Week of April 27- May 1

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Accelerated Math will continue with their expanded Linear Relationships Unit. We will complete any new material in the unit and utilize the week to practice different ways to solve systems of equations and other new skills. In Level Math, students will review for their Financial Literacy Test. The test will be this week (likely Thursday). I will e-mail to firm up the date when I see how the kiddos are feeling this morning! In Texas History, students will continue their study of Revolution.

In 4th and 5th grade math, students will continue their exploration of the coordinate plane utilizing numerical patterns. In Social Studies, students will begin their unit on the Civil War. 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! 

Week of April 13-17

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Accelerated math will continue their unit on functions and have a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday. In Level math, students will continue their unit on financial literacy. In Texas history, students will be assigned their end of unit assessment. 
Fourth and fifth grade math will continue their exploration of volume and begin navigating the coordinate plane. In social studies, we will conclude our stud of the American Revolution!  
 

Week of March 16-20

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Hello parents!

As we all navigate this unknown terrain, I will be utilizing Google Classroom for our students. This interface is pretty straightforward and will allow me to post assignments in a format where your students can easily turn in their work online and provide an easy forum for me to communicate with your kiddos throughout the day. If you have a gmail account set up for your child, I can simply send an invitation to the specific classrooms once I have the e-mail addresses. If not, you may create the account and then use the following class codes to join the appropriate classrooms. The following class codes are:
 
4th and 5th grade Social Studies: wq3d6ix
4th grade Math: 6j3bwyq
5th grade Math: i52dt4h
6th and 7th Texas History: hg4kkya
Level Math: mj4g6iy
Accelerated Math: lpkel7v
The link provides a pretty comprehensive tutorial. The only difference here is that we do not have school e-mails, we will simply have our own gmail accounts that we utilize for logging in purposes. 
If you have any questions, please let me know and we will make sure that everyone has access ASAP! 
We will all be new at this so if something isn't clear on my end, please let me know and I will try to clarify as best as I can.
Stay healthy,
Ms. Williams

Week of March 2 – March 6

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Accelerated math will wrap up their Data and Statistics unit on Tuesday with their test, and move into a Financial Literacy unit. In level math, students just tested on Geometry, and will begin their Data and Statistics unit. For both classes, anticipate math tests to be home this week with corrections due the following day. In Texas History, we will be quickly approaching Texas’ move to independence!

In 4th and 5th grade math, we will go through student’s fractions test and begin geometry. Test will go home graded with corrections on Tuesday and need to be signed on returned on Wednesday. In social studies, students will continue to learn about the causes of the American Revolution.

Week of February 24-28

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Accelerated math will begin their week with a quiz as they wrap up their unit on statistics. In level math, students will complete their geometry unit with a test on Wednesday or Thursday. In Texas History, students will have a test on Thursday. 
4th and 5th grade math will have a comprehensive fraction test on Wednesday. Daily multiplication trackers will be sent home today requiring 15 minutes a day of multiplication drills. 

Week of February 10-14

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Accelerated Math will complete their unit on probability this week, and can anticipate a test on Friday with homework nightly leading up! Level math will begin their geometry unit, and will have homework throughout the week. In Texas History, students will learn about the growing tensions between Mexico and the US with the fight for Texas.

4th and 5th grade will move into multiplication and division with fractions. New times table logs will be sent home Tuesday, and students are still required to do 15 minutes a night of fluency practice. In Social Studies, students will conclude their study of the Bill of Rights.

Week of February 3-7

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Accelerated math moves into probability this week while level math wrap up their unit on algebraic reasoning. Level math can anticipate their test on Thursday or Friday. In Texas History, we will begin to study Texas under Mexican rule. 
4th and 5th grade math will begin performing operations on fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers. Students will go home with a log to insure they are still studying their multiplication facts for at least 15 minutes a night. Achieving fluency with these facts is essential. This will count as a weekly grade. In social studies, student will complete their civics unit and test the following week. 

Week of January 21-24

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I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! 
Junior school accelerated math will move into volume this week. Last week’s surface area test will go home Tuesday with corrections due Wednesday. Level math will start their week with their test on Equations and Inequalities and then move into Algebraic Representation. In Texas History, we will continue learning about Spain’s struggle to hold onto Texas. Students can anticipate a test next Tuesday. 
4th and 5th grade will continue to dive into fractions as this week will begin adding and subtracting with like and unlike denominators. Please continue to drill multiplication facts at home with your students. The more confidently they can identify the least common multiple, the better off they will be. In social studies, students will continue their unit on civics and test next Wednesday! 
Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Week of 1/13-1/17

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Accelerated math will continue working with surface area while level math will begin to wrap up inequalities. Both classes should anticipate daily homework. In Texas History, students have been assigned groups where they will complete a report this week indicating their proposed policies for a struggling Texas, and the potential pros and cons from implementation.
In 4th and 5th grade math, students will move into fractions this week! Please continue to work with your student on their times tables at home!!! In social studies, students have a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, January 15.
As always, please reach out if you have any questions.

Week of December 9-13

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Accelerated Math will continue their unit on plane geometry and can anticipate a test on Friday. Level Math will wrap up their expressions unit with a test on Monday and dive into Equations and Inequalities. In Texas History, students will wrap up our unit on Spanish Exploration in Texas.

4th and 5th grade students will continue to dive into division this week. The beginning of the week will reinforce their understanding of a remainder and what it means, and then we will begin working on long division. Please support your student by continuing to drill them with their times tables, as they need those to be solid to be successful in division. In Social Studies, students will continue to learn about the difference celebrations in different countries during this holiday season, and how they relate to their chosen countries cultures.