5th Grade

Week of October 3rd

Things are Fabulous in Fifth!!

  • Please continue to check your student's planner. Planners will have class information added daily. Please sign at the bottom of each day, and use the information to talk to your student about what we are doing in 5th grade.

  • SNACK: Because 5th-grade lunch is not until 12:20, we are allowing 5th graders to bring a HEALTHY snack. The snack must be something they can eat while continuing to work, and the snack must not require a spoon and cannot be messy.

Upcoming Dates

October 3 - Picture Day

October 10 - Colors for Caring Day

Big picture

Subject Content:

This week is the beginning of the 2nd 6 weeks!


We are beginning our Drama and Literary Non Fiction Unit


Place Values of Decimals


Forms of Energy

Social Studies:

13 Colonies


Mrs. Kocian

This will be my 29th year in education and 26th year teaching math but my first year in 5th grade! I am originally from Kansas but I got to Texas as fast as I could! I have spent all my teaching years here in Red Oak and all at ROE.

I live in Waxahachie with my husband Jim and step-son Cameron. I have a beautiful step-daughter Ashley, her husband Robert, (a former student) and the light of my life, my grandson Easton. My mother is the oldest of 16 children, so besides my brother and sister, I have a huge extended family. Makes for great family reunions.

For fun, I like to bake, cook and read. I love houseplants and succulents, but I do not have a green thumb! My favorite place in the world is my cabin in Colorado. I love home projects and working with my husband on them.