Welcome to 5th Grade!!!
My name is Laurie Chambers and I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Specialization in Mathematics (grades 1-8). I also have a certification in special education(EC -12) . I have been teaching for 18 years and have taught 2nd through 6th grades. My first teaching position was at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Lufkin, but the 2017-2018 school year will be my 17th year to teach in Diboll. It's exciting for me to see students that I once taught graduate, go to college, and begin their careers. This school year, I am teaching 5th grade math at H.G. Temple Intermediate. I understand that students are now developing skills and work habits that will follow them throughout their lives and I want to play a role in helping my students grow and become more successful. I'm looking forward to a great year with all my students.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Important Contact Information
Math Tutoring - 7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
Conference- 8:00 -8:55 a.m.
School Phone: 829-6900
Homeroom- Student Daily Schedule
7:30-8:00 Math Tutoring/Enrichment
8:00-8:55 P.E. (Music/Computer on Monday)
9:00-11:00 Honors Math (Chambers)
11:30-12:30 Science (Zwolinski)
12:30-1:25 Social Studies (Russell)
1:25-3:20 ELA (Custer or Jones)
Course Overview of 5th Grade Math Source: Texas Education Agency/TEA (TEKS- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
The primary focal areas in Grade 5 are solving problems involving all four operations with positive rational numbers, determining and generating formulas and solutions to expressions, and extending measurement to area and volume. These focal areas are supported throughout the mathematical strands of number and operations, algebraic reasoning, geometry and measurement, and data analysis. In Grades 3-5, the number set is limited to positive rational numbers. In number and operations, students will apply place value and identify part-to-whole relationships and equivalence. In algebraic reasoning, students will represent and solve problems with expressions and equations, build foundations of functions through patterning, identify prime and composite numbers, and use the order of operations. In geometry and measurement, students will classify two-dimensional figures, connect geometric attributes to the measures of three-dimensional figures, use units of measure, and represent location using a coordinate plane. In data analysis, students will represent and interpret data.