Friday, September 28, 2018

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Below are a few updates and reminders for next week.

  1. Next Monday is the LCES Stomp Out Bullying Walk at 8:50.  Please have your child wear a blue shirt for the school-wide picture.
  2. Next Tuesday is our VA State Fair field trip.  *If you have not sent in their permission slip and/or the $10 fee, please do so and let a teacher know if financial assistance in needed.  *Please bring a bagged lunch if that was your selection.  *For those who selected to get their lunch from the school cafeteria, it will be ready for you.  *Dress for the weather with approriate county dress code approved clothing We will go rain or shine.  **They can take cash if they want to buy something, but it is their responsibility.  Teachers will not carry it for them.  *To our volunteer chaperones, please be in the classroom by 8:40 to discuss responsibilites and groups.  We will board buses at 8:55 sharp and will depart the fair around 1:15.
  3. County benchmark assessments: 10/4-Reading, 10/9-Math, 10/11-Science.   With that said, there is still a bunch to teach and learn prior to these assessments(specifically wrapping up how to multiply decimals and division with whole number divisors and decimal divisors).  Attendance is critical as we will be working hard to get it all in before the assessments.  A cumulative math benchmark study guide(graded) will come home next week at some point.  Please assist them as needed but I would prefer they refer to their notebook 1st.  Let them try hard on their own first, and then get help last.  They won’t have help on the benchmark.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Homework:  Mixed Multiplication Review page #’s 2-12 even ONLY.  Please do NOT work ahead.   



Tomorrow is School Spirit Day and Treat Friday so bring in some $$!

Monday is our Stomp Out Bullying Walk.  Wear BLUE PLEASE!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Homework:  Complete ONLY # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 on the mixed multipilcation review page.  PLEASE DO NOT WORK AHEAD.

**Use the times tables sheet I gave you to avoid fact errors.  Focus on the process.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Homework:  Complete the Distributive Property Quiz Review sheet.  Please refer to your notebook entries as you complete this assignment so you do not repeat mistakes made on the last properties assignment.

*Identify ALL 4 properties BEFORE you select an answer as instructed

*Put a more thought into those properties that have (parenthesis)!  Think!  Is is just the associative property or is it the Distributive Property?   

Friday is School Spirit Day and PTA Treat Friday.  Bring some moolah$$!

From the Art teacher:  All students must have an “Art shirt” that they can take and wear in Art class.  Please send one in with them prior to their next Art class.  My homeroom has Art tomorrow 9/26/18. 

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Homework:  “Which Property Am I?” side 2.  Be sure to refer to property notes and the mistakes you made on side one BEFORE answering these questions.

Tonight is the LCES McDonalds Spirit Night from 5:00-8:00.  Take the family out for dinner and support our school at the same time.

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Say “cheese” Fall Picture Day is October 4, 2018

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Homework:  Students started the “Which Property Am I?” worksheet in class.  Most finished, but others did not.  Those students must finish and bring it to me before announcements tomorrow.

Remember!  The Distributive Property of Multiplication over Addition will use both MULTIPLICATION AND ADDITION!  Be sure to look at the examples of all of the properties in your notebook.  Especially for the expressions that have (parentheses).  Just because an expression has (  ) does not mean it is an example of the Associative property.  

In addition to reviewing their notes, I would like them to  watch the Khan Academy Distributive Property video.  (Copy and paste the link below into your web browser).

I also found this fun video for them to watch to reinforce the concept.

Calender Reminders!

Tomorrow 9/21 is Super Hero Day.

Monday 9/24 is LCES Spirit Night from 5-8.

Next Friday is LCES School Spirit Day and PTA Treat Day so bring in some Moolah if you want to buy  treat.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Homework:  Properties worksheet.  Refer to notebook for examples of all of the properties BEFORE your begin the assignment.

Reminders:  Theater Club starts today, Friday is Hero Day.

Our State Fair field trip is October 2nd.  The $10 payment and the signed permission form were due today!  If you have not sent these in, please contact your child’s teacher to make arrangements, or let us know that they will not be attending.   

>IF YOU WERE CHOSEN TO BE  CHAPERONE, please send in your $10 payment.

One more thing:  Throughout the year, students will write down acts of kindness on strips of paper(info sent home today). They will be linked together to form a chain which will be hung in the hallways of our school. This chain is a visual reminder of the chain reaction that one small act of kindnesscan create! Anyone in our school – teachers, staff, and students – can write and give a chain link.

The links that have benn sent home are for parents to brag on their student’s helpful, respectful, kind and compassionate actions outside of school. Simply give a description of the great things the student did and send back to school. 

Recognizing positive behaviors will create positive habits. 

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

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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.