Topic outline

  • General

    Mrs. Sands 

    5th grade



    Conference Time - 11:05 - 11:50

    • Daily Schedule

                                             Schedule for T. Sands  2017-2018


      7:40 – 8:30   Social Studies       

      8:30 - 10:00 - Language Arts (Reading - Writing - Language - Spelling)

      10:00 -11:00        Science instruction on Monday, Thursday, Friday -  Lab on Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday

      11:00-11:05 -       Restroom

      11:05 - 11:55-    Activity/Conference Time

      11:55 - 12:20     Finish morning work

      12:20 - 12:50         Lunch

      12:50-1:00 - Restroom

      1:00 - 1:20         Recess

      1:20 - 1:30         Oral Read to students

       1:30 - 3:00 - Math

      3:00 - 3:10 - Prepare for dismissal

      Encounters students will leave on Mondays 

      • Spelling

        Every Monday students are given a list of Spelling Words to review all week. Spelling test are given on Fridays. Please make sure your child studies on a daily basis. Tests are oral dictation and standardized.  Cursive writing is utilized.

        • Science

          In the fifth grade, students will utilize the science lab twice a week which includes hands-on activities taught by Ms. Lyons.

          In the classroom science is taught on a daily basis using the scope and sequence provided by the district.  This includes a program called StemsScope.  A science notebook is also used.

          Vocabulary for each unit is empasized.  

          New for this year is a set of checkpoint tests administered by the teacher on dates provided by the district.  We will be able to use this as a tool for monitoring students' understanding of the 

          TEK that has been taught.

          Science STAAR Test will be administered in May.

          Our first unit discusses science safety and tools that are used by scientists.  The science method is introduced. 

          Beginning in September our next unit will be on ecosystems which will include a small project.

          • Math

            Math is taught on a daily basis.  One of the best things you can do for your child is make sure they have their facts memorized.  They need to recall their facts in a quick and timely manner.

            Some areas of study include:

            Place Value


            Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division problems

            Word problems that involve more than one step to solve



            Financial Literacy

            Fractions - equivalent - Adding and subtracting fractions - Simplifying fractions

            Prime and Composite numbers

            Checkpoint tests provided by the district will be administered.

            We will begin the year with place value to the billions and decimals to the thousandths.