Welcome Back!

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Hi! My name is Mrs. McFall and I will be your Social Studies teacher this year.  This is my tenth year to teach 5th grade and my seventeeth year to teach at White Oak Intermediate.  I am excited to see what all we will explore and learn together this year.  It was wonderful to meet so many of our new fifth graders and their parents last night!   Let’s learn a little more about each other! Below I have listed some of my favorite things, please leave me a comment and tell me about some of your favorites as well.

MY FAVORITES

FOOD: Mexican

BOOK: ABC books and Cookbooks

COLOR: Green

DRINK: Green Tea with Honey and Dr. Pepper

SEASON: Fall

TEAMS: Roughnecks, CMC Stags, Molloy Lions, Seaton Hall Pirates, Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas City Royals

HOBBY: Gardening and Cooking

 

Sharing the Gift of Reading

What an amazing time we had yesterday as we shared the gift of reading with our PreK friends. Our fifth graders had a wonderful time reading to their PreK buddies and we all learned the true meaning of the saying “It is better to give than to receive” The video captures some of the MAGIC, please watch and enjoy! A huge THANK YOU to all of our 5th grade families who helped us make this such a huge success! May each of you have a very Merry Christmas!

Colonial Project Share

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Students have spent the past few weeks learning about Colonial America. On their Choice Board they were given the options of creating a travel brochure, designing a board game, or writing a newspaper about their colony. Today we shared those projects in small groups. Students showed fabulous creativity as well as incredible knowledge about their subject matter! Amazing work 5th grade!

Upcoming Events

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We are all very excited about our week long Thanksgiving Break! We hope it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends. In class students have been hard at work studying all about the thirteen original colonies. The week after the break we will have a map quiz over the colonies on Thursday, December 1st. Students were given the information for this quiz on Wednesday. On Friday, December 2nd students will be sharing their Colonial America projects.

What a Week!

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It has been quite a week! We started the week by electing a new president and ended the week by celebrating Veteran’s Day! In the readers theatre War Stories students heard stories of veterans who had served in various wars. We finished the class by making cards to share with veterans we know or to send to veterans in the VA Hospitals.