Gab from Ms. Gallagher

News from White Oak Elementary 5th Grade

We're off to a great start in 5th grade!

We have had a very busy first six weeks of school! In math, we have been learning about decimals -- rounding, ordering, comparing, adding, and subtracting. In reading, Roald Dahl's The BFG is making us all laugh while we learn about the elements of literature. This week brings an end to our science unit on matter, and we have had some amazing experiments with chemical change and making Oobleck! In homeroom skills time, we are about halfway through with The Sisters Grimm, so please ask your student about it -- it's a wonderful book!

Happenings Around the School

Read-A-Thon

I hope you're all participating in our second annual Read-A-Thon! Friday is the Family Night featuring a show by Ken Scott the magician, as well as a hot dog dinner. All of the money donated for the Read-A-Thon goes to our school to support our students, so please help us reach our goal! Log in those reading minutes and get sponsors for your reader.

About Ms. Gallagher

I grew up in Mississippi, but I have lived with my family in Newnan for the past 17 years. I have three children: 2 girls and a boy. My older daughter graduated from UGA in May, and she now works in Charleston, SC. My middle daugher is a junior at UGA (Go Dawgs!), and my son is a sophomore at Newnan High, where he plays baseball. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and we also have two wonderful dogs!