Author Archives: Phillips

Week 30

You may have noticed that I did not post this week.  My mother was in the hospital after a fall, so I was in Charleston helping out.  Last week was very scary, but yesterday she was able to leave the hospital … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 30

Week 29

There is NO homework this week in any subject. This is the last week of the third nine weeks. New Missing Work lists were posted this morning in class. Please remind your student to check the lists that were posted in all … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 29

Week 28

This will be a busy week and will involve a lot of review as we head towards our third nine-week benchmarks.  We will take the math benchmark on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Our science benchmark will be Monday, March 26, 2018, … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 28

Week 27

This week we will work on the social studies’ PBA for the third nine weeks on inventions.  Students will create a movie proposal (for a documentary) and a movie poster with all of the four inventions (steamboat, steam locomotive, cotton … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 27

Week 26

This week Interims will be sent home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  There are many students that are missing assignments at this point.  Please remember that the grade check for March Madness will be next week on March 15, 2018.  … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 26

Last night’s Battle of the Books Final Round

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Last night’s Battle of the Books Final Round

Week 25

This coming weekend Iditarod 2018 will begin and we will be tracking it in class!  Get ready to choose your musher! Congratulations to Oakland’s Battle of the Books team!  They will be moving on to the next competition this coming … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 25

Week 24

Report cards will be sent home on Monday, February 19, 2018. This week we will begin a new class novel, return to reading our novels in guided reading, and work on nonfiction cause and effect/compare and contrast in reading.  Students … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 24

Week 23

On Monday, February 12, 2018, we will take the NWEA MAP reading diagnostic assessment.  Fortunately, this will be our last formal testing for a while. In math this week we will finish line plots, stem and leaf plots and review mean, … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 23

Week 22

This will be a busy week! In math, we will begin learning about line plots, graphs, and stem and leaf plots (SOL 5.16).  On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, we will take the math NWEA MAP test. In reading, we will … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 22

Week 21

This week’s focus will be on completing the social studies Road to the Revolution Performance Based Assessment and taking the science benchmark on Thursday, February 1, 2018. I have prepared a Google Doc that I think will help students build … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 21

Week 20

This will be a busy and probably a LONG week compared to the short past two weeks. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, we will take the math benchmark.  On Wednesday and Friday, we will forge ahead with Probability. In reading, we will … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 20

Snow Day Review

Here is the assignment that was emailed tonight for students to complete as a benchmark review. Pdf copies can be accessed by clicking on the link below: Snow Day Math Review revised Complete the following problems on each page: Page … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Snow Day Review

Week 19

The homework for this week is the same as last and is all due this Friday, January 19, 2018.  Check the tabs above for the Weekly Homework as well as the Math H.W.  There are pdf copies of all if … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 19

Week 18

Well, I’m sure everyone has enjoyed these extra days out of school, but we have to hit the ground running when we get back!  Our math benchmark is on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, so we have work to review, new … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 18

Week 17 – Happy New Year!

This week will be busy, but you do have a break on homework.  The only homework you have is in math.  There is a pdf copy of both workbook pages above. In math, we will review fractions and mixed numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 17 – Happy New Year!

Week 16!

This will be our final (short) week before our holiday break.  We have full days Monday – Wednesday. On Monday, December 18, 2017, we will have a quiz on 5.6a – adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 16!

Week 15

This week we will continue with SOL 5.6 in math with adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.  We will add in working with mixed numbers and fractions in word problems, using the eight steps model drawing method. In reading … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 15

Week 14

This week we will continue working with fractions – SOL 5.6a.  We will add and subtract fractions (with unlike denominators) and mixed numbers.  We will also go back and review/reteach converting fractions to decimals and decimal and fraction ordering from … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 14

Week 13

I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving and enjoyed this long weekend as much as I did! This week we will begin to compare fractions and decimals (SOL 5.2b) in math. Students will have a quiz on 5.2a and b on … Continue reading

Posted in Notes | Comments Off on Week 13