April 16-20

Congratulations! You survived the math and reading STAAR tests! Next week we will be reviewing science, have a spelling test on Wednesday, write letters to the 4th graders and doing a little bit of math. Some upcoming April dates to be aware of – we will visit the middle school on April 25 and have field day on April 26. Hang in there guys – we’re almost done!

April 9-13

The week you have been fearfully anticipating is here. STAAR math will be Tuesday April 10 and STAAR reading is Wednesday April 11. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and brings a book and water for the test. We are not allowed visitors on campus those days so you will not be able to bring your child lunch. They have worked hard and are prepared. We look forward to good things from them! Spelling words are listed below for our test Wednesday, April 18.

does     whose     troubled     choose     it’s     ice     animals

whether     either     its      once     which     change     largest

iron     store     weather     beside     humans     their     although

your     sleep      you’re

April 2-6

In math we are reviewing for STAAR. In language arts, we will have a spelling test on Wednesday. Please make every effort to be at school this week. The math STAAR test is April 10 and reading STAAR is April 11. We are reviewing key concepts this week so we don’t want your student to miss anything!

March 26-March 30

This week we will continue reviewing for STAAR. Our spelling test will be April 4. The words are listed below. Friday is a school holiday. Our Easter party is March 29 at 9:30 at White Oak Baptist Church. Please make sure your student has brought a dozen filled plastic eggs in a dozen egg carton. We still need Little Debbie snacks and drinks. We also need a signed permission slip since we are leaving campus.

there’s      reasons     difference     they’re     early     pay     past

seven     children     carefully     north      language     often     correct

always     history     instead     important     until     famous

late     perhaps      their     learned

March 12-23

Some important dates to remember:

March 12-19 is spring break. March 20 are spring pictures. We will have a science benchmark and spelling test March 21. Easter party is March 29. A note is going home today about what we need for the party. Math STAAR is April 10, Reading STAAR is April 11. Trip to the  middle school is April 25.

We are in crunch time for STAAR. Please be at school as much as possible. We are reviewing and preparing and each day is so important. We are confident your student can succeed!

Week of March 5-9

This week in math we are continuing to review all math concept to prepare for STAAR which is April 10. Reading STAAR is April 11 and science STAAR is week of May 14. In language arts we are going to look at sequence words and use them to write a paragraph. Our next spelling test will be March 21. The words are listed below.

milk     along     choose     later     colored     couldn’t     square

caught     money     quite     all ready     child     trip

woman     eye     straight     too      draw     buy

theirs     remember     there’s      beautiful

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