Mrs. Helwig's Class

Week 24

5th Grade Math – We are continuing our study of decimals this week. So far we have learned to add, subtract, round, and multiply decimals. Today, we began to divide decimals. Here is a helpful link: https://www.mathsisfun.com/dividing-decimals.htmlWe will continue to practice dividing decimals this week and next. Then review decimals for a Decimal Test on Wednesday, March 3. 6th Grade Math – We are continuing our study of coordinate grids. This week, we are plotting...

February 18, 2020 Read more

Week 23

5th Grade Math – We continue our Decimals Unit this week. We will be adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals this week. Ask your child the most important thing to remember when adding and subtracting decimals? (They might sing you a song.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlotpOS8NFA 6th Grade Math – We are reviewing all of our algebra skills this week and will have a test on Wednesday! They will have a Practice Test that can be used as a study guide! 6th Grade...

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Week 22

Announcements:Sales start Monday and run through Wednesday, February 12th. Students in 3-12 can purchase. Students are selling in the cafeteria from 12:00-1:00. No sales in the office or classrooms. Cost is .50 apiece.No School on February 17th 5th Grade Math – We wrapped up our Ratio unit last week, and the whole class did an awesome job on the test! They will be returned to students tomorrow. This week, we are beginning to study Decimals. We are currently learning decimal place...

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Week 21

5th Grade Math – This week we continue our study of ratios. The 5th graders have been doing an awesome job so far, and seem to be enjoying this unit. We will wrap up, review, and take a ratio test on Thursday! 6th Grade Math – This week, we continue our algebra unit. So far we have learned algebra vocabulary, substituted a number for a variable and solved, written expressions to match real-world situations, and simplified expressions by combining like terms and using the...

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Some recent photos…

Our visit with author Ben Mikaelsen was awesome and inspiring! Our Christmas celebration included the annual 5th/6th grade trip to the Fallon Theater, playing some fun games, exchanging gifts and painting ornaments! Our final science project was to write a bill that will help reduce negative human impact on the...

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Week 19

We are officially in the second semester! These kids are working really hard this year, and I am really proud of them! We are excited to move onto Social Studies this week! Report cards are being finished up this week, and will be sent home on Thursday! 6th Grade Math – We held off on taking the Percent test last week, and spent Thursday as another review day. The class is feeling much more confident after one more day of practice. We will do another review tomorrow morning, and...

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Week 18

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and restful break! My family traveled to Pennsylvania to visit family so we did not rest at all! We are back in full swing here! We’re finishing up our first semester; students have this week to complete any missing or incomplete assignments! Report cards will then be printed and sent home on January 16th. 5th Grade Math – This week we will continue with our unit on area. We will be calculating the area of rectangles,...

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Week 17

This Thursday, we will be walking to the Fallon Theater to watch Home Alone. Please sign your child’s permission slip and send them to school with $5. We are also participating in Secret Santa. Each student has chosen a name and should be purchasing a small gift to give them at the party. Students can also wear ugly sweaters or Christmas shirts or red, white, or green on Thursday! 5th Grade Math – This week we are beginning a new unit on Perimeter and Area. This year,...

December 16, 2019 Read more

Week 16

The Pajama Drive has been extended one more week! This week, 5-7th grades will be visited by Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, which is a book read by the students in 6th grade! 5th Grade Math – The fifth graders have been working really hard learning how to divide fractions. We will take the winter MAPS test on Monday. Each student has the goal of increasing their score by 5 points from their fall MAPS test! If they all make growth, we will celebrate with an ice...

December 8, 2019 Read more

Week 15

5th Grade Math – This week we will continue to divide fractions. The strategy we’re using is to find the reciprocal of the second fraction and then multiply. The phrase we use to remember these steps is “Keep, Change, Flip.” Ask your child to tell you the steps to divide fractions. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic/arith-review-dividing-fractions/v/dividing-fractions-example 6th Grade Math – We finished up Chapter 5 on Ratio...

December 2, 2019 Read more