Mrs. Nash's Fifth Grade

September 25, 2015

Congratulations to these students!

Nailah Holder is this week's Junior Captain for showing this month's character trait of respect. Congratulation to Nailah!

Our first PBIS awards were Friday and the following students earned enough PBIS stamps to be invited to attend the popsicle palooza celebration:

Anaya, Nikki, Ti'myah, Matthew, Christian, Luke, Davina, Breyel, Cecilia, and Kat

Students can earn stamps from any adult in the building, in the classroom, the hallway, in specials, and the cafeteria. Keep working to earn those stamps!

Awesome job!!!


The kiddos were introduced to an exciting new program that practices their math basic facts. It works like a video game (so the kids love it) but it really helps increase their fact fluency. It is so important that all the students know their multiplication and division facts well as we work on mulit-digit multiplication and divisvion, decimals and fractions! Encourage them to show you the program and work on it at home. They have login information written in their agendas.

Parent University

Parent University will be Monday from 9:00 am-10:00 am or from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm and will focus on Math instruction. If you are wondering about those math homework assignments that seem to be different from the way you learned math, this is your chance to see how math instruction has changed. Join Mrs. Howard for one of these informative sessions!

Fifth Grade T-Shirts

Order forms for our fifth grade t-shirts were sent home in Friday folders. The shirt was designed by Bryce Dopson, in our class. All the students' names will be listed on the back of the shirt. We will have an autograph day for the kids to sign shirts. The cost for the shirt is $10.00 and need to be turned in by October 9th. Payment needs to be cash or a check made payable to Pharr PTA. The students will wear these shirts to all of our fifth grade special activities during the year.

What we're learning this week....


We will continue to work on grammar skills such as capitalization and compound sentences. In writing we will be editing our narratives, remembering to introduce our characters by giving them character traits and by using more advanced transitions between paragraphs. We are getting ready for our narrative writing assessment.


We will be reviewing order of operations, powers of ten and place value, adding and subtracting decimals and really focusing on division with two-digit divisors.

Social Studies

We are finishing up our unit on Reconstruction and will be reviewing for our test on Wednesday. Students should be bringing home their Social Studies notebooks nightly to prepare for the unit test.


We will be studying plant and animal cells. Students will be identifying the various parts of cells and the purpose for each cell part. They should also be able to compare and contrast plant and animal cells.