First States and Capitals Quiz

Hopefully your student has been hard a work learning the Northeast States and Capitals and studying the major landforms, waterways and cities on the map that they created. That quiz will be next Thursday, February 22nd! We will also be learning all about our countries great leaders as we study about President’s Day! Students will be taking a look at the amazing life of Jackie Robinson as we continue learning about African Americans who made a difference.


photo credit:Andertoons

Geography Quiz

Students will have their first Geography Quiz on Thursday, October 5th. The quiz will cover the twelve landforms that we have been learning about as well as how to use the parts of a map we have studied. All important information about this quiz can be found in your student’s Social Studies journal.

Welcome Back

Hi! My name is Mrs. McFall and I will be your Social Studies teacher this year.  This is my eighth year to teach 5th grade and my sixteenth year to teach at White Oak Intermediate.  I am excited to see what all we will explore and learn together this year.  I am looking forward to meeting all of our new 5th graders. Let’s not wait, let’s begin to get to know each other now! Below I have listed some of my favorite things, please leave me a comment and tell me about some of your favorites as well.


FOOD: Mexican

BOOK: ABC books and Cookbooks

COLOR: Green

DRINK: Green Tea with Honey


TEAMS: Roughnecks, CMC Stags, Molloy Lions, Sooners, Royals

HOBBY: Gardening and Cooking

Westward Expansion

As our country expanded westward, many pioneers packed up their belongings and headed West. Have you ever wondered if you would have been one of those brave people who left the comforts of the east to boldly head to the unknowns of the west?  Be sure to check out your student’s digital poster promoting westward expansion.

photo credit: Ocracoke Island Journal