Barbara Jones » Ms. Barbara Jones-

Ms. Barbara Jones-

I am a 5th Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. I have taught reading for approximately 9 years. I hope to instill a love for Reading in all of my students, because you can go places that you can only dream about when you read. We will work hard on learning reading skills and try to have fun while we are learning!  I have 2 children, Bronson-12th and Ivie-11th.

This is my second year teaching Social Studies and I love it! I enjoy teaching students about past events, people and places that have shaped our world in which we live.

My contact information is (936)-829-6900 and [email protected].  Please feel free to call, or email me with any concerns, or just stop by to say hi.

My Schedule is:
Tutoring-7:30-8:00 Tutoring/Homework help/Enrichment- Please make sure your child is here on time to get extra help and enrichment.

My Teaching Schedule

7:30-8:00  - Tutoring/Homework Help

8:00-9:00   - S.S -Ms. Jones Homeroom

9:00-10:00   - Social Studies- Mrs. Zwolinski's HR

10:00-12:30  - Reading- Lackey's Homeroom 

11:00-11:30  - Lunch

(12:30-1:30):- (2:30- 3:25)  - Jones/Chamber Reading

1:30-2:25- PE/Music/Computer(Tues)  ---Conference

                                Homeroom Student Schedule                                                            

7:30-8:00   -Tutoring/Homework Help

8:00-9:00  - Social Studies  - Ms. Jones

9:00-10:00   -Science-Ms. Oden

10:00-12:30    -Math - Mr. Lackey     

11:00-11:30   -Lunch

(12:30- 1:30)-( 2:30- 3:30)  - Reading –  Ms. Jones-   (Honors Reading goes to Ms. Davis)

1:30-2:25   PE/Music/Computer----Conference

Phone (936)829-6900        

Course Overview for 5th Grade English Language Arts/Reading
The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following strands: Reading, where students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in  conversation and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written convention of the English language in speaking and writing. The standards are cumulative--students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should read and write on a daily basis.

Course Overview for 5th Grade Social Studies

In Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Grade 5, students survey the history of the United States from 1565 to the present. Historical content includes the colonial period, the American Revolution, the establishment of the U.S. Constitution and American identity, westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, immigration and industrialization, and the 20th and 21st centuries. Students study a variety of regions in the United States that result from physical features and human activity and identify how people adapt to and modify the environment. Students explain the characteristics and benefits of the free enterprise system and describe economic activities in the United States. Students identify the roots of representative government in this nation as well as the important ideas in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Students study the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Students examine the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic and identify important leaders in the national government. Students recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. Students describe the cultural impact of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the nation and identify the accomplishments of notable individuals in the fields of science and technology. Students explain symbols, traditions, and landmarks that represent American beliefs and principles. Students use critical-thinking skills to sequence, categorize, and summarize information and to draw inferences and conclusions.