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So proud of my math kiddos!  They are going to Rock the Math Staar on Tuesday!

 

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Kathy Schultz

 Creekside Forest Elementary

5th Grade Math

Conference Time:  11:00-11:45

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EMAIL: kathyrnschultz@tomballisd.net (please use the email me link under my photo)

 
Please use the links to the right to navigate the information you will need for math class. Most recent announcements will post below. Scroll down to see the latest announcements.
 

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Field Day & Yearbooks

Please bring your Yearbooks back to school tomorrow.  We will be signing them in the afternoon.
 
Come ready for Field Day!
*Wear your color
*Bring your lunch
*Bring a towel
*Bring a water bottle
*Wear sunscreen to school

Important!

Wednesday - Staar Science test - Bring a book to read 
 
Thursday - Wear Red - We are taking a Drone picture and fifth grade will be the capital C in CFES!  
 
Friday - Wear your Field Day color
A(Red)
B(Yellow)
C(Green)
D(Blue)
 
A note will go home Wednesday with all the details.
 
DON'T FORGET!! Bring yearbooks back to school on the Friday, the 18th.  We will have a signing party in the afternoon. :)

Heartfelt Thank You!

Dear Parents and Kiddos!
You made Teacher Appreciation week so special for me.  I loved, loved, loved all of the items from you last week.  From my favorite snacks to my favorite scent you were so thoughtful!  The lunch was also delicious! I was overwhelmed with your generosity.  I have enjoyed watching your children grow this year as preteens and as mathematicians.  They are phenomenal!  The growth they made this year will serve them well throughout their school years. I would love to hear from them as the years go by.  They are finishing strong and will be great Jr. High Students!  Can you believe it?  They are headed to the Jr. High! 

Field Day Information

Parents,
Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch on Thursday is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. On Friday, Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre-ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.
 
Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Also, send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking at lunch. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!
 
Coach Baxter & Coach V

Main Event Permission Slips and Volunteers

 

We will have our end of year fifth grade party at Main Event on May 30th.  Permission slips will be coming home on Wednesday.  Please return them by Friday.  
 

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.   

 

May 14th, 2018:  3rd, 4th Math, 5th retest

May 15th, 2018: 3rd, 4th Reading

May 16th, 2018: 5th Science STAAR

 

Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

 

Upcoming Math Skills - Dry Erase Marker Request

Dear Parents,
 
We have been so busy in math!  I wanted to give you an update and let you know the skills your child has been working on so  you can celebrate with them. We are going to Finish Strong! We are also in need of a few supplies to finish the year.
 
Thank you so much for those that have sent in Expo markers.  We are still in need of markers.  They seem to dry out quickly this year.  In math we complete most of our learning using the Dry Erase Markers on our white boards.  This allows me to see who "gets it" quickly and allows for multiple practices quickly.  We are also in need of post it notes.
 
If you would like your child to have their own marker please label it at home with tape.  If you would like to contribute to the class that would be great also.  We  can use any dry erase marker that does not have a strong odor.  They are usually labeled  "Low Odor".  Thank you so much!
 
Coming up in Math:
 
April 27th - Financial Literacy Test (review due Thursday) - These skills were covered thoroughly before the STAAR test.  Just check in with your child on the review sheet.
 
April 27th - Skill checks:
 
  • Mixed Numbers to Improper Fraction
  • Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
  • Multiply fraction by a fraction
  • Divide fraction by a fraction
  • Simplify before we Multiply
  • Divide with a decimal in the divisor
I am sending home a practice we completed today.  Please look on the front and the back.
 
Last week in Math:
We have been "Stepping up to 6th Grade".  Students are so excited to be working on sixth grade skills.  Our Stepping Up section in math prepares them to be able to walk into math class next year feeling confident and ready to take on sixth grade math.  We are "Finishing Strong!"
 
So far we have worked on these skills:
 
Multiplying fractions by fractions
Simplify before we multiply
Dividing Fractions by Fractions 
Dividing a Decimal by a decimal when the decimal is in the divisor
 
This week in Math:
 
Ratios
Decimals to Fractions
Decimals to Percents
Fractions to Percents
 
 
Next Week in Math:
Ratio and Unit Rates
Proportions
Graphing in all four quadrants
Area of shapes other than rectangles
 
Coming up:
Working with positive and negative integers
Balancing equations
Finding the unknown by balancing equations
 
I am thrilled to see how excited my math students are when working on these Stepping  Up skills!
 
 
 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of my fifth grade math students!  I am so proud of how hard you have worked!  You are ready to Rock the Math Staar Test on Tuesday!
 
You will receive your scores in just a couple of weeks.
 
Please eat a good breakfast Tuesday morning and arrive to school by 8:30 if possible.  We will have a quick banana snack before we start testing.
Lunch will be at 11:15 and we will still have afternoon specials and recess time.
 
 

Homework/Test

Today began our 15 days of Smash Homework.  Your child brought home Smash #2 tonight to complete.  We completed the first one in class. They will have one Smash each evening until Spring Break.  We will check them in class the very next day.  Please encourage your child to show all of their thinking.  They will be able to earn No Homework passes by doing their very best.  Please ask to see their wonderful work.
 
We will be having a Common Assessment on Geometry and Measurement on Tuesday, February 27th.  The skills that will be included are
*attributes and categorizing of shapes - study guide went home last week
*perimeter, area, and volume - practices in Google Classroom
*graphing and using real world number patterns found in input/output tables

Geometry Study Pages

Students were given 2 study pages today over Geometry and Financial Literacy.
These pages review all previous years of 2D figures and their attributes.  In fifth grade we are responsible for creating a hierarchy of the figures. In order to create the hierarchy students need to use the attributes of each figure. They have a page that reviews all of the attributes they need to know as well as examples of hierarchies. Please remind your child to study these pages.  The test on Tuesday will include this geometric vocabulary and a some of the financial literacy terms. 

Shirt orders due Tomorrow

 
Run the Creek shirts orders are due tomorrow.  You may order online and pay with a credit card or you may order online and send in the money with your child.  The shirts are very nice this year.  I have heard the tie-dye ones run a little small.  Shirts are in the office if you need to check sizes for your child.

Class Picture Date Change

Dear Parents,
We apologize for any confusion concerning spring individual and class pictures. The date was changed to Tuesday, February 20th due to conflict in campus scheduling. Orders will be accepted until that date, February 20th. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please contact Jackie Kirk at jacquelinekirk@tomballisd.net. 

Regards,
Jeanine Deyoe

Dry Erase Markers Needed

Dear Parents,
We are running extremely low on Dry Erase markers.  We use the Low Order markers daily in math class.  We would really appreciate new markers at this time of year.  Thanks so much!

Stuffed Animals

If your child would like to donate a new or "like new" stuffed animal to be paired with each blanket that would be a sweet touch.  The blankets and stuffed animals will be delivered to the Montgomery County Youth Services just in time for Valentine's Day.

Go Texan Day!

 

On February 23rd, we will be celebrating Go Texan Day at Creekside Forest Elementary. We would love for your child to come to school dressed Western/Texan. They will be square dancing as well on that day during their specials period. Thank you for your continued support!