Math Fractions Videos

Watch the following video on adding fractions with unlike denominators. After watching the video complete the following practice.

Adding Fractions With Unlike Denominators

Adding Fractions Practice


Watch the following video on subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. After watching the video complete the following practice.

Subtracting Fractions With Unlike Denominators



Watch the following video on multiplying fractions. After watching the video complete the following practice.

Multiplying Fractions

Multiplying Fractions With Whole Numbers


Conference Week and Important Dates

I hope you all had a nice restful fall break. I shared with your students today that they were great motivation for my return today. Each one of them truly are treasures. We are quickly approaching parent teacher conference week. You will receive a letter from me tomorrow with a potential time and date for your conference. If the time or date does not work please feel free to provide some dates and times that may work. I will make every effort to accommodate schedules. I am also available for Skype conferences as well. I know it can be tricky taking off work, so if it is easier to Skype in on your lunch break I can make that work.


Fundraiser: The fall fundraiser kicked off today. A flyer went home please reference it for more information.


Student Teachers: We have two wonderful student teachers in our classroom until December of this year. They are wonderful additions to our classroom and I know that your children will provide a great learning experience for them. A flyer went home last week requesting permission for the student teachers to work with students. Please take a few minutes to review the information, sign, and return the form.


Finally, I look forward to seeing you all at the Fall Festival this Friday from 5:00-8:00.



Important Dates:

Sept. 30 – Fall Fundraiser begins

Oct. 4: Fall Festival 5:00-8:00

Oct. 10: Early Release Day

Oct. 11: End of 1st Quarter; Hat Day for $1.00

Oct. 11: Chick Fil A Biscuit Sales

Oct.14 – 18: Conference Week- Early Release each day

Fall Festival!

Hello Lewis Lions,

Mark you calendars! The Lewis Fall Festival will be Friday, October 4th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the back field.  Free Bounce House and Slide!  Admission is free for Lewis PTSA members, and activity tickets will be on sale for $0.25 each.  Run your hardest in the 3 Legged Race or pig out at the Pie Eating Contest, and don’t forget your checkbook for the Classroom Pumpkin Auction!  Chick-Fil-A, Kona Ice and Papa Johns will be there too!

Hope to see everyone there!

Weekly Update

Good afternoon parents!

We had another wonderful week in room 512! Students freshened up their skills related to place value. We learned about the cattle trails of the late 1800’s and the Black Cowboys who made the trails successful. In writing we discovered that we can learn about technique and voice by studying other writers. We also studied best practices and strategies for problem solving and responding to reading.

We are looking forward to a wonderful week next week where students will continue to practice the seven habits of healthy and happy students.

Looking ahead:

Math – We will continue to discuss place value and how the positions relate to one another for both whole and decimal numbers.

Reading/Writing- We will begin our study of the characteristics of narrative writing and reading. We will focus on analyzing characters and their traits in reading while focusing on building our understanding of narrative writing traits in writing.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on the Cattle Trails and the Black Cowboys. We will take a mini-quiz over this material.

Aug. 23: Fall Pictures in Media Center

Aug. 27: PTSA Spirit Night at Panda Express

Aug. 28: Early Release

Aug. 29: WatchDog Pizza Night

Sept. 2: Labor Day Holiday


Fabulous First Week!

Greetings parents and students!

We had a wonderful first few days in class. We spent time getting to know one another and practicing rituals and routines. Your children are all wonderfully made, and it brought us joy to get to know more about each one of them. I can truly say that this was one of the best and brightest starts to a school year!

Students took their weekly communication folder home today. They will bring this home each week. We will include graded papers, permission slip forms, and other important documents in this folder. There will also be a weekly habits sheet that will need to be signed and returned on Monday’s. This will start next week. Finally, homework will be distributed in this folder each Friday beginning next Friday. Student must bring their Friday folder home each Friday ad return it on Monday.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Looking Ahead: 


Next week we will review place value concepts in math. Student will need to have an understanding of place value in order to effectively multiply and divide multi-digit numbers.


We will be launching our readers workshop next week in class. We will discuss our routines and procedures for reading, as well as, how to choose a just right book. In writing we will work on establishing our writers workshop behaviors. Students will also complete a diagnostic writing sample so that we can assess each students individual writing needs.

Social Studies:

We will be launching our Turn of the Century social studies unit next week. We will begin by discussing the great cattle trails and the black cowboys of the west. It is always a fun unit for students.

Important Dates: 

Aug. 14: Boy Scouts to visit classrooms
Aug. 15: Boy Scouts recruiting night @6:30 in the cafeteria
Aug. 23: Fall Pictures in Media Center
Aug. 27: PTSA Spirit Night at Panda Express
Aug. 28: Early Release & Professional Learning
Aug. 29: WatchDog Pizza Night
Sept. 2: Labor Day Holiday