Mrs. Reeg's Math Class News

Week of April 4, 2016

This Week In Math:

This past week we learned how to classify triangles and quadrilaterals in a hierarchy based on properties. We also started our unit on volume. Students learned how to use the formula V = l x w x h or V = base x h to find the volume of a rectangular prism. Students also learned how to find the volume of a solid figure composed of two rectangular prisms. Next week we will focus our attention to practicing for the math AIR state test. The testing days will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Below I have included two videos on volume.

Measuring Volume in a Different Way

Volume as Additive

Understand volume, measure volume, & relate volume to multiplication and addition (5.MD.4)

Friendly reminders and upcoming events

  • April 4-22 is Feed Lake County canned food drive
  • Monday, April 11th is Juggling Club
  • Tuesay, April 12th is Marco's Pizza Night
  • Tuesday, April 12th is the All School Art Show from 5-7pm
  • Thursday, April 14th is 5th grade Intramurals after school
  • April 14th is the Kindergarten Readiness Night at 6:30pm
  • Cutest Can Contest ends April 18th
  • Thursday, April 21st is PTA meeting at 7pm
  • 5th grade Dodgeball night at Shore Middle school on Thursday, May 5th from 6:30-7:30pm. Be sure to RSVP by April 25th

AIR state testing

Our 5th grade students will be taking part in the American Institute of Research (AIR) assessments, which are computer-based assessments. The AIR tests have replaced the previous years’ PARCC assessments, and are much shorter in duration. Our students in grades 3 - 5 will be tested in English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Students in grades 4 and 5 will take an additional test: Social Studies for grade 4 students and Science for grade 5 students.


Testing Dates: April 4/5: 5th Grade ELA Part 1 & 2

April 13/14: 5th Grade Math Part 1 & 2

May 2/3: 5th Grade Science Part 1 & 2


Links to practice tests are located below.

Summer Camps

Mentor Schools has expanded its summer camp offerings this year! In addition to Lego Robotics/iMovie and 3-D Design Camps, we are now offering a Coding Camp and App Smashing Camp. The camps are designed to be both educational and engaging. All are taught by Mentor teachers. Students may receive informational flyers from their teachers or be sure to check out last week's Beacon.