Team 5 West

January 13 - 17, 2020


Our students were VERY low on basic supplies in their binders before break. Please, please, please restock their binders full of pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, and other supplies they may have run out of by now. We SO GREATLY appreciate it!


**Please send headphones with your child! We will be using the Chromebooks more often and headphones help cut the noise and allow for a better learning environment!**

GRIT Assembly: "The Time is Now" is our mindset focus. Come celebrate our students of the month who have shown this mindset on a daily basis! Friday, January 31 at 8 AM in the cafeteria.

Yearbook: Now on sale!! We sold out last year, so order early. Use the link and code below.

Kona Ice: Wednesday, January 29. $2 - $5

PTSO Snack Day: Every Friday. $1

Yearbook Order Link

Code: 13658820

Monthly Mindset

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Skill Focus for the Week

Rotation Schedule:

Monday - B

Tuesday - A

Wednesday - B

Thursday - A

Friday - B


  • Decimals: comparing and ordering, rounding, adding and subtracting

**Students need to be practicing and mastering their multiplication facts! This is a crucial foundation for the skills they will be learning!**

**Contact Ms. Owen or Mrs. Hale for login information and details about Prodigy!**

Advanced Math

  • Order of Operations and Algebraic Expressions


  • No vocabulary quiz this week!
  • Modes of writing: Narrative, Informative, Opinion
  • District Writing Benchmark: Thursday, January 16
  • STAR Benchmark: Wednesday, January 22

**Give your student opportunities to practice their typing skills as often as possible! This will greatly help them when it is time to take the State Writing Test!**


  • Earth and Space Chapter.
  • How Earth moves
  • Earth Spheres Project due Wednesday, January 15

Social Studies

  • The Triangular Trade
  • Colonies study guide will come home

Tips to Stay Engaged and Active in your Child's Educational Journey:

  • Monitor their use of Social Media and Text Messages!
  • Read WITH your child! See picture below about how to help them become a better reader.
  • Ask them to tell you what kind of questions they asked in class that day.
  • Ask them to give you 3 highs and 3 lows about their day - every day!
  • Ask them who their friends are and what was one topic of conversation they had with those friends that day.
  • Ask them to teach you one thing they learned from each class.
  • Communicate frequently and openly with the teachers - we WANT to hear from you about the good and the bad! We are all on the same team!
  • Remind them that you are PROUD of them and love seeing them grow each day.
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Meet Your Teachers

Meadow Brook Intermediate

Team Remind Account: @5westmbi

Principal: Mark Lebsack

Assistant Principal: Jessica Giblet

5th Grade Counselor: Sloan Douglas