Week 25

Review, Review, Review! As you can tell we are in full swing of getting ready for our first administration of the STAAR test. Some things that we will be working on in class are; making a multiplication chart, reviewing past skills, test prep skills, and lots of positive thinking/encouragement!! Things to look out for this week:


Monday: Homework sent home- review skills and simple conversions

Thursday: HOMEWORK DUE!  Common Assesment #5- mix of skills



Have a great week! 🙂


Need some help with multiplication? For some students it is really hard for them to remember the steps of standard multiplication. Earlier in the semester I made a short video for our students in class and I wanted to make it available for everyone. If you scan the QR code below it will take you right to the video for a short tutorial on Multiplication using a grid.

Preview of your QR Code

Hopefully this will help:)


Week 23- Math Night!

Hope all of you are having a GREAT weekend! This week is going to be another awesome week to be in fifth grade, not to mention it is only a 4 day week!! This week in math we will be focusing on Elapsed Time and Temperature.


  • Things to look out for this week:

Monday: NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday: Homework sent home- covering geometry and review of past skills.


Thursday: MATH NIGHT! Starts at 6 p.m.- come out for some strategies and fun!

Friday: Homework due and 2D and 3D shapes quiz


Here are some online resources for elapsed time:

Elapsed Time- 2 ways
Elapsed Time- Z Strategy
Elapsed Time- Open Timeline

Hope you will come out for math night! Have a great week 🙂

Week 20

This week in math we will be studying:

5.9: Locate and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs of whole numbers.

5.13a: Use tables of related number pairs to make line graphs.



Some online resources that would help you and your student get familiar with these are listed below:

5.9A– Locate and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs of whole numbers.

Finding and naming points on a grid- http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html

Interactive Khan Lesson- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/linear-equations-and-inequalitie/coordinate-plane/e/identifying_points_1

5.13A– Use tables of related number pairs to make line graphs.

Types of graphs lesson- http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell10.swf

Line Graphs- http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/graphs/line.html

Khan Academy- Line graphs- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/interpreting-data-topic/reading_data/v/u08-l1-t2-we2-reading-line-graphs



This week at a glance:

Monday- Homework sent home: Median, Mode, and Range.

Tuesday- Review for Common Assessment in class

Wednesday- Common Assessment: Test over the math material we have covered the past three weeks.

Early Release at 12:00 pm

Thursday- Homework due!!

Friday- TGIF!:)


Have a great week!

Training to be an ALL-STAAR!

As the new year has begun… we have been working super hard in math! The past two weeks we have been focusing on probability and combinations. This next week we will be moving on to Median, Mode and Range. Below are some great resources to help your child at home or maybe help you relearn what these topics are.


5.13B- Describe characteristics of data presented in tables and graphs including median, mode, and rage.

  • BrainPOP online video- mean, median, mode, and range.

Our week at a glance:

Monday- Holiday!! 🙂

Tuesday- Homework sent home- covering patterns.

Friday- Homework due!



Wraping up the year…

This week will be full of memories and fun! We will be covering using fractions to describe the results of an experiment. We will not have homework this week :)!! CORRECTIONS ON BENCHMARK DUE TUESDAY! Have a great Christmas!


Online Resources for this week:

5.12A- Use fractions to describe the results of an experiment.

BrainPOP- Basic Probability

Practice Questions- http://www.studyzone.org/mtestprep/math8/f/probfraction5p.cfm

Heads I Win game- http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/HeadsIWin/default.htm

Week 15- Benchmarks and HOLIDAY FUN!

WOW!!! We have almost finished a half of our school year!! I am so glad that I have got to spend this time with each of your children! This week is going to fly by but we have some BIG things that you need to be aware of.

Monday- Homework will be sent home- it covers improper fraction/mixed numbers

Tuesday- MATH BENCHMARK– get sleep on Monday night and eat a GOOD breakfast.

Wednesday- Reading benchmark- get sleep on Tuesday night and eat a GOOD breakfast.

Thursday- Limo ride for students that sold 15 or more items for the fundraiser. 5th grade music program at 6:30

Friday- Bouncy house for students that sold enough items for the fundraiser.

Be looking for permission slips for the limo and bouncy house. IF NOT TURNED IN, no reward!


BACK TO THE BENCHMARKS– this will assess what your student has learned so far. It is very important and will help guide my teaching and their learning after Christmas break.


Online resources for Improper fractions/Mixed numbers:

Khan Academy mixed numbers/improper fractions- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/mixed_numbers/v/changing-an-improper-fraction-to-a-mixed-number

Mr. Duey Iproper Fraction Rap- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96_PjlrVQc

Equivalent Fractions App.- By McGraw Hill

WEEK 13 and 14… look out for what is coming!

This next week will be another busy one, only 6 ½ days of school till Thanksgiving break! YAYYYYY! This week we will continue with our study of fractions, we will be working on comparing fractions and also adding and subtracting fractions.


November 18-22:

Monday- Homework sent home: DUE THURSDAY!

Tuesday- Equivalent fractions quiz

Friday- closer to Thanksgiving Break!!! 🙂


November 25 and 26:

Monday- No homework this week- continuing our study of fractions

Tuesday- Early release for Thanksgiving break.


Online resources for fractions:

5.3E- Model addition/subtraction problems involving fractions with like denominators with objects/pictures/words/numbers.

Khan Academy Lesson- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/Adding_and_subtracting_fractions/v/adding-fractions-with-like-denominators

Adding and Subtracting Fractions game- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_add_subtract_fractions.htm

Adding and Subtracting Interactive Lesson- http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/im1/concepts_in_motion/interactive_labs/M1_07/M1_07_dev_100.html

5.2C- Compare two fractional quantities in problem-solving using variety of methods, including common denominators.

Video Lesson- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNI9RKqmt90

Equivalent Fractions app by McGraw Hill

A new six weeks…

Monday start our 3rd six weeks, and our big study of fractions. This week we will start with comparing fractions and equivalent fractions.

Things to look out for this week:

  • MONDAY, bring back CA #3 SIGNED!
  • Homework given on Monday… due Thursday.
  • Half day Wednesday- releasing at 12:00 pm
  • Report cards come home Thursday- need to be SIGNED and brought back Friday.
  • Friday- Fractions grade.


Have a great week! ONLY 11 ½ days till THANKSGIVING BREAK! 🙂

Week 11… :)

WOW… this year is passing by so fast! Can you believe that this week ends the 2nd six weeks! In math we will be having a Common Assessment on Tuesday that will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems; along with a little bit of rounding/estimation. This grade will not be correctable and will be the students last grade for the second six weeks.

Things to look out for this week:

  • Homework- due Thursday!
  • Common Assessment Tuesday.
  • Starting our study of fractions on Thursday 🙂
  • Friday- last day of the 2nd six weeks.


Have a great week!