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 April 12-16, 2021




 Monday - L 27 Dividing Unit fractions word problems

HW: L 27 HW Succeed pages 211-213, Zearn Mission 5, Lessons 1-4 and unlock Lesson 5 by Monday 4/19


Tuesday- Test on Dividing Unit fractions and whole numbers

HW: Zearn Lessons 1-4 - due 4/19


Wednesday - Volume with cubic units

HW:  Volume Jam(V) and handout (FTF); Zearn L 1-4


Thursday - Volume using formula

HW: Volume Jam (v) and handout (FTF) , Zearn Lessons 1-4 and unlock mission 5  by Mon 4/19 @ 7 am


Friday  - Volume Word Problems

HW: Zearn Lessons 1-4 and unlock mission 5 by Mon 4/19 at 7 am




      Welcome back to school for the 2020-2021 school year!   My name is Valerie Taylor, and I am so excited to be teaching your child fifth grade math, even in these times of uncertainty.  We will be teaching a hybrid model, with some face to face students and some virtual students.  It will definitely be a learning experience for everyone, ibncluding myself.  Please be patient as we navigate these uncharted waters together.  Communication is going to be the key to a successful year for everyone involved. 

      For the fall semester, we will be joined by ULM Resident, Ms. Hemphill as she is finishing up her degree in education.  She will be taking over and teaching the class some days during the coming months, and I could not be more excited to have her be an important part of our learning community. We are going to have a great year!



We will be using the Eureka Math curriculum focusing on place value through thousandths, operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, coordinate planes, volume, and all things fractions this year.  I will be dropping short instructional videos for each lesson in your child's google classroom accounts they may access from home if they need help with their homework.  



Students will be using Google Classroom daily for assignments in math class.   I will be uploading instructional videos, digital problem sets, homework assignments, exit tickets, and assessments for each module along with time limits.  Any work that is not completed by the deadline will be given 0's.   Also, they may log in to their google classroom from home and I have uploaded videos of each of the tested lessons.  

You can expect your child to have homework Monday- Thursday night during the week to practice . It will be attached to the Eureka problem set so you have examples to follow.  It will be checked for completion the next day.  Your child will start out with a 100 as their homework grade and 5 points will be deducted for every time they do not have their homework completed. 
We will be using 3 computer programs to supplement and help practice skills that are being taught at school.  Your child may access all three of these programs from home for additional practice.  

ZEARN REQUIREMENTS: A Zearn Module 1 completion grade will be given at the end of this nine weeks. Your child should be completing 4 Zearn lessons per week.  The schedule of due dates are as follows: 


318-322-8976 ext. 4090
Class Dojo app - We will be using this app to share news, updates, important reminders, and photos from class.  You may also send private messages to any of the 3 teachers to see how your child is doing in school or to get in touch with us for anything.  Until the internet issues have been resolved, this will be the best way to contact me as my email is not currently working.  I do ask that any private matter is not posted to the news feed, but sent in a private message. 
Thank you all so much for your support.  Once again, I am so excited to be your child's teacher and am looking forward to a fun, successful year!