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Welcome to Ms.Simpson's 5th Grade Class! 
 
A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT MS.SIMPSON
 
Ms. Simpson was born in Willis, Texas. She is a graduate of Willis High School and Texas State University. She received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas State. Eat Em Up Cats! 
 
This is Ms. Simpson's fourth year as a 5th Grade Reading and Social Studies teacher at Meador Elementary. 
 
Ms. Simpson loves being the Student Council Sponsor at Meador Elementary.  She wants to ignite a spark within children to be leaders inside and outside of school. 
 
Ms. Simpson loves to travel, but also enjoys being at home with her two kittens,Bluebonnet and Firefly, and her chocolate lab, Autumn.

One of Ms. Simpson's favorite quotes is, "If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies." She relates this to her students because through a world of learning, every student has a chance for change and to be able to grow into something beautiful.

If you need to get in contact with Ms. Simpson please e-mail her at ksimpson@willisisd.org.
 Quizlet Login- https://quizlet.com/join/fqKUmZBD5 (provides Wordly Wise study materials)
 
Tutorials: Tuesdays 7:35-8:05 a.m.
 

Classes

Recent Posts

5th Grade Field Trip- December 19th
Houston Museum of Science
** Parents are more than welcome to come. You may meet us at the museum. You will need to pay the entry fee. Students will need to come and go back on the school bus. 
5th Grade Christmas Party-December 22nd 12:00-1:15
 
Please send $1.00 with your child to pay for pizza
We are having a "family game day theme". Each child is more than welcome to bring a board game to play. Please make sure you fill out the Christmas Party letter and send it back with your child. Hope to see you all there! :)
 

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

  • Dec. 7 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Candy Canes
  • Dec. 8 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Jingle Bells
  • Dec. 11 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear RED
  • Dec. 12 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Socks
  • Dec. 13 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Snowmen
  • Dec. 14 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Tropical Holiday Clothes
  • Dec. 15 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Reindeer Antlers
  • Dec. 18 - 12 Days of Christmas - Dress like an Elf
  • Dec. 19 - 12 days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Shirt
  • Dec. 20 - 12 days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Pajamas - NO HOUSESHOES 
  • Dec. 21 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Ugly Holiday Sweater
  • Dec. 22 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Hat
  • Dec. 4-6 Closed Campus for Benchmarks
  • Dec. 7 - 2nd gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 7 - Spelling Bee 6 pm
  • Dec. 8 - Winter Wonderland - Family Fun Night 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Dec. 11-13 Closed Campus for Benchmarks
  • Dec. 14 - Fundraiser Limo/Pizza Party
  • Dec. 19 - 5th gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 21 - 3rd gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 22 - Early Release @ 1:40 pm
  • Dec. 25 - Jan. 5  - No School
  • Jan. 8 No school for students
  • Jan. 9 - 1st day of school for students in January

Dear Parents,

 
Encourage your scholar to practice Wordly Wise words in one or more of these ways:
 
1. Read each word and definition. Cover it up and write it. Uncover the word and definition,  check to see if it is correct.
 
2. Find the words in printed materials such as books and magazines.
 
3. Read a word aloud and ask your child to spell it (either aloud or written on paper).
 
4. Read definitions aloud and ask your child for the word it defines.
 
5. Read for thirty minutes every night.
 
In addition to studying vocabulary, reading for 30 minutes each night is important to building stamina.  I have included some tips for meaningful reading at home.  

 

Students Expectations:

1) Every night read 30 minutes.  

2)  Always have a library book at home and in your backpacks.



How can families help?

1) Have your student read aloud to you or read in the same room as you.

2) Set a timer.

3) Ask your student about what they are reading to check for understanding.

4) Read together.

5) Take turns, each reading a page at a time.

6) Have student write grocery list, and then read it aloud while shopping.

 

 
Questions to Check for Understanding:
  • What is the story about?
  • What do you think is going to happen? Why?
  • What does the main character want? Will she/he get it?  Why?
  • Why did the author end the paragraph/chapter/book that way?
  • Is the story real or imaginary?
  • What do you already know about _________________?  What do you want to know about __________________?
  • What do you understand from what you just read?  What's still confusing? What's clear?
  • What is the main idea? or What are the main ideas?
  • What picture is the author painting in your head?
  • Do you need to reread so that you understand?
  • Which of your predictions were right? What information from the text tells you that you are correct?
  • What connections can you make to the text? How do you feel about it?
  • Why do you think the author chose this setting?
  • Why do you think the author chose to tell the story from this point of view?                              
 
 
Thank you for your support,
 
 
We will have new Wordly Wise words every Friday.  Tests are on Thursday of following week.  They will take a vocabulary test and a spelling test using the same words.
Our literacy night will be on October 17th.  We will be having a book swap this year.  Students will be allowed to bring gently used books from home.  They will exchange these books for tickets that display how many books they brought in.  On literacy night, they will be allowed to shop for different books using their tickets as payment.  
 
It will be an even swap, so if they brought in 3 books, they will be able to choose 3 different books on literacy night at the book swap.