Mrs. Taylor's Fifth Grade Math Class

--HOMEWORK CALENDAR LINK: https://app.oncoursesystems.com/school/calendar/2501702 

Please make sure you are checking your child's agenda book each night and initialing that you have seen the assignments.

JOLLYVILLE TOY PROJECT POSTERS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13TH!

As Christmas draws near we have begun planning our Christmas party.  Our Christmas party will be Friday, December 15 at 2:00.  Our party will be an exciting celebration! Here’s what we have planned!

Christmas Gifts

Please send a $10 wrapped gift for your own child to open at the party.  Each child will open the gift they bring.  Please send the gift by Wednesday, December 13 so we can ensure every child has a gift to open. 

Stocking Stuffers

We will also be stuffing stockings.  The teachers have purchased a stocking for each child in their homeroom.  Please let your children bring items to stuff in each classmate’s stocking.  These items can be Christmas novelty toys, pencils, candy, erasers, snack cakes, etc.  Please bring an item to put in each student’s stocking. The children will love whatever you can send.  We will begin stuffing stockings starting on December 7th and continue until the day of the party.  We have  14 students in our homeroom. 



This week we will be dividing decimals by decimals as our skill.  We will be doing many Christmas activities in class to review all math.  



 Please encourage your child to look through his/her IMB notebooks nightly to keep all our skills we have learned fresh on their mind.    


Welcome to Mrs. Valerie Taylor’s math class. This year we will be doing many different learning activities focusing on the Louisiana Core State Standards.  If you need to contact me, you can call the school at 318-322-8976, ext. 4090 to schedule a conference, or you can email me at valerie.taylor@mcschools.net.  You may also check this website weekly to see a schedule of important events.

GRADING POLICIES: There will be a minimum of 9 grades each nine weeks. Grades will come from bell work, homework, pop quizzes, class activities, interactive math notebooks, Eureka mid-module and end of module assessments, and Accelerated Math.

A 100-93

B 92-85

C 84-75

D 74-67

F  66-0

 

BELLWORK: Each day when you walk into class you will have an activity to complete on the board. Bell work will focus on problem solving skills.  It will be picked up every 4 weeks along with a grading sheet for a 100 point grade.

 

COMMON CORE:  Each week we will study Louisiana common core math skills using the Eureka Math program focusing on operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base 10 (decimals), number and operations with fractions, measurement, data, and geometry.   There will be written tests at the middle and end of each unit of study.  There will also be pop quizzes throughout the module based on the lessons.

 

INTERACTIVE MATH NOTEBOOKS: You will be required to keep an IMB in class for daily notes, vocabulary, examples, and sample problems.  It will be checked each nine weeks for a grade. 

 

HOMEWORK: Class work that is not finished will be assigned for homework 3-4 days a week.  It will be checked for completion the next day for a grade.  You will start out with a 100 in homework.  Each day that you do not have it completed, you will lose 5 points.

Please encourage your child to be working toward meeting the Accelerated Reading and the Accelerated Math goals for the third nine weeks.    Your child will be responsible for mastering  objectives in Accelerated Math for the first nine weeks. 

We will be reviewing all 4th grade skills and building on these skills to better prepare for 6th grade from now until the end of school in math.  Grades will come from accelerated math and pop quizzes given on review skills throughout the weeks.  These will not be announced, as they are pop quizzes.  




Helpful Resources for Parents: 

  1. http://www.lpssonline.com/site5523.php

    Lafayette Parish Schools Website and click on 5th grade.  This site has links for each specific Eureka lesson. 

     

  2. https://learnzillion.com/math - has videos and practice questions

     

  3. https://www.khanacademy.org/ - has videos and sample questions.  



 

 

  This year we will be doing many different learning activities focusing on the Louisiana Core State Standards.  If you need to contact me, you can call the school at 318-322-8976, ext. 4090 to schedule a conference, or you can email me at valerie.taylor@mcschools.net.  

 

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS COMPLETING HOMEWORK AND WORKING ON AM NIGHTLY!