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Welcome 5 th Grade Parents. Proud home of the Shafer Knights. 5 th Grade Team. POD 1 Mrs. Cook-Science Mr. Fuller- Math Mrs. Henry- LA/Social Studies Mrs. Mitchell- LA/Social Studies. POD 2 Mrs. McKinney- Science Ms. Jost- Math Mr. Dixon- LA/Social Studies

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welcome 5 th grade parents

Welcome 5th Grade Parents

Proud home of the

Shafer Knights

5 th grade team
5th Grade Team


Mrs. Cook-Science

Mr. Fuller- Math

Mrs. Henry- LA/Social Studies

Mrs. Mitchell- LA/Social Studies


Mrs. McKinney- Science

Ms. Jost- Math

Mr. Dixon- LA/Social Studies

Mrs. Foley- LA/Social Studies

lunch schedules
Lunch Schedules

Fuller/Cook 12:57-1:27

Henry/Mitchell 1:01-1:31

Foley/Dixon 1:04-1:34

Jost/McKinney 1:07-1:37

*Your child will be with a switch teacher at lunch time and not their homeroom. If you plan on eating lunch with him/her, ask them who they eat lunch with. 

birthday information
Birthday Information
  • Please do NOT send birthday party invitations to school.
  • Birthday treats may be delivered to the office by 10:00 AM and must be approved by the nurse prior to passing out at recess time.
  • Frosted cookies are NOT allowed.
parent teacher conference
  • Conferences will begin by the end of the 1st nine weeks.
  • If you would like to schedule a conference prior, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.
kisd grading scale
KISD Grading Scale

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 75-79

D 70-74

F 69 and below

  • Expectation cards
  • Planners
  • Wednesday folders (black folder)
  • Campus e-news
  • 5th grade email blast
  • Voice mail/ e-mail
  • Conference time is 8:50-9:40
  • Attendance Office Contact
change of transportation
Change of Transportation

Getting your child home safely is our top priority!

  • Please send transportation changes in writingwith your child in the morning so that we can let the office know of the change. The letter should include:
    • Child’s name
    • Homeroom teacher’s name
    • Bus # or Car Rider #
    • Parent’s name and best number

**An email will not be accepted.

  • Our phones do not allow outside calls during the school day. If you have an emergency, please contact the front office.
  • Snack time will be allowed daily.
  • It should be a healthy finger food and not full of sugar.
  • Water in a re-closable bottle is allowed in the classroom.

Expectation cards

  • Expectation cards will be sent home daily and kept in the black communicator folder.
  • We ask that you sign and return the card the following morning.
  • If an expectation card is not available during or at the end of a nine weeks period the student will receive an N in the category of disciplines self on the report card.
curriculum overview social studies
Curriculum OverviewSocial Studies

Key Concepts

  • 50 States and regions
  • Colonization
  • American Revolution
  • US Government
  • US Bill of Rights
  • The Civil War
  • JA in a Day (junior achievement)
curriculum overview reading
Curriculum OverviewReading

Key Concepts

  • Homework (Reading Log)
  • Comprehension skills
  • Novels based on reading level
  • Poetry
  • Literary Elements
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Varied genres of reading
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Use of active reading strategies
  • Vocabulary development
  • Word Study (spelling)
curriculum overview language
Curriculum OverviewLanguage

Key Concepts

  • Editing Skills
  • Capitalization, punctuation, and word usage
  • Parts of speech
  • Narrative Writing
  • Expository Writing
curriculum overview math
Curriculum Overview:Math

Key Concepts

  • Numbers, Operations, and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Reasoning
  • Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
  • Measurement
  • Probability and Statistics

(Problem solving skills are integrated in all areas)


Fact Fluency


curriculum overview science
Curriculum OverviewScience

Key Concepts

  • Physical Properties
  • Forms of Energy
  • Earth’s Surface & Resources
  • Earth and Space
  • Organisms and Environment
  • Real World Science
  • Famous Scientists/Inventors



staar dates

State of Texas Assessments

of Academic Readiness

5th grade will take 3 STAAR tests:

  • April 1st-Math
  • April 2nd-Reading
  • April 23rd-Science
  • Doors
  • Restroom
  • Severe Weather
  • Gate