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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Walt Disney


Welcome to my 5th grade class page! I am so excited to be at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School this year and for the school year to get started. Please subscribe to this page by clicking on the subscribe button in the right hand corner. This will keep you informed with important and fun updates throughout the year! We are going to have an amazing year of learning and fun in 5th grade!!

 

Recent Posts

*Field Day Thursday & HW*

Hi Parents,
 
Two things:
1) Field Day is this Thursday, May 18th. We will begin the morning at Cole Middle School taking a tour of the facilities (our babies are leaving the nest). And will go from there to the field to start the fun. Volunteers should be there at 8:30 ready to go with a folding chair and a BIG bottle of water. 
 
2) We will have homework this week. I have found a list of 6th grade vocabulary words I want to introduce the kids to, so we will be working on those words this week. If you need a refresher for homework guidelines, please check the tab to the right.
 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to REMIND or E-MAIL me. 
 
Thanks!
-Mrs. B 

Happy Easter!

*NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, APRIL 14th OR MONDAY, APRIL 17TH.*
 
Enjoy this four day weekend with your family!
 
-Mrs. B 

**IMPORTANT END OF YEAR DATES**

 
Thursday, April 20th--Science Night (5-7 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 25th-Thursday, April 27th--Egg Drop
Friday, April 28th--Battle of Flowers HOLIDAY 
Monday, May 8th--MATH STAAR RE-TEST
Tuesday, May 9th--READING STAAR RE-TEST
Wednesday, May 10th--SCIENCE STAAR TEST
Thursday, May 18th--Field Day/Cole Visit
Tuesday, May 23rd--Concert Field Trip
Thursday, June 1st--5th Grade Awards/POOL PARTY!!
 
How time flies when you are having fun!! Thanks for everything you guys have done this year. It has been one of my favorite years EVER. I will be sad to see your kids go, but I am as excited as ever to see what amazing things they will accomplish in the future!! 
 
-Mrs. B 

Happy Month of the Military Child!! Doesn't get much cuter than our sweet kiddos. SO proud to work with these guys every day!! Props to Jewel's dad for making a KILLER shirt to showcase her pride!! 

*Field Trip Wednesday, April 5th*

We will arrive at San Antonio Museum of Art at 9:30! :) 
 
Parents, if you volunteered to attend, please be there at a little before 9:30 (so you have time to buy your ticket before we arrive). Remember: regular admission is $10 and $5 if you have a military ID.
 
Thanks!
-Mrs B 

**STAAR TESTS TOMORROW & WEDNESDAY**

Please make sure that your child gets a FABULOUS night's sleep, and gets to school ON TIME.
 
**McDonald's on Austin Hwy is giving FREE breakfast to any and all STAAR test takers tomorrow morning. Get there EARLY so you can be at school on TIME**
 
...Can't wait to see how much our kiddos can accomplish! Thanks for all the home support, always!
 
-Mrs. B 

World Wars Study Guide

...is now available under "Study Guides" tab. The test is on Friday. We have only just gotten to WW1, and will only have covered a portion of WW2 by this date. I toyed with the idea of testing out of the unit next week, but I do not want to test them to worry about anything other than the STAAR. That being said, if they focus on the few WW2 facts on the study guide, they will be fine on the test. 

Middle School Course Selection

The NEON GREEN form is due back by THURSDAY! Please make sure you signed BOTH sides of the paper. THANKS! 

Valentine's Day Card Exchange

Hi Parents,
 
We will NOT be having a Valentine's Day party. However, your kiddos will have an opportunity to exchange Valentine's Day cards with their classmates. Today I will send home a list of names of all 21 students in our class. You do not HAVE to participate, but please supply each student in the class with one if you do. Also, make sure to address those cards before sending your kiddo to school on V Day!
 
Have a great weekend, 
Mrs. Blount 

**Civil War Test February 16th**

....be sure to be studying those study guides! Available NOW in the "Study Guide" section to the right :) 

SURPRISE! The students who participated in the Reading Fair were treated with reservations at Cafe Bookworm this morning--and the morning off! Great opportunity to teach students that we don't go the extra mile JUST because a reward is offered, but sometimes when we do, a reward is at the end of the finish line! Thanks girls. Missing: Chase D. (he wants to save his reservation for snack time)
SO proud of my 3 participants in this year's Book Fair--going above and beyond to showcase their learning and love of books! 
SO proud of my 3 participants in this year's Book Fair--going above and beyond to showcase their learning and love of books! 
SO proud of my three Book Fair participants--going above and beyond to showcase their learning!