Fearless in Fifth
Indian Creek 5th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 28th
Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Time!!
Mrs. Horne and Mrs. Purvis: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4aafab4-20152016
Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Legg and Mrs. Vitosh: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44ada72ea3fb6-spring
Important STAAR Information
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, your child will be taking the Math tests. Please see the bullet points below for important information regarding the test days.
- Please make sure your child gets a good nights sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
- We will not have snacks available for your child, so please make sure your kiddo brings a healthy snack to munch on during the test. Please no messy chips (especially Takis or spicy Cheetos) or fruit or anything eaten with a spoon. With messy snacks, there is always a chance for it to get on their test. If that happens, the test becomes INADMISSIBLE and we certainly don't want that to happen. Some good choices are: goldfish, pretzels, crackers, dry cereal, certain non-messy fruits or vegetables, string cheese, popcorn, animal crackers, and granola bars.
- They also need to bring a refillable water bottle.
- They need to bring two number 2 pencils, with good erasers.
- Please be sure they leave ALL technology at home. If they absolutely need their cell phone for emergencies, that is ok. We will make sure to have it turned off and in their back pack during the test.
- Please continue to study the STAAR vocabulary quizlet with your child.
- Unfortunately, parents are not allowed to come eat lunch on any STAAR testing days.
Reading STAAR Vocabulary
Thank you so much for your support at home!
iPads at School and Ready To Go
Classroom Supply Needs - UPDATE!
We are at a time of year where student supplies are starting to run low. We would greatly appreciate it (if you are able to) if you could send any of the below items to school with your child. Thank you so much for your continuing support!
- hand sanitizer
- cleaning wipes, such as clorox or generic brand.
- EARBUDS! Because we use technology throughout the day, it is important for each student to have their own set of earbuds. They do not need to be expensive, they even have the at the Dollar Tree for $1 per pair. We do not have earphones for them and they are unable to share with their friends.
What We Are Learning this Week:
- Monday we will finish our STAAR review.
- After the STAAR tests, we will be introducing a project about creating a personal budget.
- We will focus on myths and describing the phenomena explained in various origin myths from various cultures.
- We will also apply what we have learned about complete subjects and predicates and create sentences using our new spelling words.
- We will continue to determine the meaning of affix words, with our new spelling list containing various affix words that follow the pattern of -er, -est, -ier, -iest.
- We are finishing "What Happened Before" and "Alternative Energy".
- Starting "Interdependency" by the end of the week.
- We will continue our unit about declaring independence or not. The essential question we will use for our focus is, "What are the arguments for or against declaring independence?" We will look at different arguments for both the Loyalists and the Patriots.
By Jim Fay
Jason was having a bad day on the soccer field, yelling out criticisms to his teammates. "Settle down, Jason," warned his coach. "Give the others a break. It's not all about you. Share the ball or I'm going to have to pull you from the game."
Hearing this, Jason ran screaming at two of the other players, pushed one down and kicked the ball over the fence. Needless to say, he was pulled from the game.
The trip home was no fun for his mom as she listened to him complaining about how stupid the other kids were and how unfair the coach was treating him. All she could think about was that her son had forgotten their talks that it is more important to be a good person and a good sport than it is to be a soccer star.
The next day, Mom made phone calls to the coach and to several of the other team mothers. "I need your help to teach Jason the importance of becoming a good person rather than just a good soccer player. Would you be willing to charge Jason if he calls for rides to games? You would? Oh, thank you so much."
Mom then had a discussion with Jason. "I take you to your soccer games because it's fun for me. Your last game wasn't fun. I was embarrassed by your behavior. I will drive you to your game again some day after the coach tells me that you have become a good sport."
"How am I supposed to get to the games if you're not driving me?"
"Well, sweetie, that's something I was wondering about as well."
"I’ll just get a ride with some of the other guys."
After making several calls, Jason yelled, "This is a ripoff! All the other moms want to charge me to ride with them. They don't even care if the team loses! This stinks!"
Mom held the line. After several weeks and Jason having spent $20.00 on rides, the coach called with a good report and lavish thanks to this courageous mother.
The remaining games were a lot more fun for both Jason and his mother.
To learn more tips for raising respectful, responsible kids, watch our DVD, How to Discipline Kids without Losing Their Love and Respect.
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it
Indian Creek PTA!
Resources to Use:
Math:Access the math textbooks online by first going to www.lisd.net.
Go to the "Resources" tab and click on "for Students."
Once there, click on "Digital Resources."
On the right side of the page is a button that says "Pearson Realize."
The log-in is the same as your student's district log-in.
The Social Studies Alive curriculum is entirely online. Here is how your student can access the information from home:
website: www.teachtci.com (and select 'student')
username: last name, 1st initial
password: ID # (numbers only)
Mrs. Brown - @MrsBrowngrade5
Mrs. Horne - @fearlessin5th
Ms. Legg - @leggn1
Mrs. Purvis - @fifthisfun
Mrs. Vitosh - @AmyVitosh
Fifth Grade Team - @5thicefalcons
Indian Creek - @IndianCreekES