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.


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


Week of October 16

We will be learning how to divide with 2 digit divisors the week of October 16th. Students have done an excellent job with 1 digit divisors! I will have students list the multiples up to 9 before solving the equation as a strategy. We will solve using standard algorithms. Please see the picture below as an example.



Week of October 9th

We will begin reviewing division the week of October 9th. Students will practice their division skills with 1 digit divisors this week. We will be using the division app to help strengthen our skills. The app is free in the apple store and can be used at home or on the go:)


Fundraiser due back on Thursday, October 20th.

NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 20th. Teacher Inservice Day

Week of September 25th

Students did an excellent job last week modeling multiplication of decimals x whole numbers and decimals x decimals. We finished the week with The Game of Life. Ask your child about career, house, car, vacation, and other choices they used in their life.

Week of September 25th we will multiply decimals using the standard algorithm. We will learn to count decimals out of the factors and place back in the product. Please encourage your child to multiply decimals at home for fun practice. You can use the weekly grocery ad and ask them how much it would cost to purchase multiples of one item. We will take a grade at the end of the week using models and standard algorithms.

Have a great weekend!

EARLY RELEASE on October 4th

Week of September 18th

The week of September 18th we will begin learning how to multiply decimals with models. Students will learn to color factors and find the product in the overlap. Please keep a watch on skyward for student grades. The math grade is an average of all graded assignments from Brantley’s and Ummel’s classroom. We try to label the assignments with B or U so that you will know what teacher gave the assignment.

Here is an example of a visual model for 0.3 x 0.4 = 0.12

The week of October 25th we will learn to multiply decimals using standard algorithms.