Wednesday is the last day to turn in items for our Cat Lover's Basket for the Band fundraiser! We have two packages of cat toys and two bags of litter. Remember that the funds the band collects today will impact the band for years to come!

# February 18-21

**No School on Monday, February 17th. Enjoy the three day weekend!**

**Math LearningGoals: Comparing Fractions **

3.3F(R)- represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines

3.3G(S)- explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of the same size whole for an area model

3.3H(R)- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models

**Math Homework:**

Math homework is due Thursday. It was passed out today, Friday. Please study all of your multiplication facts this week. (0’s-10’s) Students are expected to recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity.

**Multiplication Test: Mad Three Minutes**

We will take a multiplication test this Thursday which consists of 30 multiplication problems. Instead of giving one minute, students will be given three minutes. This grade will be averaged with future multiplication tests for** one grade** in the grade book at the end of the 9 weeks.

**Science Learning Goals:**

3.10A – The student is expected to explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment

**Important Dates:**

Monday, February 17: School Holiday- no school for students

Wednesday, February 26: Early Release- ½ Day- students will be released at 11:30 am

# Math Night Rescheduled! Don’t Miss Out!

# Math Night Rescheduled!

Parents,

We are excited to announce that our Math night has been rescheduled for** Tuesday, February 11th **from **6-7 pm** in the elementary gym! This is sure to be a fun night full of even more games and prizes! Every intermediate student who attends will get a hat pass good for the next day!

Can’t wait to see you there!!

# February 10-14

**Math Learning Goals: Comparing Fractions**

3.3F(R)- represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines

3.3G(S)- explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of the same size whole for an area model

3.3H(R)- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models

**Math Homework:**

Math homework is due Thursday. It was passed out today, Friday. Please study all of your multiplication facts this week. (0’s-10’s) Students are expected to recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity.

**Multiplication Test: Mad Three Minutes**

We will take a practice test this Thursday which consists of 30 multiplication problems. Instead of giving one minute, students will be given three minutes. This grade will not be recorded in the grade book. Please note: This is our last practice. After this week, tests will be graded and averaged for **one**-grade book grade.

**Science Learning Goals: Food Chains**

3.9A Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem

3.9B Identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field

3.9C Describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts where some organisms thrive and other perish or move to locations

**Important Dates:**

Monday, February 10: PTO Meeting – 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, February 11: Math Night 6-7pm PTO will be selling hotdogs starting at 5:30

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day Party at 12:30 pm

Monday, February 17: School Holiday- no school for students

Wednesday, February 26: Early Release- ½ Day- students will be released at 11:30am

# February 3-8

**Math Learning Goals: Fractions**

3.3C- explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non-zero whole number

3.3D- compose and decompose a fraction a/b with a numerator greater than zero and less than or equal to b as a sum of parts 1/b

3.3E- solve problems involving partitioning an object or set of objects among two or more recipients using pictorial representations of fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.

**Math Homework: **

Math homework is due Thursday. It was passed out today, Friday. **Please study your multiplication facts this week.** This week, we are focusing on the 9’s.

**Mad Minute: ** There will be a Mad Minute on Thursday for the following multiplication facts. (0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, **9’s,** and 10’s)

**Science Learning Goals: Ecosystems**

3.9A – The student is expected to observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem.

3.9B – The student is expected to identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as the removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field.

3.9C – The student is expected to describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts where some organisms thrive and others perish or move to new locations.

**Important Dates:**

Thursday, February 6: Progress Reports go home

Monday, February 10: PTO Meeting – 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day Party at 12:30 pm

Monday, February 17: School Holiday- no school for students

Wednesday, February 26: Early Release- ½ Day- students will be released at 11:30am

# Important Information! 1/30/2020

January 30, 2020

Parents/Guardians:

This afternoon we experienced some electrical issues at White Oak Primary and Intermediate campuses. Currently SWEPCO is on site and working through the issues.

At this time we are expecting to have power restored and a regular school day tomorrow, Friday, January 31st.

If the issue is not resolved we will notify you by 6:00 a.m. in the morning.

Please check the campus Facebook pages, campus blogs and teacher blogs for notification and updates.

This would affect the primary and intermediate campuses only.

Thank you.

Mike Morrison

Interim Superintendent

White Oak ISD

# Valentines Party Information

A note about our Valentine’s Day Party will be sent home on Friday. A class list is printed on the back of the note. Please check your child’s folder. Thanks!

Please note: DUE TO TEA’S STATE TESTING SCHEDULE, OUR CAMPUS WILL HAVE PARENT SPONSORED VALENTINE PARTIES INSTEAD OF EASTER PARTIES. THE REASON IS that STAAR MAKEUP TESTING IS ON APRIL 9TH (AN EARLY RELEASE DAY FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS) and PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE INTERMEDIATE CAMPUS DURING TESTING TIMES

# January 28-31

**Math Learning Goals: Fractions**

3.3A(S)- represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models including strip-diagrams and number lines

3.7A (S) represent fractions as halves, fourths, and eights as distances from 0 on a number line.

**Math Homework: **

Math homework is due Thursday. It was passed out today, Friday. Please study your multiplication facts this week. This week, we are focusing on the 8’s.

**Mad Minute: ** There will be a Mad Minute on Thursday for the following multiplication facts. (0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s, **8’s**, 10’s)

**Science Learning Goals: Ecosystems**

3.9 Organisms and environments. The student knows and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments. The student is expected to: (A) observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem;

**Important Dates: **

Wednesday, January 29 – EARLY RELEASE 11:30

Thursday, January 30: 6:00 – FAMILY MATH NIGHT

PTO will have $5 hot dog dinner plates for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. prior to doors opening for Math Night at 6:00 p.m.

# December 16-21

**Math Learning Goals: Introduction to Division**

3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

3.4H(S)- determine the number of objects in each group when a set of objects is partitioned into equal shares or a set of objects is shared equally

3.4J(S)- determine a quotient using the relationship between multiplication and division

3.4K(R)- solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts

3.8A summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals

3.8B solve one- and two-step problems using categorical data represented with a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals

**Math Homework: **

Math homework is due Thursday. It was passed out on Friday. There will be no (paper) math homework over the break. I would encourage everyone to still study their multiplication facts over the holiday break if possible.

Mad Minute: There will be no mad minute this week. Please continue to study previous facts learned so they will remember them after Christmas Break. (0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 6’s)

**Science Learning Goals: The Solar System (students will be constructing models of the solar system using recyclable items)**

3.1B- Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.

3.8C- Construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions

**Important Dates:**

Monday, December 16 – Wear Christmas hats

Tuesday, December 17 – Wear Christmas PJ’s

Wednesday, December 18 – Wear Christmas socks

Thursday, December 19 – Wear Christmas shirts or Christmas colors

Friday, December 20 – Christmas party 9:00-9:45 ( **Students may be checked out after the party)**

**EARLY RELEASE : Friday, December 20th** 12:15 for both Primary and Intermediate campuses

**Many of our kids are out of crayons and red folders are tattered and torn. Please ask your student if they need to replace school supplies or red folder! Thank You for sharing your best with me!**

# December 2nd-6th

**Math Learning Goals: 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication**

3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

3.4G(S)- use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial produce, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties

**Math Homework: Study X facts only (No paper HW due this week)**

Please check your student’s homework folder. We sent home a copy of their Multiplication Mad Minute the Friday before Thanksgiving break. Please sign and return after Thanksgiving break.

**No paper homework** was sent home last week due to Thanksgiving Break. Please study multiplication facts. We are adding the 3’s this week. Students are expected to know their facts we learned before the break and now the 3’s

**Mad Minute ( Multiplication facts 0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s)** is Thursday. We will send a copy of their Mad Minute home on Friday to be signed. Our Mad Minute consists of 30 problems and students have one minute to complete as many as possible. Our goal is go get better each week.

**Science Learning Goal: **

3.1B- Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.

3.7A- Explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains.

3.7B- Investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides.

3.7C- Explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials such as clothing and furniture and how resources may be conserved.

**Important Dates:**

December 16-Christmas Hat Day

December 17-PJ Day

December 18-Christmas Sock Day

December 19-Christmas Shirt or Christmas Colors Day

December 20-Christmas Party day (more details to come)