Math Department 3rd-5th Grade

Week 26 News/Updates: "Be the CHANGE you want to SEE!"

Wondering how we will succeed? Be Positive- Have Patience-When in doubt Persist- and don't be afraid of a little Perspiration! Take 30 seconds and reflect on how you plan to show up this week and for the rest of the school year.....

Motivational video "Change your mind in just 2.50 mins"

Team Message:

Hello Team,

This week's newsletter will start with inspiration, end with motivation, and be brief! The most important message for this week as well as the rest of the school year is "be relentless in your plight to educate each and every student you serve, be vigilant in your efforts to protect instructional time, and most importantly enjoy what you do day in and day out!" Remember this is a service we get to provide and where would the world be without GREAT Educators?

Pay close attention to the Curriculum and Instruction section. As you read through the newsletter if any burning questions, comments, or wonderings pop up, reach out to Katrina or Krysten.

Curriculum and Instruction Updates and Reminders:


  • TNReady Part 1 is here! We have covered every standard being assessed this week, so breathe deep, stay calm, and give your students nothing but positive energy and encouragement!

  • Stay the course!!!! Testing should only impact 1 and in extreme cases 2 days for Math teachers this week. When you are not testing targeted instruction should be taking place.
**3rd Grade: Core Lessons New Material Module 7, Lesson 1-3

**4th Grade: Core Lessons Reteach/Review/Extend Module 6, Lessons 4-11

**5th Grade: Core Lessons Reteach/Review/Extend Module 5, Lessons 2-15

  • If you find yourself off pace (3rd grade in particular) reach out for support with getting back on track ASAP!

  • Stay in close contact and collaborate often with your grade level peers across schools.

  • The expectation is that "guided notes" are being used in every Math class everyday! Unless testing is occurring. Make sure you plan accordingly and reach out to your peers, admin, or coach for support!

Targeted Re-Teaching:

  • Teachers should be utilizing workstations as an opportunity to pull small guided math groups. In that group the teacher should be providing targeted re-teaching and or scaffolding of the days lesson.
  • Make sure that do nows, center rotations, and guided math groups incorporate spiraled skills as well as current skills.
  • Grade level curriculum zip folders include a variety of scaffolding resources that can also be used as spiral review resources.

February Pacing Calendars

Math Department Resource Hub on Sharepoint

This is a working hub that will evolve and grow throughout the school year. You will find both resources from Katrina and the C & I Team here.

3rd-5th Grade Math Resources and Curriculum 2015-2016 School Year direct link: (copy the whole link and paste it if it doesn't open) Math Additional Resources.aspx

Math Department Resource Hub on Sharepoint 2014-2015 School Year Direct Link:

Anchors Away February Challenge: We will be looking for the Best Anchor Charts in the district throughout the month of February. One teacher from each grade level will receive this illustrious honor and receive recognition at the next Network CPD! Are you the Next Anchors Away Winner? We will also display your best anchor charts for all to see!

Name YOUR Motivation! Then use it as fuel in an effort to achieve YOUR GOALS!


February 17th is a NETWORK PD day!

Session Focus: Pacing and Creating Data Driven Spiral Review Maps

Location: WAES in Deneia Brooks room

Time: 3:00pm Prompt.

Pre-work: Bring a hard copy of your grade level pacing calendar (make sure you highlight where you are currently) and Bring your latest standard or skill based data (preferably hard copies)