Updates from Needham's Homeroom

5th Grade 2015-2016

Math News

5th graders are working to understand the relationship between fractions and decimals on a number line and when using decimal squares. Students have been diligently analyzing various forms of numbers in their "book of math" and while playing math games. Recently, partners have been building with Omnifix Cubes. This helps them to create models to represent different volumes. During Calendar Grid time we have been discussing perspective and uncovering new patterns. If your child likes MineCraft they will love Calendar Grid work. Speaking of MineCraft, I've attached a link for buying a MineCraft account. Also,if you are looking for ways to have "math talk practice at home, I've included some links you might like to investigate.

Your's in Education,

Alicia Needham

U-NITE Celebration

Friday, Oct. 16th, 5:30-9pm

9601 Stacee Lane

Lantana, TX

WOW! What a fun event for the whole family. This is such a cool opportunity for you to enjoy time with your children and to show your support for Adkins Elementary. We would love to have you volunteer at the event and the children would love to see you there! I'll be there with my family and look forward to sharing time with you!

Please sign up for a volunteer slot on



Thank you for helping to LEND A HAND to FILL THE BUS! Students have been selling butter braids to raise money for our bus to camp! Thank you for taking the time to help your 5th grader sell the butter braids! We appreciate it! Our goal is 600 sales and 200 per each homeroom.

Parent Teacher Conferences

So great to see you at Parent Teacher Conferences. Your children did a wonderful job presenting and the Power point slides were fabulous! I enjoyed meeting with you and look forward to seeing you again. If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to call of send me an email at aneedham@dentonisd.org. Be sure to visit us on Facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/AdkinsFifth