Week of Feb. 12th

This week will be a busy week!

Monday – Symphonic Band Concert at LeTourneau University. Please wear White Oak shirts. You can also start bringing valentines.

Tuesday – Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers. Students rocked adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators last week. I know they will do great on this assignment!

Wednesday – Center review for Common Assessment. Valentine’s Day exchange at the end of the day. Bring your favorite drink.

Thursday and Friday – Common Assessment. This will be over everything students have learned this year!

REMINDERS:

NO SCHOOL – MONDAY, FEB. 19TH

EARLY RELEASE – TEACHER PLC WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28TH

Have a great weekend!-

Week of Feb. 5th

This week we will learn how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. Students have learned how to find LCM and LCD’s this week. We are excited to explore fractions with pictures, models, and algorithms.

Here are a few examples of what the students will see next week.

REMINDER: Symphony visit on Feb. 12th. Students need to return permission slips.

Week of Jan. 8

We will begin to solve addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators. This will be a review for students from 4th grade. Students will take the Math Benchmark on Tuesday and the Reading Benchmark on Thursday.

Over the next several weeks we will learn all four operations of decimals with unlike denominators and whole numbers. I am excited to show them how fractions are used in everyday life!

NO SCHOOL – Jan. 15th – MLK holiday

Week of December 11th

Students will be working on graphing additive and multiplicative patterns on a coordinate plane using x/y charts. We will review graphing on coordinate planes on Monday and Tuesday and have a quiz on Wednesday. Students will also be working on Christmas word problems with all operations after we review the quiz.

REMINDERS:

WONDER money and permission slips due by December 15th.

Field Trip to see WONDER on December 18th.

Early Release on December 19th and 20th

Christmas Party 9-10 in the gym on December 20th

End of 9 weeks December 20th.

 

Week of December 4th

I just want to take a moment and brag about the 5th graders. They did a fantastic job at Brookshire’s today. I heard great math conversations when solving for best prices, cost per item, and cost according to weight. We are gathering all of the great pictures and will post them on the White Oak Intermediate Blog and Facebook page.

Next week, we will match equations, with variables, to word problems. This will require students to pay attention to careful details when problem-solving. Students will also be using magazines and sale papers to Christmas “shop” for others. This assignment will require help from you. If you have any sale papers, magazine, or catalogs that you would like to donate to students to cut apart please send before Wednesday.

Can’t believe it is already December!

Week of November 27th

This week we will be focusing on problem-solving and choosing the correct operation in a word problem. Students will review previous learned TEKS in the process. We will be visiting Brookshire’s in White Oak during their class period with me to apply all the operations of decimals in a real-world setting. Please continue to work on Multiplication Facts at home. All students have XtraMath accounts to practice. Knowing their facts is KEY to success in 5th grade.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Christmas will be here before we know it!

Week of November 13th

Students will take a math common assessment on Tuesday, November 14th. This will be over TEKS they have learned in both math classes. Students will review the common assessment on Wednesday and reteach of low TEKS will be on Thursday. We will end the week with the Game of Life!

Students who sold enough fundraiser items to go to Chick-Fil-A on the party bus will bring home permission slips today. Please sign and return.

5th Grade is planning a field trip to Brookshire’s in White Oak after Thanksgiving break. Students will be bringing home a permission slip soon.

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL the week of November 20th! Thanksgiving Break

Week of November 6

We will be learning how to represent quotients of decimals to the hundredths using pictorial and area models. Students will also review solving for products of decimals using pictorial and area models.

Here is an example of a model: 1.5 divided by 5

Have a great weekend!

Week of October 30th

This week we will begin learning algebra expressions and solving for variables. Students are excited to begin algebra! We will kick off with a halloween book on finding “mystery numbers” know as variables. Students will practice solving for x and other variables in basic equations.

Reminder: Early Release November 1, 2017