Friday, January 19, 2018

Homework:  Due to snow days and lost instructional time there is a review sheet coming home so the kids can practice for the Prime/Composite number Quiz next week.

Please encourage them to use the divisibilty rules AND

to think about the “exceptions” to the rules taught in class. 

>This is the easiest way to sort the #’s from 1-100 as prime or composite.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Updates:  Don’t forget!  The following should be will be collected upon return:

  1. Tuesday homework:   Prime and composite review sheet.
  2. Wednesday and Thursday math review for this week.  
  3. Last week’s math review quiz corrections(if you had any).                                    >>>Math Review Quiz will still be tomorrow after we review Wed/Thurs. questions and last week’s quiz.

Don’t just guess!  Always refer to your notebooks for help as needed.

Due to snow days there will be homework this weekend to make-up for lost time in class, and to prepare for a prime/composite quiz next week.  

Next week we will quickly move into recognizing fractions in their equivalent decimal form and comparing/ordering sets of fractions/decimals.      

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Homework:  In anticipation of weather related delays/cancellations this week, I have assigned homework for tonight and additional work to be completed tomorrow if we are delayed/cancelled.  This extra work would have been completed in class or as homework tomorrow.    

Tonight(1/16):  Even/Odd/Prime/Composite worksheet. Remember the mistakes that were corrected in class today and remember to go through the divisibility rules and exceptions before selecting answer(s).

Tomorrow(1/17)If school is delayed or cancelled due to weather, complete Wednesday and Thursday Math Review.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


            We have unfortunately come down to the wire with convention registration.  Multiple reminders have gone out, including a robo call to all LCES BETA members today, but we are concerned that many people have not received the information.  If your child is planning to go to the State Beta Convention in February, you MUST let Mrs. Feggans at BGE know by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10th.   

Please email the information at the bottom

of this form to Mrs. Feggans immediately.

So you can make an informed decision, consider the details of this trip:

Who – All Caroline Junior Betas in good standing are eligible to attend

What – Virginia Junior Beta Convention

When – February 13-14

Where – Hampton, VA at the Hampton Roads Convention Center

Participants will be staying at the Embassy Suites by the convention center.

How much – Costs will be $130 per participant (this fee applies to the Beta as well as any chaperones).  You do not have to chaperone for your child to attend.  The costs will cover the convention registration, hotel, transportation, lunch, dinner, breakfast, and a t-shirt.  Participants will need spending money and lunch money for on the way home.

The first payment of $30 is due on January 16th.  Mrs. Feggans will also have a meeting that evening. 

The second payment of $50 is due on January 30th.

Final payment of $50 due on February 6th.

You MUST provide the following information to Mrs. Feggans immediately if your child will be attending the convention this year:

Contact information:  Tamara Feggans    804-366-6416

  • Child’s First and Last Name
  • Parent/Guardian’s name
  • Contact Email Address and Phone Number
  • Competitions Your Child Would Like to Participate In (required)
  • Contact Information for any Chaperone (not required to participate)
    • Include Full Name, Email, and Phone Number
  • T-shirt Sizes for Beta and for any Chaperone
    • Youth Med, Lg, XL or Adult Sm, Med, Lg, XL, 2XL, or 3XL

Thank You,

Mr. Sparico-LCES BETA Club Sponsor

Sunday, December 31, 2017

“Last day of 2017/First Day of 2018” New Year Math Challeges!

Pass this on to any friends that may not get the remind notification:)

                    Image result for area of polygons           Area = ________square cm’s

Image result for area of polygons     Area = ________square units

  1.  Print this out (or do your best to copy/draw and label the figures).
  2. Show all work and calculations used to solve each problem(no mental math)
  3. Bring your solution(s) with the correct answer(s) in on 1/8 for a treat(s).   


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Attention LCES 5th Grade BETA Member’s only!  Aside from hoping you are all enjoying your holiday, I need you to read and respond to this post if you are seriously interested in participating in the Va State BETA Convention.  See below for more details.

The Va State BETA Convention is February 13-14, 2018 in Hampton Roads, Va.

>>Please go to for more details or… contact Mrs Feggans at or 804-366-6416.   Mrs Feggans is the point of contact for CCPS.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Remember!  Tomorrow is our sing-a-long in the AM. 

Grizzly Pride(for those that have earned it) is tomorrow afternoon. 

Thursday is our culminating activity for the project based penguin project.  We will complete some fun, relaxing school related activities as well as have some pizza and snacks while we watch Happy Feet Two.

Monday, December 18, 2017

HomeworkReview for cumulative YTD Math Test tomorrowWe are benchmark testing today and will have  brief review based on those result tomorrow before we begin the test.  

I recommended to all classes that they take notebooks home and the graded 2nd 9 weeks study guide to review any skills they think are their weakest.  I also asked them to see me tomorrow before announcements with any questions.