Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This week the sixth graders are learning to find the least common multiple and the greatest common factor from two numbers prime factorizations. Prime numbers are the building blocks of our number system and facility with them is very important. They will use these factoring skills throughout their math education.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After studying the strategies that create a powerful personal narrative, the fifth and sixth graders are working hard on writing their own this week. We love the new chrome books!

Friday, September 18, 2015

This busy week included a trip to Sculpture Fest on Tuesday. Students will create their own sculptures in art class next week. Here Nixon, Wyatt and Taylor sketch the area they would place their sculptures. 

Enjoy another gorgeous summer weekend and don't forget tonight is "Movie Night" at WES.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Greetings Parents,

The fifth and sixth grade classrooms are looking for chaperones for our field trip to Sculpture Fest, next Tuesday, September 15. At 9:00 we will board buses at WES, chaperones are welcome to meet us there if preferred, and are scheduled to leave the grounds to return to WES at 10:35. Sculpture Fest is on Prosper Road, at the home of Peter and Charolotte Davenport. Please contact your student's homeroom teacher if you are able to help.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

In math this week all the fifth and sixth graders are working on "The Product Game." They are using what they know about factors and multiples to play. The game forces them to strategize based on a number's factors. Understanding factors and multiples sets the "concept" stage for much of the rest of the work we will do in both grades this year.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015

Greetings from the 5/6 Team,

Our first few days have gotten off to a good start. Students have been practicing routines, getting to know each other and building back their academic stamina.

For the next week, students will continue to need to have an adult sign their planner each night. This signature indicates that the assigned homework has been completed. We will continue to make sure assignments are being recorded in each student's planner. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and you can also reference our homework policy by following the link on the right of this blog.

Our first field trip is on Tuesday, September 15th to Sculpture Fest. Please return the school permission slip if you haven't already and let us know if you would like to chaperone for this outing.

Here is a  questions to ask your student from this week's literacy class:
What is a BUB?

Investigating States of Matter

Fifth grade students finding the mass and volume of different states of matter.