February 26-March 2

Wednesday is an early release day for teacher training. Thursday we will have a math benchmark and then that afternoon we will have a spelling test. Friday is our reading benchmark. We are working very hard to be ready for STAAR tests which will be April 10 (math) and April 11 (reading). Science STAAR will be later in the year in May. Make every effort to be at school in the next few weeks.

February 19-23

Monday is a school holiday in observation of President’s Day. Yay! In math we will be reviewing decimals – comparing and ordering, and multiplying and dividing. We will not have language arts this week so that we can take a reading common assessment and have a unit on Black History Month. The spelling words for March 7 are listed below.

either     happened     human     all ready     Americans     strange     least

strong     weather     already     learn     there     across

during     soil     lets     suddenly     field     single     whose

their     child     who’s      wish

February 12-16

Monday we will be going to the symphony at the Belcher Center. Please wear a White Oak shirt if you have one. Thursday we will have a common assessment in math over all 5th grade TEKS. In language arts we will learn about indefinite pronouns and have our spelling test. Students can bring valentines for their classmates starting Monday. We do not have a Valentines party but we will do Valentines themed activities that day.

February 5-9

This week in math we will be learning about budgets and how to balance them. In language arts we will work with how to punctate quotes. Our next spelling test is February 14. The words are listed below. Please turn in permission slips for the symphony February 12.

be     there’s     your     first     who’s     people     may     too     different

let’s     however     sure     English     problem     friend     language

whose     information     you’re     reason     maybe     history

month     middle     step

January 29-February 2

This week in math we will be learning very practical information – taxes. We will learn about 4 different types and how each one is different. In language arts we will have a spelling test and work on persuasive writing.

January 22-26

What a crazy January we’ve had so far! Because we missed some days due to snow, we are going to extend the coins for Olivia drive to next week. Monday you can wear crazy socks, Tuesday a hat, and Wednesday wear purple. All the coins we collect will go to Olivia Hale, a WOHS freshman who is having surgery for Moebius Syndrome. Every little bit helps! Wednesday is an early release at 12:00. In math we are studying data analysis. Our next spelling test will be January 31. The list of words are below.

your      yours     their     another     because     something     always

until     since     surely     answer     complete     carefully     simple

else     friends     information     figure     you’re     plane     street

couldn’t     reason     difference

January 15-19

Monday is a school holiday so that we can celebrate MLK Day. Thursday we will have a science benchmark. Fortunately, that is our last one for awhile. In math we are starting data analysis. In language arts we are going to write a persuasive ad and have a spelling test on Wednesday.

Week of January 8-12

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed a great Christmas break and is ready to work hard. Next week we will have a math benchmark on Tuesday, January 9 and a reading benchmark on Thursday, January 11. Our next spelling test is Wednesday, January 17. The words are listed below.

there     then     than     its     because     thought     let’s

it’s     example     body     group     piece     instead

fact     quite     although     size     correct     suppose

natural     ocean     government     baby     grass

December 18-20

Monday we will head to Tyler to see Wonder. We are leaving around 8 so please be on time to school. If you have not brought your $7.50 you must bring it Monday or you will have to stay at school. Tuesday we will be sharing our ABC Christmas couplet books and gift bags with the PreK. It is always such a good time! Wednesday our Christmas party will be at 9:00 in the gym. You are welcome to leave from there and start your Christmas holiday. Tuesday and Wednesday are early releases at 12:15. Enjoy your break and see you back Thursday, January 4.

Week of December 11-15

This week in math we are going to review coordinate grids. In language arts we will have a spelling test on Wednesday and work on our couplets. Monday you can wear a hat, Wednesday you can wear pajamas, and Thursday you can either red and green or dress like the Grinch. Please bring money for the field trip which is $7.50. We will go to the movie on December 18. December 19 is early release and December 20 is our Christmas party and then early release.