone needs to talk
- Say thank you a lot
To learn more, visit Project School Wellness
Calling all Entrepreneurs
We think it is fabulous that some of our kiddos have an entrepreneur spirit, however we kindly ask that students refrain from selling things at school. Thank You!
What Can We Work on at Home?!?
You may have noticed that your student does not have daily homework. However your student is responsible for bringing a fact grid to Math class every day! The only time a student should have homework is to make-up missed work from an absence or work that was not completed in class. Here are some suggestions if you want your student to have extra practice.
Daily Fact Grid (multiplication chart 1-12 & 25's)
Read daily for at least 20 minutes
Practice fact fluency (multiplication & division)
Log in to ClassLink and work on Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies in Progress Learning (this used to be Education Galaxy), or check out Sora, our online digital library.
Dress Code -
Hurray for student choice!!! With great privilege comes great responsibility, If you have questions about dress code please refer to the Red Oak ISD dress code page. Click on the link below to be redirected to this page.
Conference Time: 9:10 - 10:00