posted Apr 2, 2018, 5:52 AM by Melissa Hein

We are one week away from our STAAR Math and Reading Tests. This week will be all about doing practice problems to  help everyone get in the mindset of what STAAR will look like.
In Social Studies we will be learning about Pioneers moving West and preparation for Immigration Day.

04/11-12 Math/Reading STAAR testing
04/20 Pride Night

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Melissa Hein

Week of 03/26/2018

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:28 AM by Melissa Hein

Reminder that there is no school this Friday due to a Spring Holiday. Looks like the weather will be beautiful...go have some outdoor fun!!

This Wednesday we will have our second STAAR math practice test. We will have covered all the topics (Financial Literacy will be taught Monday and Tuesday), so this test will be a better reflection on where each student is with all the concepts.

    Monday - Financial Literacy Vocabulary and Comparing Method payments
    Tuesday - Checking Accounts and Balancing a budget
    Wednesday - STAAR practice math test
    Thursday - Vocabulary Quiz and review Balancing budgets

Social Studies:
    Monday - Start Weekly Social Studies
    Tuesday- Thursday - Louisiana Purchase

03/30 - No School
04/10 - Math STAAR Test
04/11 - Reading STAAR Test 
04/24 - Immigration Day

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 03/19/2018

posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:35 AM by Melissa Hein

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone had a great break  and time to revive for all the great things we are working on.

    Monday - Customary Measurement Conversions
    Tuesday - Metric Measurement Conversions
    Wednesday - Review Conversion for both types
    Thursday - Practice STAAR Test
    Friday - Review and start Financial Literacy

Social Studies-
    United States Constitution.

03/22 -Science STAAR practice    test
03/30 - Holiday
04/10 - Math STAAR Test
04/11 - Reading STAAR Test
04/20 - Pride Night

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 03/05/2018

posted Mar 5, 2018, 5:31 AM by Melissa Hein   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

Exciting news...we are lucky to have an author visit today with Louis Sachar (author of Holes). I can't wait to hear what he has to teach us.

This week we will be very busy with learning about patterns in the real world and algebraically.

    Monday - numbers patterns matched to words (Journal work)
    Tuesday - Number patterns put in to a chart and in/out tables
    Wednesday - Number patterns with word problems
    Thursday - Patterns with graphs
    Friday - Review it all

Social Studies:
    American Constitution

    Next week there is no school for Spring Break

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 02/26/2018

posted Feb 26, 2018, 8:38 AM by Melissa Hein

Field Trip! We are headed to Inner Space Caverns this Wednesday for a day of adventure, learning, and fun! If your child has yet to turn in the field trip form, please do so by Wednesday.

march 6th at 6 PM is Parent Night at Canyon Vista Middle School. Go learn and ask all things dealing with the transition to middles school on that night.

Math -
    Monday- Graphic Organizer of Quadrilaterals (Worksheet from Friday due Tuesday) & Vocabulary Quiz on Friday over all Geometry words
    Tuesday -  Review ways to organize    Polygons  & Start Patterns with Algebraic Expressions
    Wednesday - Inner Space Caverns Field Trip
    Thursday - Continue with   Patterns with Algebraic Expressions
    Friday - Geometry Vocabulary Quiz 

Social Studies -
    Articles of Confederation

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 02/19/2018

posted Feb 19, 2018, 12:18 PM by Melissa Hein

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the extra long weekend! we will resume school on Wednesday. Because it is such a short week, we will be working hard on finishing up lots of new math Geometry terms and finishing up our ABC American Revolution class book. On Thursday, Hein's class will be taking an online Reading STAAR Ready practice test. Mrs. Sorrel will be going over a tutorial about this on Wednesday in her Block.

On Friday, for enrichment, we will be having Engineering Day.This is a day were the class has a chance to learn some engineering skills from Parent Volunteers. It is very much a great learning experience for all.

    Wednesday/Friday - Geometry Terms dealing with Polygons and Quadrilaterals
    Thursday - online Reading STAAR Ready test

Social Studies:
    Finish up ABC American Revolution Class book (due by Friday 2/23)


2/28 - Inner Space Caverns

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Week of 02/12/2018

posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:49 AM by Melissa Hein

Happy Valentine's Day week! We will have our class party on Wednesday  (2/14/18) 12:15-1:15. Students are encouraged to create a obx or bag at home...and   can enter the contest in one category (creative, humorous, traditional). If your student brings Valentines for the class, they must bring enough for each child in the class.

Monday - All of fifth grade will be taking the STAAR Ready for Math.
Tuesday - All of fifth grade will be taking the STAAR Ready for Reading.
    It would be a great idea to have your student get to bed at an appropriate    time, eat a healthy breakfast , and  bring a healthy snack                                 (Snow Peas are the snack of the week).
Wednesday - Coordinate Grids
Thursday/Friday - Geometry

Social Studies - ABC American Revolution Book (due February 16th) and Weekly Social Studies (due February 16th)

02/14 Valentine Party 12:15-1:15
02/19-20 No School
02/28  Inner Space Caverns Filed Trip

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 02/05/2018

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:13 AM by Melissa Hein

In fifth grade we are super busy this time of year!  This week the math class is taking a DCA Test on Units 5&6 and then will be staring Coordinate Grids and Ordered pairs. Next Week all of fifth grade will be taking Practice STAAR Tests. Monday will  be the math test and Tuesday will be the Reading Test. The next day, Wednesday  2/14, will be Valentine's Day and our party from 12:15-1:15.

Math - 
    Monday - Review for DCA 5 & 6 Test
    Tuesday/Wednesday - DCA Test 5 & 6
    Thursday/Friday - Coordinate Grids and Ordered Pairs

Social Studies - 
    American Revolution ABC Book

2/12 Math STAAR Ready test
2/13 REading STAAR Ready Test
2/14 Valentine's Party 12:15 - 1:15
2/19-20 No School President's Day Holiday

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 01/29/2018

posted Jan 25, 2018, 8:10 AM by Melissa Hein

"america" play week is here! We have two performances on February 1st...2:00 PM and 6:45 PM. Please  have your child wear red, white, and blue  for the play Parents and family members are highly encouraged to come and enjoy the show. For the night time show, please drop your child off at the library by 6:30 PM.

Walk to Read donations (money and hard back books) are due by February 2nd.

Valentine's Day is coming up!! We have our 5th grade class party on 02/14 at 12:15-1:15. There will be a Valentine's Box contest your child can choose to enter (not required to enter). The categories are: most creative, humorous, and traditional. Prizes will be awarded. If your child brings valentine cards; a card must be brought for each classmate.

    Monday- Review Stem/Leaf plots
    Tuesday - Review all things Decimals, graphs, and Measurement
    Wednesday - District Test #5
    Thursday/Friday - Coordinate Grids and Ordered Pairs

Social Studies:
    American Revolution

02/01  - "America" Play
02/02 - Walk to Read Donations Due
02/14 - Valentine's Day party 12:15-1:15

Teacher of Heroes,


Week of 01/22/2018

posted Jan 19, 2018, 8:33 AM by Melissa Hein   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

We had a great experience at Canyon Vista Middle School!  While we were there we toured the campus, asked questions, lunched, and saw presentations on all the fine arts elective choices  available. Although it seems like middle school is right here, now that we went there, we have a lot of new things to discover and learn here still at LME. The months we have left in 5th grade are jam packed with new material and events.

March 6, 2018 - 5th Grade MUSTANG ORIENTATION 6:00 pm, CVMS Gym

Parents and students are invited to an informative evening regarding becoming a middle school, Mustang family. 

The fifth grade has been working on the "America" play in Language is information on when to come see it:


The fifth graders will be performing America, a fairly interesting play with informative songs that aren’t terrible.

The performances are Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.  All performances will be in the Laurel Mountain Theater in the Oddly-Shaped Cafeteria.

In the evening, the students will meet in the library, arriving between 6:20 and 6:30.  The performance will start promptly at 6:45.  The play takes about 35 minutes to perform, depending on how many interruptions we have and how long we have to wait for the applause (and, occasionally, laughter) to die down.  So, allow for an extra 12 seconds or so.

Student attendance for the evening performance is not required, but is highly encouraged.  (Same for their families.)  All are invited to attend one or both performances.  Feel free to invite family, friends, and carefully-screened strangers.

Costumes consist of a red, white, or blue shirt and dark pants or jeans.  

Flag, United, States, American ...

Be ready to learn more than you could possibly want to know about the history of our country!


    Monday & Tuesday - Review packet

    Wednesday & Thursday - District Test (covers everything in packet)

    Friday - Stem and Leaf Review

Social Studies:

    American Revolution and "America" play


02/01 - "America" play

02/02 - Walk to Read Ends

02/19-20 - No School President's Day Holiday

Teacher of Heroes,


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