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.

Week of September 11th

REMINDER: Monster Truck Fall Nationals Tomorrow night: September 9th

The week of September 11, 2017, students will be multiplying up to 3 digit x 2 digit numbers. Students have learned different methods of multiplication in the past to help them understand the value of digits and the why we drop a zero. Now students will use the standard algorithm to solve multiplication problems like you did in school.

Students have been using the Multiplication!! app  (Apple Store) in class to help them learn the sequence. Try this free app at home:

White Oak Intermediate is also hosting a school supply and book drive to assist Beaumont I.S.D. Please send any items next week. Students will be bringing a yellow note with more information home today.

Have a great weekend!

Week of September 5th

Hope everyone enjoyed the three day weekend!

This week we continue learning to estimate and multiplication review. Students who did not make a 100 on last weeks multiplication quiz will retake on Tuesday. I will take the highest grade of the three multiplication quizzes.

Please monitor your child’s grades on Skyward.

REMINDER: Monster Truck Fall Nationals will be at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday, September 9th at 6 p.m. Each student received one free student admission ticket last week.

Week of August 28th

This week we will be reviewing the rules of adding and subtracting decimals and estimating to solve. We will learn why these skills are important in everyday life situations.

Multiplication Fact Quizzes are this week. Students are expected to know all multiplication facts through 9×9 by Wednesday.

Students have also signed into Prodigy.com using the 5th-grade class code. I will be sending usernames and passwords home later in the week. Students will be allowed to play the prodigy math game occasionally in the classroom. However, if you have an internet connection at home, it would be beneficial for them to practice out of the classroom too. This is not a requirement and would never be a homework assignment. Please email me with any questions or concerns.


Open House – Parent Orientation – Tuesday, August 29th at 6 pm

Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL – Monday, September 4th