Students have completed and received their scores for the Math Benchmark. Grades have been posted in Skyward. Please keep in mind that the STAAR test is weeks away and it is important for students to be here. We will be working on mastering skills that we may struggle with during this time.
Spring Break – March 12-16
Student holiday/teacher workday: Monday, March 19th
Have a great weekend!
This week we are reviewing previously taught skills. Students will take the Math Benchmark on Thursday and the Reading Benchmark on Friday. Please see that your child gets a good nights rest and breakfast to prepare for the test. We will also have early release on Wednesday for teacher training.
Have a great week!
This week we will begin reviewing skills that students need to master in 5th grade. Students will work on problem-solving strategies and be checking for reasonable answers. We will have a Math Benchmark on March 1st. Please continue to encourage your child to work on multiplication and division facts. Knowing their facts is key to success in 5th grade.
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:
Wed. Feb. 28th – half day – teacher PLC
Thursday, March 1st – Math Benchmark
Friday, March 2nd – Reading Benchmark
SPRING BREAK – March 12-16
GOOD FRIDAY -March 30th
MATH STAAR – April 10th
READING STAAR – Aprill 11th
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!
NO SCHOOL – MONDAY, FEB. 19TH
EARLY RELEASE – TEACHER PLC WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28TH
Have a great weekend!-
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.
This week we will be dividing fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by fractions. Students will learn how to model and solve algorithms with division of fractions. Students will need to simplify fractions when solving.
Hope you have a great week!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!