Welcome to Mrs. Brown’s Page

Phone: (812) 462-4493
Email: clb5@vigoschools.org

About Mrs. Brown

Welcome to 5th grade! I am Mrs. Christina Brown and I found my home here at Ouabache in 2009! I spent my first eleven years at Ouabache teaching 5th grade, and in 2020 I spent a year teaching 2nd grade. I returned to 5th grade in 2021 ! I also am the director of Ouabache’s annual Spring Musical!

I am a Terre Haute native and graduated from West Vigo High School in 1993. I graduated from Saint Mary of the Woods College with degrees in Elementary and Music Education.

My husband Brad and I have two children. Swade is 27 and works at International Flavors and Fragrances in Terre Haute . Ryan, 23, graduated from Trine University in May and is working for Duke Energy, in Bridgeport Indiana, as an Electrical Engineer . I also have two fur babies, Lily and Daisy. They are both Black Labs and love to take side by side rides and eat Dairy Queen Pup Cups!

5th Grade Supply List

  • 1 pair of ear buds or headphones
  • 1 box of 24 count crayons (PLEASE do not send a larger box!  24 count only!)
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 box of markers
  • 4 packages of pencils (wooden or mechanical)
  • 1 package of pencil top erasers or 1 pink eraser
  • 2 glue sticks 
  • 4 dry erase markers (Black only please – colors will not erase easily)
  • 4 yellow highlighters
  • 1 pair of scissors 
  • 1 small plastic school box labeled with student name
  • 1 three ring binder, 1 inch size – white or black, with a clear pocket on the front cover 
  • 4 composition notebooks (small with cardboard cover, usually white and black)

Please ensure that all of the above supplies fit inside the small plastic school box!  This box must be able to close properly so it can fit inside your child’s desk with their books.  

Wish List to share with class not required

  • Box of tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Small sandwich baggies
  • Gallon size baggies
  • Paper towel rolls
  • 4 oz paper cups
  • Stylus or mouse for Chromebook
  • I will be responsible, proactive, and will put first things first.
    • Turn in all of your assignments.
    • Do not run in the halls and are always walking facing in the direction we are traveling.
    • Do not touch or destroy other people’s things.
    • Do not play in the bathroom, hallways, classroom, or cafeteria.

    I will respect myself and others, and think win, win.

    • Treat others the way you want to be treated. RESPECT everyone and everything in the building.
    • Keep your hands, feet, and body to yourself.
    • Use good manners, say please and thank you.

    I will choose to learn, and begin with the end in mind.

    • Be a good listener.
    • Follow directions the first time given.
    • Always be prepared for each subject.
    • Make swift and quiet classroom and subject transitions.

    I will allow the teacher to teach, and seek first to understand, then to be understood.

    • Do not talk while the teacher is talking or teaching.
    • Do not make noises to disrupt the class.
    • Stay in your seat during instructional time.
    • Do not play with scissors, glue, crayons, or other materials when the teacher is giving instructions. 

    I will do my personal best, synergize, and sharpen the saw!

    • Stay focused on your work.
    • Turn in your assignments on time.

    Make good choices and demonstrate positive behavior at all times. Positive behavior will be reinforced using the earnings/fine system.  Positive behavior will be rewarded with “Brown Bucks” and negative behavior will result in a loss of “Brown Bucks”.  At the beginning of each week, students will be “paid”.  Students can then use the classroom money they have earned to purchase things from my classroom store, which will be open at Midterm and the end of each grading period. 

Daily Schedule

2023-2024 Daily Schedule

7:40- 8:00 A.M.– Students are waiting in the gym to be released to class

8:05-8:15 A.M. Arrival

8:15- 8:30 A.M.Morning Meeting

8:30 A.M. Attendance

8:30-9:00 A.M.- Grammar and Spelling

9:00- 9:30 A.M. I/E– Students will go with a designated staff member to work in small groups interventions or enrichment. 

9:40-10:30 A.M.- Language Arts 

10:30 A.M- Writing-

11:00- 11:40 A.M. Lunch and Recess

11:45 A.M-12:50 P.M. Mathematics

12:45- 1:35 P.M (Tuesday) Writing- Mrs. Sell, our Writing Coach, will be teaching weekly lesson.

12:50- 1:30 P.M. ( Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) Encore- Monday- Media Center

Tuesday- Writing– With the Writing Coach, Mrs. Sandy Sell

Wednesday- P.E

Thursday- Music

Friday- Art

1:45- 2:30 P.M- Social Studies and Science- Mrs. Brown is teaching the 5th graders Social Studies and Mrs. Canino is teaching the 5th graders Science

1:50- 2:30 P.M- Guidance Lesson- Mrs. Wishart will be in the classroom teaching her guidance lesson every other Friday starting August 25th. 

2:40 P.M.– All students are dismissed to the bus door or the front car rider line.


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