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Welcome to 5th Grade Reading

Mrs. Libby Smylie

Creekview Elementary School

Phone:  281-357-3070 Ext. 5275

Room # 506


This is the place you can find important information about 5th grade reading.  

Use the links to the right to help you find what you are looking for!

Teaching is my passion, and in my opinion, the best job in the world. I am so excited to join the amazing staff at Creekview Elementary School! Through my teaching, I hope to serve the students in my classroom, and provide them with tools that will make them learners, today and forever. I strive to make everyday in the classroom an enjoyable and thought provoking experience for my students. As a veteran teacher of 25 years, I love the adventure each new school year brings, and I look forward to working with my students and parents to make this the best year possible. As we go through this school year together it is going to be smiles for all in Mrs. Smylie's classroom.

Recent Posts

Week of October 23-27

We will be finishing our unit on Fiction Text with a district benchmark assessment on Wednesday, October 25.  We may need to finish the testing on Thursday, October 26 as well to make sure the kids are able to read carefully, stop and jot about what they read, and answer questions to the best of their ability.  The best way for your child to review for the test is to review all notes in his/her reading interactive notebook as well as read his/her own book club book with stop and jots to cement comprehension.  We will begin working on Nonfiction text on Friday.

From PTO Regarding T-shirt Orders

If there are any issues with shirts please text Stephanie at (281) 455-5720. 

Now in Reading Class

We have started our book club books, and the students are enjoying their selections based on interest and text levels.  They have planned out the schedule for reading on a calendar so that all novels are finished by November 8.  As they read they are stopping and jotting about main events, character traits and changes, conflicts, vocabulary challenges, and questions that arise as they read. Each student will present a book talk over his/her selected book.  Although he/she may work with others who have the same book, each will be graded individually. The requirements for the book talk are on the back of the book club planning calendar.
On Wednesday, October 25 we will take a District Reading Assessment over Fiction Text to assess their understanding of this genre.  I know they are going to do well on this.  

Note from our GT Specialist

Calling all parents with a love for Math!  We are growing our TMSCA Teams this year.  There are a couple of ways you can help.  We need coaches for 3rd - 5th graders who will compete in in TMSCA tournaments. We need your expertise in the following categories:

* General Mathematics

* Number Sense (mental math)

* Calculator Applications

* Science

1. You can volunteer to coach at our weekly practices once a week or bi-weekly.

     (We have lots of resources to assist you).

2.  You can volunteer to record a lesson via video for our students to watch during 


We would love to have your help as we build a strong and competitive TMSCA team. 

Please contact Sheri Sims at with questions or to volunteer!  We appreciate you!

Note from Our PTO

Our Creekview Elementary PTO subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family and faculty directories, online store, volunteer signups and email communications. It's secure, easy to use, and free to families.  
Follow the link below to get your family signed up. You will have access to all volunteer opportunities, other kids in your child's homeroom class, and access to all teachers' email.
Acceptance:  To ensure your family data is secure, all family submissions will be reviewed.  Upon acceptance, you'll receive an email with login credentials and instructions for accessing the system.  

Parent Information Night 2017

We were so glad that so many of you were able to attend the Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 28.  If you need access to the information we shared or if you were unable to attend and wish to see what we shared, please click here Parent Information Night.

Analyzing Fiction Reading Test on Wednesday, Oct. 4

Our first test will cover fiction text.. Each student has information in his/her reading interactive notebook to review for the test including:
  • Fiction story map
  • Fiction Signposts
  • Analyzing fiction text as you read with reading responses

Parent Orientation Night Next Thursday, September 28

Parent Orientation Night.Schedule

We hope you will be able to attend.

5:45- PTO

6:15-6:55 -  classroom rotation 1

6:55- change rooms

7:00-7:40 -  classroom rotation 2



If you wish to order CES Spirit Wear, please turn in your order by this Friday, September 15.  PTO will not be able to accept late orders.  Please click the link below for an order form.

Parent Orientation Night Coming Soon

Teachers will present information to parents regarding curriculum, grading, and procedure on two different nights.

PK, K, 1st, and 2nd on Sept. 21

3rd, 4th, and 5th on Sept 28

Lunch Menu Changes

Here are the upcoming meal changes from our wonderful cafeteria.

The meal planned for 8/31 will be served on 9/7.

The meal planned for 9/1 will now be served on 9/8.

The meal planned for 8/28 will now be served on 9/11.

The regular menu will begin on 9/12.

The meals that were listed on the 6th, 7th and 8th will no longer be served.

I highly encourage all of my students to read every night, and I have explained this expectation to them.  Today, we begin Wacky Wednesdays, and each student will have a sticker in his/her planner that encourages him/her to read for 20 minutes in a silly or creative way.  Today, students are asked to read in a closet with a flashlight.  This is a voluntary method of how to read, but do please encourage your child to read.  If you catch your cougar participating in my Wacky Wednesday method of reading, snap a picture, and send it to school with your child over the next week or so.  If printing is not an option, email it me so that I may print it for our Cougar Caught Reading board.  The picture will only appear on the classroom wall not online.