Friday, April 11, 2014

Order of Operations Review

This week we have been reviewing the Triple O (Order Of Operations). Below you will find several good links to watch, play, or help study. =) Enjoy!

PEMDAS Rap!! Ft Dear Aunt Sally

The Millionaire OOO Game

Order Ops - An Order of Operations Game

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 7-11 News

This week we will be doing cumulative reviews in all subjects in preperation for the CRCTs that will begin next Tuesday. There will be a review quiz on Friday in math.

Progress reports will go out on April 9th.

Please remember next week to do everything within your power to make sure that your child gets to bed early next week, eats a good breakfast, and that home is as stress free as possible. =)

Friday, April 4, 2014


  • Make sure your child is in bed (without the television or any other distractions) ready for sleep by 9:00 p.m. every night prior to testing. This will help to ensure that your child will not be sleepy during test administration.
  • Make sure your child eats a good, healthy breakfast. If your child does not eat breakfast at school please make sure he/she gets a nutritious breakfast at home. A good testing breakfast would consist of foods that are free of sugar like toast, eggs, grits, bacon, fruit, etc.
  • Try to keep home as stress free as possible the night prior to testing and the morning of testing. We all have good nights and bad nights, good mornings and bad mornings. Try to make these nights and mornings as stress free as possible for your child to alleviate any unnecessary anxiety.
  • Get your child to school on time. Make sure your child is present on all the testing days and at school by 7:45 a.m.
  • NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM DRUING TESTING. Please have your child leave all electronic devices at home during days of testing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Week 28

We are taking the third round of benchmarks today, tomorrow, and Thursday. Today we will take the Reading Benchmark, tomorrow will be the Math Benchmark, and Thursday we will will take the Science and Social Studies Benchmark Tests. Please make sure your baby gets plenty of rest the night before the test and eats a good healthy breakfast the morning of each test. =)

Friday, March 7, 2014


Since Mr. Ball is out with his wife and their beautiful new little bundle of joy, I have had the privledge of teaching math. =) We have been working on fractions for the last week and a half. Today I did a little assessment to see what our babies knew and what I may need to go over again. For the most part we can conver mixed numbers to improper fractions like champs. Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers is ok... We're weak when it comes to division. Our division skills are also hurting us when it's time to simplify fractions. =( I found a link that has several fraction games that more or less "drill" equivalent fractions in. I strongly encourage you to talk about these skills with your child and if possible, let them try some of the games at the link below. =)