September 3-7

We have our first school holiday Monday for Labor Day. The rest of the week we will be learning about expanded notation in math and subject and predicate in language arts. The spelling words for our next test, September 12, are listed below.

there’s     their     then      than     who’s     often     answers

I’m     perhaps     notice     that’s     beautiful     watch

friends     music     single     explain     travel     wrote     farm

circle     whose     they’re

August 27-31

This week in math we will be looking at the different ways a number can be written. In language arts, we will have our first spelling test on Wednesday, August 29 and then learn about collective nouns. The first pep rally is Friday. Make sure you bring a note if you are checking out early for it. We are super proud of all of our 5th graders effort and attitude. We are off to a great start!

August 20-24

Here we go – our first full week of 5th grade! This week in math we will be working on place value – tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. In language arts we will talk about irregular verbs. Don’t forget to bring your sentimental object this week so we can learn more about each other. It’s going to be a great year!

Spelling list for August 29

there     their     first     its      most     written     does     together

sure     it’s     several     face     group     among     surface     they’re

follow     build     check     grew     listen     ask     single     clear


We’ve made it!!

We survived all of our STAAR tests and now we are closing in on becoming 6th graders. Can you believe it? We have seen so much growth in our students and we are super proud of all of their accomplishments. We look forward to hearing about all of the great things they will continue to do. Tomorrow is our 5th grade Olympics. Please wear your class color if you have it and tennis shoes and socks. Sunscreen and water would be a good idea as well. We are asking parents not to come for this because it will be an all day affair both in and out of the building. Wednesday, May 23 is our awards assembly. It will be at 8:30 and you may check students out afterwards. We have early release Tuesday and Wednesday at noon.

Once again, it has been my pleasure to spend this past year with your child. Thank you for sharing them with us every day!

May 14-18

We have made it to our last full week of 5th grade. Way to go!! This is a busy week. Monday is STAAR math retest. Tuesday is STAAR reading retest, and Wednesday is STAAR science. Because of STAAR testing, we cannot have visitors in the building so please don’t plan on eating lunch with your student those days. Thursday and Friday we will have our 5th grade Olympics. If your student has a shirt, bandana, hat, etc that is the color of their class (Brantley – yellow, McBride – red, McFall – green, Owens – blue, Ummel – orange) then please wear on Friday. They will also need to wear tennis shoes Friday. They will not get wet.

Reminder: 5th grade awards are May 23 at 8:30.

We’ve loved teaching your students and spending a year with them. Thanks for sharing them with us each day.

May 7-11

We are so close to the finish line of 5th grade! This week in math we will be doing a couple of assignments to keep our math skills sharp and ready for 6th grade. In language arts we will work on a memory book of all our favorite things that happened this past year. We still have one STAAR test, science, to go. It will be Wednesday, May 16. Our awards ceremony will be May 23, the last day of school. Hang in there – summer is coming!

April 30-May 4

STAAR results will come home April 27 with your student. Remediation for the second administration will start next week for those students who need to take the test again. Students will review science concepts this week while I am in remediation and have a spelling test on Wednesday. Class pictures are Tuesday, May 1. Please send $10 by Friday to purchase. We are in the home stretch to summer!

April 23-27

Monday is a school holiday. Tuesday the Kona Ice truck will be here. Make sure money is in before that. Wednesday we will be visiting the middle school and touring it to get ready for next year. Thursday is field day from 8:15-11:30 and you may check your student out when it’s over. Make sure to bring a change of clothes if you are staying. The spelling words are listed below for the test which will be May 2.


first     night     natural     there      hours     though     oil

suppose     American     its     modern     large      didn’t

never     catch     except     thought     through     fun

began     instead     examples     before     energy

became     business

April 16-20

Congratulations! You survived the math and reading STAAR tests! Next week we will be reviewing science, have a spelling test on Wednesday, write letters to the 4th graders and doing a little bit of math. Some upcoming April dates to be aware of – we will visit the middle school on April 25 and have field day on April 26. Hang in there guys – we’re almost done!

April 9-13

The week you have been fearfully anticipating is here. STAAR math will be Tuesday April 10 and STAAR reading is Wednesday April 11. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and brings a book and water for the test. We are not allowed visitors on campus those days so you will not be able to bring your child lunch. They have worked hard and are prepared. We look forward to good things from them! Spelling words are listed below for our test Wednesday, April 18.

does     whose     troubled     choose     it’s     ice     animals

whether     either     its      once     which     change     largest

iron     store     weather     beside     humans     their     although

your     sleep      you’re