April 9-13, 2018

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our request for chaperones for the May 9th field trip to Biztown. We were only allowed 18 and had 23; therefore, we did do a drawing to determine who could go. Those parents should have received an email from Biztown informing them as to how to complete the online or site training. Remember this must be completed at least one week prior the field trip.

Registration forms for next year at Ellis went home April 9th. These are due back to the teacher by Friday April 13th. Two proofs of residency must be attached. This is a copy of two utility bills, mortgage, or lease agreement. Cell phone bills do not count.  If your child will not be attending Ellis next year, please return the form with a note attached stating where they will be attending.

April. 16-April 27th is the TCAP testing window. ELA testing dates are scheduled for the 13-18th. Social Studies is schedules for April 19th. Math will be on April 23 and 24th, and Science will take place on April 25th. Make-up testing is scheduled for April 20th, 26,  and 27th. Please make every effort to have your child here on time for these testing dates. Any child who arrives late can’t be admitted into the classroom until after testing is complete, and makeup testing will need to be arranged.

Mark you calendar for May 8th-

Ellis Middle School will have an Open house for all fifth graders on May 8th at 6:00. This is a good opportunity for students to walk around the building and ask questions about going to sixth grade.

Math-

We are continuing our review of multiplication and division of fractions. We are also reviewing quadrilaterals.

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March 12-16

Upcoming Events:

Yearbook orders continue through this week. Any orders can be made online or through the office.

Report cards will go home March 15th.

Number Corner:

Our Calendar grid this month focuses on area using decimals  (multiplying decimals).

Math:

We are continuing to review multiplication of fractions. We begin division with fractions and whole numbers this week.

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February 19-23

Upcoming Events:

Honor Society Meeting is scheduled for February 21st from 3:30-4:30. Notices went home for this meeting on February 8th or 9th.

Group/ class and individual pictures will take place on February 22nd. Group/ class pictures are on a prepaid order basis for $14.

Yearbook ordering time has arrived. Order forms went home a week ago Friday.

Number Corner:

February’s Calendar Grid focuses on reading ruler measurements to the nearest eighth of an inch.  We will take these measurements and multiply these fractions to find the area that the item covers.

February’s Calendar Collector focuses on converting between liters, deciliters, and milliliters. We are also reviewing the prefixes associated with metric measurements as well as multiplying and dividing using decimals and powers of 10.

Math Lessons:

This week we will continue our use of number sense with ratio tables. We will also review partial products and the standard multiplication algorithm.

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February 12-16

Upcoming Events:

Picture day is February 22nd- This will also be group/ classroom pictures. If you would like a group/classroom picture, these need to be purchased in advance. The order form information went home last week.

Yearbook ordering time has arrived. Please check your child’s Friday folder for the order form.

Number Corner:

February’s Calendar Grid focuses on reading ruler measurements to the nearest eighth of an inch.  We will take these measurements and multiply these fractions to find the area that the item covers.

February’s Calendar Collector focuses on converting between liters, deciliters, and milliliters. We are also reviewing the prefixes associated with metric measurements as well as multiplying and dividing using decimals and powers of 10.

Math Lessons:

This week we will continue our use of number sense with ratio tables. We will also review partial products and the standard multiplication algorithm.

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February 5- 9

Upcoming Events:

The Sweetheart Dance is scheduled for February 9th from 6:00-7:30. This is a family event. Students may NOT be just dropped off and picked up later.

Yearbook ordering time has arrived. Please check your child’s Friday folder for the order form.

Number Corner:

February’s Calendar Grid focuses on reading ruler measurements to the nearest eighth of an inch.  We will take these measurements and multiply these fractions to find the area that the item covers.

February’s Calendar Collector focuses on converting between liters, deciliters, and milliliters. We are also reviewing the prefixes associated with metric measurements as well as multiplying and dividing using decimals and powers of 10.

Math Lessons:

This week we will continue our use of number sense with ratio tables. We will also review partial products and the standard multiplication algorithm.

 

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January 29- February 2

Number Corner:

This week we will finish our Calendar Grid and Calendar Collector. The Calendar Grid has focused on making a connection between a picture/ graph of a line and two equations that could represent them. The Calendar Collector has been centered around the start of multiplication of fractions by a whole number. We have then translated the answer in terms of time or money.

Math Lessons:

Our focus us multiplication and division with ratio tables. We are moving into multiplication with decimals as well.

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December 11-15

Upcoming Events:

December 19th is the our Christmas program.

December 20th will be our Christmas party and a half day of school.

 

Math:

Our Number Corner this focused on quadrilaterals. We are investigating their characteristics and their relationship to one another.

With our Calendar Collector, we are creating a scatter plot and line plots with data we collected about out height and foot length.

Our main focus this month is reviewing addition and subtraction of fractions and decimal.

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