Monday, September 17, 2018

Homework:  Coach Rounding worksheet (front and back).  Show all work by 1.  Writing the decimal(s) down.  2. Underline the correct digit in the place to which you are rounding the decimal.  3.  Draw an arrow to the digit to the right.  Follow the rounding rules.  Be careful whe rounding a 9.  Refer to all of the examples in your notebook if needed.  

Field trip permission form and the $10 payment is due no late than this Wednesday 9/19.  The field trip is 10/2/18.

This Friday is Super Hero Day.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Homework:  Complete Thursday Math Review.  Due to no school Friday,  students will take their Friday Math Review quiz tomorrow after we review/correct Thursday problems.

Tomorrow:  Interims go home.

Friday:  NO SCHOOL!  CCPS has cancelled school due to impending weather.

We are moving on to math properties soon with the introduction of a new math property known as the Distributive Property of Multipication over Addition.  As 5th graders, they should be coming to me with a solid understanding of the following properties taught in previous grades:

Commutative, Associative and Identity properties of addition and multiplication and the Zero property of multiplication.  I will review these properties, but quickly.  It is very important that they remember and can identify ex’s of each of these old properties, so they can easily pick out ex’s of the Distributive property.  


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Never Forget

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Homework:  Finish the adding and subtracting decimals worksheet started in class.  Show ALL work as instructed on back for full credit.

Also – There will not be a timed facts quiz this week, nor did I assign multiplication facts for those students that have still not passed their timed Mad Minute Quiz.  With that said…these students should still be practicing them every day at home.  Below is a link you can copy and paste into your web browser for a fun four square fact game.

FYI – ALL students have access (logins/passwords) to Dreambox Math.  An online resource the county uses.  They can access Dreambox outside of school if you choose to provide monitored time online for them at home.  Please refrain from helping them and letting them use paper/pencil.  The program encourages mental math strategies to build number sence.  The program is also very intuitive and takes their responses and adjusts lessons accordingly.  If you help them on content they struggle with, the software will bump them up to content that may be above their ability level.  It’s OK if they struggle a bit and get bumped back to a “re-teach” style lesson.  This will allow them time to master the foundations/concepts BEFORE being assigned higher level lessons.  

Weather update!

Caroline  County Public Schools continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact on the immediate area. Like you, our schools are taking precautions this week. These precautions include:

  • Inspecting and clearing drains, gutters and retention ponds, securing loose items, checking sump pumps, generators, roof drains and gutters, securing supplies for water removal and materials for sand bags.

>>Looking ahead: Please be sure that your school(s) has each household’s updated phone numbers and email addresses in the event of an inclement weather announcement or emergency closing.

Right now there are no changes to announce as it relates to the school-day schedule this week. However, some games and activities are being rescheduled on a case-by-case basis. Check with your coach, activity leader, or the school website for specific updates.

Additional information can be found on the Caroline County Public Schools Website: Facebook:

Last reminder!  Fieldtrip permission form and $10.00 payment due by 9/19.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Homework:  Complete Tuesday Math Review so it is done when you get to school tomorrow.  If you did not finish the whole number word problems in the notebook, they need to be completed as well before you get to class tomorrow.

>I will check the above homework 1st thing before moving onto adding and subtracting decimals.


9/11:  Wear American Flag or star Day and SIgn Language Club 1st day.

9/13:  Interims go home

9/14:  Favorite Color Day and 3rd-5th Running Club after school 3:30-5

>Goodies for Grandparent HAS BEEN CANCELLED!


Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend.  

Please check out the attached letter from the county regarding how we all can prevent, identify and respond to bulling and cyber bullying.  It has become a very serious concern in recent years and the more we know, the better we as the adults in our children’s lives can help the handle life’s unfortunate experiences.  

2018 CCPS Bully Letter with descriptions and suggestions-resources

Thursday, September 6, 2018

HomeworkCome to Back to School Night tonight (9/6) from 5:30-7:00.

There will 2 informational sessions held by the 5th grade teachers in E-106.

You will also have an opportunity to sign up for October Parent Conferences (10/25th) and this year’s Career Day(11/16).  

The PTA Fall Festival is also tonight with food, games and a bounce house!

Other reminders/updates:

Tomorrow (9/7) is Red/White/Blue Day and/or LCES Spirit Wear Day.

Next Tuesday (9/11) wear Red/White/Blue or an American Flag/Star

Next Thursday (9/13) interims go home!  Yes, time is flying by.

Next Friday (9/14) is wear your favorite color day AND the 3rd-5th grade running club begins fter school for those who signed up.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Homework:  If you have not passed the 3 minute Mad Minute Multiplication Facts Quiz yet, you need to write your times tables 3 times this week(no school Monday) but ONLY FOR 6’s – 12’s.  Those are the ones most are strugging with.

Today we began SOL 5.4 – Computation with whole numbers.  We also reviewed basic math vocabulary and Polya’s Problem Solving Method.  They need to know this vocabulary as well as how to implement problem solving strategies when solving word problems.    

>>There will be a lot of word problems and they will be multi-step.  Unfortunately, I have noticed large groups in each class that struggle comprehending what they are reading, and it is significantly impacting their ability to reason through math word problems successfully. 

Any extra reading will benefit them all.  


>Thursday is the Back To School Night at LCES from 5:30-7:00.

>VA State Fair permission slips and $10 are due September 19th.

>Friday 9/6 is Red/White/Blue and/or School Spirit Day.



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.  I know I did!

Homework:  1.  Complete the “Traveling Gum” rounding worksheet.             2.  Finish today’s math review/corrections

>Show work on back as instructed for full credit. 

Other Important Reminders:

*Back To School Night/Fall Festival is Thursday from 5:30-7:00.

Friday, August 31, 2018


We are going to the VA State Fair on Octber 2nd from 9-2’ish.  for one of our field trips.  A permission form was sent home today(8/31/18).

>Each teacher can take 4 chaperones.  They are assigned by drawing from those slips that have been returned no later than September 7th and have been marked that they are interested in being a chaperone.  You will be notified if your name was drawn. 

Don’t forget!  The LCES Back To School Night is September 6th from 5:30-7:00.  Grade level informational sessions will be held, as well as lot’s of fun PTA sponsored stuff(food!!).  I look forward to seeing everyone.    


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Homework:  Rounding worksheet(side 2).  Side 1 was done in class together.  Be sure to show the work by underlining the digit in the place you are rounding it to and drawing the arrow to the right, before you apply the rounding rules to each decimal.

Remember!  Rounding a “9” is a little different so refer to completed ex’s in your notebook and the flip side of this worksheet before you begin the assignment.  

Other reminders:

Tomorrow is $1.00 PTA Treat Day and LCES pirit Wear Day.  Come in your LCES Tee and bring some Moohlah for a special treat to end the week.

Sept. 6th is the LCES Back To School Night/PTA Fall Festival from 5:30-7:00

Come out and enjoy some fun and games as well as some good food for purchase.  An Informational flyer is being sent home in today’s Thursday folders along with other important information.