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Sherrie Howard, BS, MSHRD, NBCT
Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School
5th Grade Math

Welcome to my Website.  Thank you for visiting and please check the links within the site for additional support for your student in math.
 
Parents, your student's Math "Home Opportunities to Learn" (homework assignments) can be found by clicking the "Homework" link within this site.  Homework is assigned Monday through Friday in math.  Their work provides valuable information about student's thinking and understanding of the current concepts being studied.  Please remind your student to try and use their Math Journal as a resource to guide them through the process.  This is an important step in the student's academic success. 
 
In addition to a math workbook, the students will also have a math journal.  This journal will contain vocabulary words and examples of how it applies to math concepts.  Their journal should go home each night and used as a reference while completing their assignments.  The students have been instructed to make sure their journal is in their backpack Monday through Thursday.  Students have also been instructed to write questions in their math workbooks as they complete their home opportunities to learn.  At the beginning of each math class, they are asked to review the previous day's concepts and vocabulary words.  This provides an opportunity to have an open discussion among the students, which is an important aspect of their math success.  This discussion also provides and opportunity to challenge their thinking and help them further develop their critical thinking skills.  

Reflex math is an interactive math program for students to practice and increase their fluency in multiplication and division.  It is important that your student master their multiplication facts as multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals is an important part of 5th grade math.
 
The students were shown how to check the website for assignments when absent.  The students are expected to make-up the work assignments and have them completed within the next two school days.  If your student is absent for more than one day, please remind them to discuss their missed assignments or tests with me as soon as they return to school.  If you plan to pick up any assignments when your student is absent, please contact the office and leave a message to include the approximate time the information will be picked up.  If possible, please let us know early in the day so we can have it ready prior to your arrival.  
 
Koontz Intermediate 5th graders are studying "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."  We focus on these habits in classes throughout the day.  Students will write math goals and will check their progress throughout the quarter.  They are reminded weekly to think about them and to always "Begin With The End In Mind."

My email address is posted at the top of this page.  I check email before 7:15 a.m. and after school is dismissed.  In the event I have after school duty or meetings, it may be later than 4:00.  I will try to answer any emails within 24 hours.  Thank you for your patience where this is concerned.   

If there are any transportation changes for the day, please send a note with the student.  If a change occurs after the start of the school day, please call the office prior to 1:30 pm to let them know about the change and they will notify the teacher and student.  

Class DoJo will be used to communicate information regarding our class.  The sign-up information was sent home with your student and if you need another copy, please let us know.  

Also, please be sure to check the Koontz Intermediate website for information regarding the uniform policy and other events.  
 
Thank you so much for your help at home. 
 
Mrs. Howard
Sherrie Howard