5th Grade Team East
Mr. Waggoner(Math), Mrs. Fruit(ELA), Ms. Tindall(SCI/SS)
Welcome to Meadow Brook 5th Grade! We are so happy to have you!
Winter Dance-- Dec. 19 from 3:05-4:30
PTSO is hosting a WINTER DANCE!
Students can pay $5 to stay after school until 4:30. We will have a DJ set up in the cafeteria and games set up in the gym. Come join us for a fun time!
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Skate Night Monday, December 16th!
Winter Break: December 23rd- January 6th
Students need a handheld pencil sharpener! (Nonelectric please!)
Kona Ice days:
*Kiddie- $2, Klassic- $3, King (with souvenir cup)- $5
What's Going on In Math? 12/2 - 12/20
About Mr. Waggoner and 5th Grade Math
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Welcome to a great new year! I am excited to be your child’s 5th-grade math teacher! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. This is my 14th year in education, 13 in Mustang and 1 year in Kansas. I was in the classroom for 6 years teaching third grade,1 year of 6th-grade math, 5 years as an assistant principal at Canyon Ridge Intermediate, and last year here at Meadow Brook as a 5th-grade math teacher.
I was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, but was raised in Kansas. I have a wonderful wife named Amber, but no children. Amber and her family were born and raised in Oklahoma, so this is where I decided to call home. I am a huge sports fan! I love the Texas Rangers, Texas Longhorns, OKC Thunder, Wichita State Shockers, and the Cincinnati Bengals.
As for my educational background, I received my Bachelor's of Education from Wichita State University and soon after received my first Master’s degree in Math Education. I then decided to attain my second Master’s degree, which is in Educational Administration, in order to be a principal.
I do not feel that sending home homework for students in the 5th grade helps students academically and research shows that there is no evidence to show homework is beneficial for 5th graders. It is always my attempt to have students complete the assignment in class, so they do not have to bring anything home to work on. Please know that I will be in contact with you if your student is struggling and/or not getting assignments completed, so we can work on a plan to help them be successful.
In 5th grade, your child will be challenged with a lot of new material in math. It is very important that there is communication between parents and teachers. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child, feel free to call. You can reach me at 256-5250. Feel free to also email me at WaggonerR@Mustangps.org. Without communication between the two of us, it will be very difficult for your child to reach his or her full academic capability.
Please check below for great math games and resources to help your student in math. there are also resources and websites on my webpage, which has a link above. I am looking forward to a fun and successful year! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!
- Fifth Grade Oklahoma Academic Standards (new for 2016) - Scroll down to see math objectives taught in fifth grade.
- OAS Vertical Progression - A chart showing the progression of math skills taught in grades 2-5.
- Math Reference Sheet
- Problem Solving Sheet
- Problem Solving Poster
- Math Literature - A list of math picture books that support specific concepts.
- Everyday Math Online - Access family letters, an interactive student reference book, games, video tutorials and more. Please contact Mr. Bowen if you need your child's username/password sent to you.
- Everyday Math Family Letters - PDF copies of each unit's family letter.
- Everyday Math Computation Algorithms - Tutorials on how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract using a variety of methods.
- Journal Pages - Copies of the student math journal for each unit.
- Grade Level Goals - Everyday Math objectives
- An Everyday Math Lesson
- Do Anytime Activities
- Study Links - Download copies of study links.
- Vocabulary Cards - Terms from each unit and lesson.
- Math Facts Timed Tests - Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts with these timed tests.
- That's a Fact! - Customizable math facts timed tests.
- Hooda Math Timed Tests - More timed tests. Customizable and includes mixed fact practice.
- Hooda Math Timed Tests 2 - Same as above, only harder!
- Multiplication Table - Printable 12 x 12 grid.
- XtraMath Math Facts Practice - Sign in using the username and code given to you in class
- Johnny's Math Page - A different collection of math games that we often use in class.
- Mr. Nussbaum's Math Games - Lots of interactive, leveled math games.
- Sumdog - Log in using the username and password given to you in class.
- Transum - Organized by topic.
- Calculation Nation - Mixed games (free account required).
- Sheppard Software - Collections of math games organized by content strand.
Math Skills Quizzes
- Mr. Anker's Tests - Math practice tests categorized by subject and with increasing levels of difficulty.
- thatquiz.com - Another site we often use in class. Math skills practice with increasing levels of difficulty.
- Math Review Flashcards - Quizzes and reviews sorted by topic.
- Khan Academy Practice - Interactive practice questions with tutorials.
- Math Skills Practice - A collection of skills quizzes organized by topic and difficulty.
- Number Nut Basic 1 - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division quizzes.
- Number Nut Basic 2 - Fractions, decimals, percents quizzes.
- TenMarks Math Practice - Sign in using the username and password given to you in class.
- XtraMath Math Facts Practice - Sign in using the username and code given to you in class.
- Everyday Math Online - Sign in using the username and password given to you in class.
- Math Games - Sequenced and organized by topic.
- Mr. Bowen's TeacherTube Tutorials - Short video tutorials aligned to each unit.
- Khan Academy Video Tutorials - Easy-to-understand, short video tutorials on most math concepts and skills.
- Math Glossary - Interactive and animated glossary of math terms.
- Math Terms Flashcards - Download this pdf of common math terms. Version 2 Part 1, Part 2
- Thinking Blocks - Model math problems with virtual manipulatives.
- Illuminations Math
- Math Live - Animated tutorials.
- MathTrain - Videos by students.
- LearnZillion - Math tutorial videos (free account required).
- BBC Bitesize Math - Video tutorials and quizzes.
- AAA Know - Tutorials and quizzes.
- Math Village - Tutorials, videos, interactives.
- Geogebra - Lots of interactive applets to explore math concepts and practice skills.
- Interactive Volume and Surface Area- Volume and surface area practice. You can fold and unfold rectangular prisms and cubes to help calculate the volume and surface area.
How to log in to EveryDay Math for Games and Tutorials
How to Login to Everyday Math for Students
1. Students need to go to Google.com
2. They will click the sign-in on the top right corner
3. Their login username is their student id/lunch firstname.lastname@example.org. Their password is the same as they use to login to a school computer
4. For example if a student's lunch number is 12345, their login would be email@example.com and their password is their school computer password.
5. Once logged in, they will click the 3x3 area (looks like a waffle) in the top right corner. They will click the Google Drive Icon.
6. Once in Google Drive, they will click the 3x3 Icon again and at the bottom will be the McGraw-HIll Icon (it is red). If it doesn't show up, click more and you will see it.
7. When you click the McGraw Hill Icon it will take them to their Everyday Math page where they can play games, see tutorials, and practice.
Let me know if you are having any problems!
Science & Social Studies
Science 12/2-12/20: We are in the middle of our Earth Science unit. We are learning about Earth's spheres and how they interact. Spheres include atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere/lithosphere, and biosphere. There will be an at home project to complete with this unit. Dates and details will be addressed and sent home later after we have learned concepts of this unit. We will also begin learning about the Earth's relationship with the sun and Earth's movements.
Vocabulary terms to know for Earth unit: hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere/lithosphere, atmosphere, evaporate, condensation, precipitation, water cycle, climate, erosion, deposition, weathering, rotation, revolution, axis, orbit, and constellation,
Social Studies 12/2-12/20: We are starting to learn about the 13 colonies, New England colonies, Middle colonies, Southern colonies, the people & religious beliefs, economy, government, and way of life for each colony.
Important people to know are John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Puritans, Pilgrims, William Penn, Quakers, Peter Stryvesant, Benjamin Franklin, James Oglethorpe, George Calvert
Vocabulary terms we will be learning are: indentured servants, assembly, charter, consent, frontier, industry, export, import, naval stores, free-market, triangular trade route, Middle Passage, proprietor, refuge, immigrant, tolerate, apprentice, port, debtor, backcountry, slave, indigo
I am here to help you and your student. Communication is a key to teamwork. Parents, teachers, and students should work as a team to help your student be successful. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by calling 405-256-5250, email TindallA@mustangps.org, or text through Remind.
ELA- Mrs. Fruit
What's Going On In ELA?
Only three weeks until Christmas break! For these three weeks we will be working on text structures and applying it to our writing. We will be working on a Christmas Around the World newspaper! This is such a fun writing project. It is super helpful for students to not miss school in these three weeks so they don't fall behind. There isn't much time to lose!
Don't forget to be studying for weekly vocab!