Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lot’s and lots going on this week!  Here are a few reminders so you’re ready.

  1.  One day left before the 2nd 9 weeks cumulative math test.   This is an important grade so please review as needed and come see me in the AM before announcements or during I/E time with questions.  The CCPS math benchmark is tomorrowI will use those results to direct a brief review Tuesday before beginning the test. 
  2. Monday-PJ Day(no slippers), Tuesday-Holiday Sock/Head Gear Day,  Wednesday-Dress like Favorite Character Day, Thursday-Tacky Sweater Day.
  3. Thursday is also the 5th grade holiday party.  We will be eating lunch as we watch Happy Feet Two as a culminating activity to our penguin unit.     If your child would like to eat pizza for lunch, please send in $3 no later than Tuesday.  We are ordering from Dominoes.  Otherwise, they can just bring or buy their lunch as always.  Bottled water/snack donations can be dropped off this week.

We are doing our best to keep the students focused on learning as we get close to holiday break, but need your help.  Please talk to your child before school each day this week to be sure they understand that our focus is still on learning.  The fun will come, but after the work is done!

Thank you for your support.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Homework:  Perimeter/Area & Volume review page.  Refer to notebook and do your best on these problems in preparation for the benchmark Monday.  >>Remember!  Pay close attention to the units of measurement that you write for your answers.  It is different for perimeter, area and volume!<<

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Homework:  Perimeter/Area Review sheet.  There were far too many careless mistakes on yesterday’s review page, so take more time when completing tonight’s homework and refer to your notebook.

Remember!  I am going to mark them wrong if you do not have the correct units of measurement in your answer.

Ex:  If it is a perimeter question, you must include inches(in), centimeters(cm), etc. in your answer BUT NOT the exponent 2.  You only inclulde the exponent for Area questions.

Ex:  If it is an area question, you must not only include meters(m), yards(yds), meters(m), etc. in your answer BUT YOU MUST ALSO INCLUDE the the exponent 2 behind(not in front of) the unit of measure.

Look in your notebook.  There are lots of examples of both.

And remember, the area of a triangle is half of the area of a rectangle or square.

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So…..when calulating the area of a triangle, you must remember the 2nd step which is to divide  the product of the base and height by 2. 

In the above example you would mulitply 6(base) x 4(height) = 24, and 24 divided by 2 = 12.  The area of the green triangle = 12 square units.  

Tuesday, December 12/12/17

Homework:  Perimeter/Area Review page. Show all work as discussed in class and show work for #5 on the back of worksheet.

Math Benchmark is next Monday.  We are working hard to get all material learned by end of week.  Please encourage your child to refer to their notebooks as they complete assigned work.  It would be a good idea for them to also go back into their notebooks and review previously taught material in preparation for the CCPS benchmark and the 2nd 9 week test that I will administer for a grade.

Monday is also PJ Day.  NO slippers.

Tuesday:  $3 for pizza for holiday party is due.  It is Holiday sock/hat day.

Wednesday:  Dress like fav. holiday character day.

Thursday:  Tacky sweater day & Holiday party(pizza served if $3 paid by 12/19).  This is also the end of the 2nd 9 weeks.  


Monday, December 11, 2017

Homework:  2nd 9 week study guide #21-29.  Show all work on loned paper provided.  Please refer to notebooks for lots of examples if youo are not sure how to calcluate any of these answers.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Homework2nd 9 week test study guide questions #1-20.  Yes, over the weekend, students will need to complete questions #1-20 only.  Most of these questions require little to no paper/pencil work, but they should have their notebooks open and refer to any entries that might help them answer the questions correctly.  Do not guess. This study guide will be a great opportunity to go back into their notebooks and review in an effrot to “refresh” their memories on content that was taught earlier in the year.    

The Math Benchmark is on December 18th in the morning.  

The 2nd cummulative YTD math test may come before break, but if more time is needed to review then it will take place shortly after returning from winter break.

Holiday party is December 21st – Details are in the note sent home yesterday in home folders.

Holiday gift shop opens next week and will be open Tuesday 12/12 from 4-6:30.  Students will also have the opportunity to shop during their library period (my homeroom has library next Thursday 12/14.)  so be sure to them in with $ if they want to shop.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Urgent:  Many of the individually painted stones from our “Pathway to Success”have been taken from beneath the flag pole in front of the achool.  These stones were to be kept there as decoration and should be returned.  If you know of anyone that removed ther sptone(s), please aske them to return the to the pathway.

Additional FYI’s and important dates to remember:

$1 Candy Cane Gram order forms went home last week.  Candy Grams will be delivered on 12/20.

There is a PTA Meeting tomorrow, 12/5 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

This Friday 12/8 is “Dress up like your favorite person” day and “Muffins for Mom” will be from 8:30-9:15.

The Holiday Shop will run 12/11-12/15.

2nd 9 week CCPS Benchmark assessment will be from 12/14-12/21.