Week of Feb. 24-28

Monday, Feb. 24- Writing Benchmark:  Students may bring a bottle of water, mints, & a HEALTHY snack.  (No chips, cookies, candy, or messy fingers!) 

Tuesday, Feb. 25- Math Common Assessment #3:  Skills covered are types of angles, symmetry, area, perimeter, multiplication, & division.

Wednesday, Feb. 26- Early Release @ 11:30 for teacher training.

Decomposing Fractions

We have begun our fractions unit, and one of the first skills we are learning about is how to decompose a fraction.  Until recently, “decompose” was a word that I applied to science–not math!  “Decompose” means to break down or break apart into smaller parts, and I’ve learned that we can apply that word in math, too!  Parents–we did learn this in school, BUT–we just didn’t use the same vocabulary.  Below are a couple of sites that provide the students with practice decomposing fractions.  The Khan Academy and Nearpod sites have videos included in case the students (or the parents) want to know more about the skill.  🙂  Just click on the picture and that will take you directly to the practice.

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Math Night Rescheduled


We are excited to announce that our Math night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11th from 6-7 pm in the elementary gym! This is sure to be a fun night full of even more games and prizes! Every intermediate student who attends will get a hat pass good for the next day!

Can’t wait to see you there!!

February Dates to Remember

Below is a list of Important Dates for the month of February. Parents, please make a note of these for future reference during the upcoming weeks. Also, please note that the calendar that appears on the homepage of our blog can always be printed out for your refrigerator.

  • Feb. 6th – Progress Reports will be sent home.
  • Feb. 14th – Parent-sponsored Valentine Parties. Intermediate Students (3rd, 4th, and 5th) WILL NOT HAVE Easter parties this year due to the state scheduling of STAAR dates that week. NO Parents will be allowed on the Intermediate Campus during state testing.
  • Feb. 17th – No School – President’s Day
  • Feb. 24th – 4th/5th Benchmarks
  • Feb. 25th – 5th Benchmarks
  • Feb. 26th – Student Early Release  at 11:30 – Teacher Professional Development

Elementary Power Outage

January 30, 2020


This afternoon we experienced some electrical issues at White Oak Primary and Intermediate campuses. Currently SWEPCO is on site and working through the issues. 

At this time we are expecting to have power restored and a regular school day tomorrow, Friday, January 31st. 

If the issue is not resolved we will notify you by 6:00 a.m. in the morning.

Please check the campus Facebook pages, campus blogs and teacher blogs for notification and updates. 

This would affect the primary and intermediate campuses only. 

Thank you.

 Mike Morrison

Interim Superintendent 

White Oak ISD 

Long Division Practice

Click below for links that can be used to practice long division.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 7.09.34 PM It is extremely important for 4th grade students to be fluent with their multiplication facts.  Students may use the XtraMath program to help improve their multiplication and division fact fluency.  We try to work on this every day in class, but it may also be done at home.