Remembering September 11th

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This week we will be remembering 9/11, Monday your student will bring home 9/11 homework, they will need to interview someone who remembers the event. This will need to be completed and returned to school on Tuesday.  We will also be looking at famous failures and studying the characteristics that they possessed in order to overcome their failures and become great successes. Be sure and ask your students about these people, you may be surprised at who some of them are. Later in the week we will discover more about our National Parks System through completing a series of task cards, we will also begin mapping where these parks are located throughout the United States

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Where in the World are We?

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This week students have learned all about globes and maps as well as the parts of a map. We practiced using map scale, which is a new skill this year and even solved a mystery using a grid map. Hopefully your student has come home excited about geography!

Next week we will look at the history of Labor Day. Do you know why Monday is a holiday and why you may have the day off work? We will also do some more map work and students will begin to explore their own history. We will be constructing a timeline that may require students to get some help from home with dates. Be looking for that early next week.

Monday, September 10th will be our 5th grade Parent Orientation, please make plans to meet with us at 5:30!

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